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Discovery has appointed Paul Rehrig as general manager of the digital arm of its Eurosport business, the direct-to-consumer business unit at the sports destination and home of the Olympics in Europe.

Discovery rehrig 8JUley2019In his new role at Discovery, Rehrig will oversee the development and implementation of strategies to enhance and grow Eurosport’s suite of digital direct-to-consumer products, including the Europe-wide live sport streaming service Eurosport Player, the Eurosport app and the sports news website which claims more than 30 million unique users per month.

Rehrig joins from AMC Networks where he served for nearly eight years as EVP of digital and business development and where he was responsible for growing revenue from AMC Networks’ global digital partnerships and building the successful direct-to-consumer subscription businesses.

Rehrig will report to Peter Faricy, Discovery’s CEO, global direct-to-consumer, and will be based in London where he will work with Andrew Georgiou, who joins Discovery later this year as president, Eurosport and global sports rights and sports marketing solutions, as well as the Eurosport and Discovery EMEA leadership teams.

“We are thrilled to welcome such a distinguished leader with a proven record of launching and running successful direct-to-consumer businesses and products globally,” Faricy remarked. “Paul is the perfect fit to lead our outstanding Eurosport Digital team as we focus on building products that sports fans love. As we look to the exciting opportunities ahead, Paul will ensure Eurosport delivers the immersive multi-screen products and experiences that are essential for powering people’s passions and engaging targeted global communities around sport.”

Rehrig added: “I have been hugely impressed by how Eurosport has become a digital pioneer and leader in sports under Discovery’s leadership. Serving sports fans with programming and content across Europe is a significant responsibility and I’m thrilled to lead such a world-class team. There is a massive opportunity to enhance and expand Eurosport’s digital product experiences and innovate in myriad ways that more deeply engage fans and build audiences and subscribers across the region.”