JB Perrette
United States
2019

Discovery Networks International

JB
Perrette

President / CEO

Since signing on as chief digital officer in 2011, Perrette has been instrumental in growing Discovery’s business outside the U.S., encompassing channels in more than 220 countries and giving it one of the largest footprints of any American major. Under his leadership, Discovery bought the Eurosport network and sealed a groundbreaking deal with the International Olympic Committee, making Discovery and Eurosport the home of the Olympics across Europe through 2024, with the 2020 Tokyo Games just over the horizon. Perrette aims to keep innovating the company with developments such as its JOYN streaming platform, a joint venture with German media giant ProsiebenSat.1, and a nearly $400 million deal with the BBC that will see the BBC’s high-end natural history and factual programming play on a new Discovery streamer.

Career

  • Discovery Networks International
  • NBCUniversal
  • General Electric

Education

  • Hamilton College (NY, USA)

Variety Honors

  • 2018 Variety500 Honoree
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Discovery Networks International President Extends Contract Through 2019

Discovery Networks International President Extends Contract Through 2019

Discovery Networks International president JB Perrette has extended his contract with the company through June 2019.The deal calls for the London-based exec to earn a base salary of $1.6 million, in addition to bonuses and stock grants. The new pact, disclosed Thursday in a Securities and Exchange Commission filing, replaces the contract set in January 2014 when Perrette was promoted to his current post.Perrette joined Discovery as chief digital officer in 2011, after 11 years with NBCUniversal. He is a...

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