Paris – David Zaslav, President & CEO of Discovery Communications, will present a keynote address on April 9, as part of MIPTV’s Media Mastermind keynotes series.

Zaslav will discuss the global content environment, recent international M&A activity and his strategy for continued growth as one of the world’s largest pay-TV programmer.

Zaslav sets the strategy and oversees all operations of Discovery Communications. The company is dedicated to igniting curiosity and delivering the thrill of discovery through more than 150 worldwide television networks and a portfolio of digital media properties that attract approximately 25 million unique visitors per month.

Prior to Discovery, Zaslav had a distinguished career at NBC Universal. In 2007, he received a Trustees Award for Lifetime Achievement from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS). In 2009, he was honoured by the Natural Resources Defence Council (NRDC) with its Forces for Nature award for his vision and leadership in driving Discovery’s ongoing commitment to embracing “green” as a corporate value and developing the highest quality programming that celebrates the wonders of our planet for audiences around the world. Under his leadership, in September 2008, Discovery began trading as a public company on the Nasdaq stock exchange and has since delivered average double-digit profit growth over the past five years.