Discovery Digital Networks Taps Partnerships & Development VP


SAN FRANCISCO: Discovery Digital Networks has appointed Bernard Ho, a seasoned senior digital exec, as its VP of partnerships and development.

In his new role, Ho will work under Nathan Brown, senior VP of development and operations. He will oversee partnership development and implementation across platforms, collaborating with leadership to optimize growth for Discovery Digital Networks, which is Discovery Communications’s web-native content offering that includes daily shows, weekly series and live events.

Previously, Ho served as senior director of business development at Samsung Electronics. He also worked for IGN Entertainment, most recently as senior VP and general manager of video business.

“Bernard is a uniquely skilled executive who has a deep understanding of the digital video marketplace and a proven track record of aligning business goals and objectives with a clear strategic direction,” commented Brown. “I am thrilled to welcome Bernard to the team and look forward to working towards even greater future growth and development for Seeker, SourceFed and Discovery VR.”

“Discovery Digital Networks has developed meaningful relationships with Millennial audiences through its extraordinary portfolio of brands, including Seeker, SourceFed and Discovery VR,” added Ho. “They have built a world-class team, and I look forward to joining my new colleagues in bringing the company’s award-winning content to even more audiences—wherever they may be.”