Discovery sets new g.m. in Japan

Gibbons appointment effective July 16

Discovery Networks Asia has appointed James Gibbons as general manager of Discovery and Animal Planet Japan, effective July 16.

Gibbons will be in charge of  Discovery’s Japan ops, in coordination with joint venture partner Jupiter Programming Communications. Gibbons, a nine-year Discovery vet, was senior VP for programming and creative services at Discovery Networks Asia, based in Singapore.

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