Discovery Networks UK ups Dinnage to MD

Susanna Dinnage (pictured) has been upped at Discovery Networks UK and Ireland, moving into the role of executive VP and managing director, effective immediately.

Previously the senior VP and general manager of Discovery Networks UK and Ireland, she was a key player in the launch of female-skewing channel TLC in the UK.

In her new role, she will continue to be responsible for 11 channel brands within Discovery’s portfolio, including Discovery Channel, Quest, ID and Animal Planet.

Dinnage has been with Discovery since 2009, and prior to that worked with the launch team for UK network Channel 5 and its digital channels. She also has held various roles at Viacom’s MTV and VH1 channels.

“Susanna is an exceptional TV executive who has a unique ability to understand and build channel brands and is a champion of the needs of viewers across different genres and demographics,” said Dee Forbes, president and MD of Discovery Networks Western Europe.

“During the last year she has successfully launched TLC and has celebrated substantial growth across our channels and I am delighted to be able to announce this much-deserved promotion.”