James Gibbons

President of APAC, Warner Bros. Discovery

James Gibbons is President of Asia Pacific at Warner Bros. Discovery, with oversight of a diversified portfolio spanning globally renowned content, brands and franchises across FTA, Pay TV, and direct-to-consumer platforms. As the global entertainment company expands across the region, James has spearheaded several transformative partnerships to increase revenues and scale in key markets, including a multiplatform deal with Foxtel in Australia and expanded linear JV with J:COM in Japan.

Prior to this, James was President – Western Pacific, re-shaping WBD’s strategy and operations in China, Japan and ANZ. He previously led Discovery in the UK and Nordics, growing market share through restructuring the networks business and launching the company’s first streaming service, discovery+, with key partners including Sky, Amazon Prime Channels, and BT. He was instrumental in the creation of the BT Sport JV which added premium sport to the WBD portfolio. James also served as Discovery’s General Manager for Emerging Business and Head of Product & Business Development for the Central & Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa region.