JB Perrette
Courtesy of Discovery Networks
United States
2021

Warner Bros. Discovery

JB
Perrette

CEO & President, Global Streaming & Interactive

Perrette works closely with Discovery CEO David Zaslav, directly overseeing two parts of the business that are key to the company’s growth and future: international and direct to consumer. On the latter, he has surpassed industry and internal expectations: Discovery’s DTC portfolio had 18 million subs as of August 2021, months after the launch of Discovery+. Meanwhile, Discovery’s global footprint now includes an average of 10 channels across 220 countries and territories. Perrette has led on key deals such as the 2015 acquisition of Eurosport and the subsequent agreement with the IOC to make Discovery and Eurosport home of the Olympics across Europe. This year, the Olympics, plus the launch of joint venture Magnolia Network, the return of “Shark Week” and continued investment in originals, have all bolstered Discovery.

Career

  • Discovery Networks International
  • NBCUniversal
  • General Electric

Education

  • Hamilton College (NY, USA)

Variety Honors

  • 2018 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2019 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2020 Variety500 Honoree
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Warner Bros. Discovery Sets Out India, Southeast Asia and Korea Leadership Structure under Clement Schwebig

Warner Bros. Discovery Sets Out India, Southeast Asia and Korea Leadership Structure under Clement Schwebig

Warner Bros. Discovery has set out its India, Southeast Asia and Korea (INSEAK) leadership team under Clement Schwebig, as president and managing director.The Thursday announcement follows just hours after a similar rejig of the EMEA leadership team under Priya Dogra.Both Schwebig and Dogra report to Gerhard Zeiler, president of international for the merged company. Zeiler, a former WarnerMedia executive, now oversees the global channels business with a “dotted line” to international streaming lead JB Perrette, a Discovery veteran. Zeiler previously...

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