Andrew Georgiou has been named as the head of Warner Bros. Discovery’s media business in the UK and Ireland. He also retains his position as President and Managing Director of WBD Sports Europe, which operates both Eurosport across Europe and TNT Sports in the UK and Ireland.
The appointment sees him helm the company in the region with multiple TV channel brands including Discovery, TLC, Quest, Quest Red, Really, Cartoon Network, Eurosport, and the newly launched TNT Sports, as well as Warner Bros. Discovery’s streaming service discovery+. He also has responsibility for consumer products, home entertainment, and will support the local Warner Bros. theatrical business.
Georgiou joined the company in 2019 as President of Eurosport, arriving from Lagardère Sports and Entertainment, where he was the CEO. According to the company, he is known as a natural leader, a team builder and a deal-marker, not least for his role in striking the joint venture with BT Group that gave rise to TNT Sports, the UK and Ireland’s newest sports offering which ultimately will also become the new name for Eurosport in these countries.
“Andrew has excelled at the business, being both commercially savvy and able to get things done. As we enter another important period during these transformative times for our broader business, I am looking forward to working even more closely with Andrew to shape our path and best position our company for continued and longer-term success,” said Gerhard Zeiler, International President at Warner Bros. Discovery.
“It is an honor to be asked to take on the UK and Ireland with such a proven and seasoned leadership team. My expanded role in many ways mirrors the ambition of the company – to combine and grow our entertainment and sports offering together across our TV networks and streaming businesses. With TNT Sports now live on all linear platforms and discovery+, the streaming home of TNT Sports in the UK and Ireland, and the football and rugby seasons kicking-off, there could not be a better time to get started,” Andrew Georgiou commented.