Discovery Names Andrew Georgiou Eurosport and Sports Rights Boss

Variety | 6/26/2019 | Stewart Clarke
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Andrew Georgiou has been appointed president of Discovery-owned Eurosport. The sports channels and streaming service has been without a chief since Peter Hutton left for Facebook. Georgiou assumes a wider role than Hutton, running Eurosport as well as overseeing sports rights and marketing across Discovery. It has been moving aggressively into the sports arena, licensing the Olympics rights in Europe, teaming with the PGA on a golf streaming service, and buying cycling streamer GCN.

Georgiou joins Discovery from Lagardère Sports and Entertainment, which he joined in 2006 as COO. He was later appointed its CEO for its Asia business, before being upped to global CEO in 2014.

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