Mark Hollinger is a a veteran of over 35 years as an executive and lawyer in the media industry. He worked at Discovery Communications for 24 years in multiple business and legal roles, including serving as General Counsel, Chief Operating Officer and, for his last 5 years at the company, as President and CEO for Discovery Networks International (DNI). During his tenure, Hollinger oversaw the strategic development and daily operations of a division that distributed 44 entertainment brands in 45 languages, reaching more than 1.6 billion subscribers in 224 countries and territories worldwide. It was the first international pay television business to generate $1 billion of operating profits.
Before joining Discovery, Hollinger was a senior associate in the entertainment department of the law firm Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison in New York City. He also lectured on entertainment law at Columbia Law School. Hollinger received his Juris Doctor from Yale Law School and holds a Bachelor of Arts (summa cum laude)in history and political science from Colgate University.
He currently serves as a member of the board of Corus Entertainment, a Canadian media company listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange. He served for 3 years on the board of Discovery Education, a for-profit education business spun off from Discovery Communications. He is also engaged in film and television production through his company Pleasant Bay Pictures.