Mike Lang
United States

Mike
Lang

Mike Lang understands the art of the deal, and always has. Back when he was at Fox Entertainment over a decade ago, he was instrumental in engineering the acquisition of MySpace and the formation of Hulu. Years later, he had a strong hand in steering Disney’s acquisition of Miramax Films, where he was rewarded by becoming its CEO. Disney is where his career began, in the strategic planning division. He put his strategic skills to good use in his short time at Miramax, where the value had shifted from the Oscar-winning ways of the Weinsteins to exploitation of the incredible film library they built up over the years.

Now at Discovery since February 2016, he has the opportunity to take one of the largest TV channel portfolios outside the U.S. to the next level in the form of M&A or other partnerships like the deal he scored with Bamtech to form Bamtech Europe. Sports will be an important piece of the puzzle given the holdings Discovery has in that department abroad including its Eurosport platform. Not long after he came to Discovery, he was given more responsibility: managing the company’s properties in the Nordic region, one of the most sophisticated TV markets in the world.

Career

  • Discovery Networks International

Education

  • Harvard University (MA, USA)
  • Claremont McKenna College (CA, USA)

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
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