President and managing director of WBD Sports Europe Andrew Georgiou has added responsibility for all of the company’s UK operations.
He will serve as head of Warner Bros Discovery’s media business in the UK and Ireland, as well as continuing to lead the sports operation.
Georgiou will have responsibility for multiple TV channel brands including Discovery, TLC, Quest, Quest Red, Really, Cartoon Network, Eurosport and the newly launched TNT Sports as well as WBD’s streaming service discovery+. He will also oversee consumer products, home entertainment and support the local Warner Bros theatrical business, said the company.
His appointment follows the news earlier this week that WBD EMEA president Priya Dogra will leave the company later this year.
Speaking about Georgiou’s appointment, Gerhard Zeiler, international president at Warner Bros Discovery said: “Andrew has excelled at the business, being both commercially savvy and able to get things done. As we enter another important period during these transformative times for our broader business, I’m looking forward to working even more closely with Andrew to shape our path and best position our company for continued and longer-term success.”
Georgiou added: “It’s an honour to be asked to take on the UK and Ireland with such a proven and seasoned leadership team. My expanded role in many ways mirrors the ambition of the company – to combine and grow our entertainment and sports offering together across our TV networks and streaming businesses. With TNT Sports now live on all linear platforms and discovery+, the streaming home of TNT Sports in the UK and Ireland, and the football and rugby seasons kicking-off there could not be a better time to get started.”