Eileen O’Neill has been promoted to the newly created position of Global Group President of Discovery Studios. She’ll be leaving her post at the Discovery Channel, and now have oversight over all of the internal facilities and creative talent of the studios. She’ll also serve on the board of directors of All3Media once the deal closes.
“One of the key pillars of Discovery’s success over the past eight years has been our significant investment in world-class content across all screens, and part of that strategy has focused on strengthening our in-house studio capabilities, acquiring more IP across new genres and formats, and bringing some of the world’s top production houses into our company,” said David Zaslav, President and CEO of Discovery Communications. “Eileen is one of the very best we have at Discovery. In this new role, she will accelerate the growth, output and development of our production engines, and oversee the strategy and investment in new programming, new content creators, new categories and new technologies.”
O’Neill will report to Bruce Campbell, chief development and digital media officer and general counsel for Discovery.
Marjorie Kaplan, group president of TLC and Animal Planet, will serve as interim head of Discovery Channel, in addition to her other responsibilities.