Michael Lang is President, International Development, Digital & Discovery Nordics for Discovery Networks International (DNI), a global leader in entertainment with worldwide distribution in both television and emerging digital platforms.
Based in London, Lang manages Discovery’s businesses in Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland, in addition to overseeing digital strategies for DNI, working closely with local management to accelerate strategic efforts such as Dplay & Dkids. He is focused on new digital businesses that will extend the worldwide availability of Discovery’s content across multiple genres including factual, lifestyle, kids and sports.
Further to this, Lang leads business development efforts for Discovery’s international division, with direct responsibility for both the strategy and execution of mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures as well as third-party strategic transactions. He led the formulation and negotiations for Discovery’s new innovative partnership with Major League Baseball Advanced Media to launch BAMTech Europe, which will provide world-class digital technology services to a broad set of sports, news and entertainment clients across Europe.
Lang joined Discovery in April 2016 and was previously President of Lang Media Group, an advisory and sponsor equity firm advising both traditional and digital media clients on strategy, M&A, capital raising and OTT product development. Prior to launching his firm, Lang served as CEO at Miramax where he led the turnaround of the iconic film studio. Before Miramax, Lang was in charge of business development and strategy for Fox Entertainment where he helped create Hulu and served as an active Board Member, acquiring MySpace and launching several new Cable Networks. He started his media career at The Walt Disney Company, and also co-founded an early-days Internet company focused on online video.
Lang earned his MBA at the Harvard Business School, graduating with high distinction as a Baker Scholar. His undergraduate degree is from Claremont McKenna College, where he currently serves on the Advisory Board of the Kravis Leadership Institute.