Discovery taps Rex Recka for int'l

As vp acquisitions for International Program Enterprises arm

Rex Recka has been tapped as vp of acquisitions for Discovery's International Program Enterprises arm.

In this newly created post, Recka will work alongside the brand's U.S. and foreign program and development teams to identify and evaluate specials and series for international syndication and co-financing opportunities with third-party broadcasters.

He will report to Discovery Enterprises Intl. svp Nicolas Bonardi and will be based in the company's headquarters in Silver Springs, Md.

"A 20-year veteran of the company, Rex's vast knowledge of the TV industry coupled with his extensive international experience make him the ideal candidate to take on the new role," Bonardi said.

Recka returns to Discovery after serving as VP of business affairs, partnerships and syndication at Cox Communications, where he managed business negotiations, talent deals and licensing operations.

Prior to this Recka spent 20-odd years in several leadership roles at Discovery including program sales and business affairs across domestic and foreign channels.

Discovery's channels reach nearly 1.5 billion cumulative subs around the globe.
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