Discovery Communications has give a 23-year-veteran of the company a major promotion, the company has announced.
Bill Goodwyn has been named to President, Global Distribution and CEO of Discovery Education. Goodwyn was previously President, Domestic Distribution and Enterprises.
The well-known, well-liked Goodwyn, is credited with doing a phenomenal job over the years building Discovery’s affiliate distribution.
Besides his considerable affiliate responsibilites, Goodwyn, according to the announcement, "As president of Discovery Education since 2007 and now CEO of the division, oversees the award-winning team responsible for driving the business in the K-12 marketplace, where its flagship service Discovery Education streaming now reaches more than half of all U.S. schools, and over one million educators and 35 million students."
In making the annoumcement about Goodwyn, David Zazlav, President and CEO, Discovery Communications said in a statment, "Since 1987, Bill has built a content distribution platform that is second to none and rebuilt the nascent Discovery Education division into one of the fastest-growing parts of our company. Bill has helped to make Discovery the company it is today, and is the well-deserving chief executive of Discovery Education and the natural choice to lead the next phase of Discovery’s international carriage expansion in more than 180 countries and territories.”