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Discovery APAC MD & president Arthur Bastings resigns

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MUMBAI: Discovery Networks Asia Pacific (DNAP) managing director and president Arthur Bastings has put down his papers. 

A Discovery Communications spokesperson confirmed the news  to Indiantelevision.com. 

Bastings is serving his notice period till 31 December.

Based out of Discovery’s headquarters in Singapore, Bastings is responsible for the company’s commercial and operational units, including sales, channel distribution, production operations, research, marketing, communications and digital media for 15 entertainment brands in the region.

Bastings joined Discovery from Millicom International Cellular, where he was a member of the executive committee responsible for Africa and financial services. Prior to this, Bastings was CEO of Bigpoint, Europe’s largest browser-based online games developer, developing new business and leading the organisation’s expansion.

Bastings has over 20 years’ experience of working in the TV and media business. He was previously with Discovery, as executive vice president and managing director for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) from 2004 to 2010. During his tenure, Bastings delivered EMEA’s transformational change by doubling audiences and generating exceptional organic growth, resulting in EMEA becoming one of the fastest-growing and largest pay-TV businesses in the region.

Before his first stint with Discovery, Bastings held senior international roles including at Time Warner as MD of Northern and Central Europe for Turner Europe; and at Viacom, where he held senior strategy and planning roles at MTV International, spending a number of years working in Asia.

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