Media giant Warner Bros. Discovery has named Luis Silberwasser as president and CEO of its sports division.
Silberwasser will lead the newly combined company’s domestic sports portfolio and oversee a unified global sports strategy. He joins from American Spanish-language media company TelevisaUnivision, where he was chairman of Television Networks Group.
Reporting to Warner Bros Discovery Managing Director David Zaslav, Silberwasser will oversee assets including Eurosport, Turner Sports and Bleacher Report. The media entity’s combined rights, including the Olympics, National Basketball Association (NBA), National Hockey League (NHL), Major League Baseball (MLB), and National Collegiate Men’s Basketball Tournament Athletic Association (NCAA).
“I am thrilled to join Warner Bros. Discovery in an exciting and innovative time, especially for its newly integrated global sports business and the company‘s formidable team that boasts some of the most compelling on-air talent, production values from world class and the broadest media. rights around the world,” Silberwasser said.
Zaslav added: “I have known Luis for many years and have tremendous respect for his hard work, his collaborative approach to work and his ability to build highly successful global businesses and brands.”
Elsewhere, sports marketing agency revolution hired Bruce Bundrant and Jacie Brandeswho will both serve as Senior Vice President, Business Development.
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