Discovery Communications President & CEO David Zaslav To Present Keynote Address At MIPTV

Feb 18, 2013, 11:52 ET from Reed MIDEM

PARIS, Feb. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- MIPTV announces today that David Zaslav, President & CEO of Discovery Communications, will present a keynote address on Tuesday 9 April, as part of MIPTV's Media Mastermind keynotes series. Organised by Reed MIDEM, MIPTV will take place in Cannes from 8-11 April, 2013.

David Zaslav sets the strategy and oversees all operations of the world's #1 nonfiction media company that reaches more than 1.8 billion cumulative subscribers in nearly 220 countries and territories. Discovery Communications is dedicated to igniting curiosity and delivering the thrill of discovery through more than 150 worldwide television networks and a leading portfolio of digital media properties that attract approximately 25 million unique visitors per month.

At MIPTV, David Zaslav will discuss the global content environment, recent international M&A activity and his strategy for continued growth at the world's largest pay-TV programmer.

Prior to Discovery, Zaslav had a distinguished career at NBC Universal. In 2007, he received a Trustees Award for Lifetime Achievement from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS). In 2009, he was honored by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) with its Forces for Nature award for his vision and leadership in driving Discovery's ongoing commitment to embracing "green" as a corporate value and developing the highest quality programming that celebrates the wonders of our planet for audiences around the world.

Under David Zaslav's leadership, in September 2008, Discovery began trading as a public company on the Nasdaq stock exchange and has since delivered average double-digit profit growth over the past five years.

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About MIPTV – Founded in 1963, MIPTV is the annual international market and creative forum for content on every screen. It brings professionals from the global TV and online content industry to Cannes, France, for four days of exhibition, conferences, screenings and networking. It is a key market for buying and selling content and early-stage content development. MIPCube constitutes a special programme exploring tech and creative approaches with the community re-inventing the content experience within MIPTV. The weekend prior to MIPTV, MIPDoc and MIPFormats constitute a two-day showcase for non-fiction and unscripted programming. In 2013, MIPTV celebrates its 50th anniversary.