Animal Planet

Channel Profile: 
Owned by / Company: 

Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) is the world’s #1 pay-TV programmer reaching nearly three billion cumulative subscribers in more than 220 countries and territories. Discovery is dedicated to satisfying curiosity with high-quality content on worldwide television networks. In Asia Pacific, Discovery brands reach over 652 million cumulative subscribers in 38 countries with programming customised in 15 languages and dialects.

Channel distribution in Asia: 

Discovery brands reach over 652 million cumulative subscribers in 38 countries across Asia Pacific, with programming customised in 15 languages and dialects.

Who's who: 

Arjan Hoekstra
President & MD
Mandy Pattinson
EVP & GM – Australia, 
New Zealand & Pacific Islands
Rahul Johri
EVP & GM - South Asia & 
Southeast Asia
Fang Chang
SVP & GM – China
Louis Boswell
SVP & GM – Japan
Tommy Lin
SVP & GM – North Asia
Theresa Ong
SVP & GM – Southeast Asia
Nilesh Zaveri
SVP & CFO, Finance & 
Corporate Operations
Li Lee Cheong
SVP, Commercial & 
Business Operations
Jacqueline Tok
VP, Advertising Sales
Helen Whittle
VP, Corporate 
Development & Strategy
Karen Cheah
VP, Creative Services
Angelina Ng
Group VP, Human 
Resources
Victor Tai
VP, IT & Facilities
Chin Seow Si
VP, Legal Affairs
Magdalene Ng
VP, Marketing & 
Communications
Charmaine Kwan
VP, Programming
Vikram Channa
VP, Production & 
Development
Julie Petersen
VP, Research
Kevin Pillar
Director, Media Operations

Address: 

Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific
21 Media Circle, #08-01
Singapore 138562
T: +65 6510 7500
F: +65 6510 7600
W: asia.discovery.com

Date: 

9 February 2015

The single most important influence on Asia’s TV industry in the next 12 months will be... "Delivering must-have content with strong local appeal is key. And the flexibility to pursue additional ways to engage viewers on different platforms will strengthen the pay-TV proposition for both operators and channel partners. Ultimately, this will result in superior product offerings that will drive growth.” (Arjan Hoekstra, EVP & MD, Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific)