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John Honeycutt

CTO, Discovery Communications

As Chief Technology Officer, John Honeycutt leads Discovery Communications’ consolidated IT, media technology, production and operations functions globally. He is charged with developing and implementing a long-term technology strategy to enable Discovery’s growing pay-TV, digital terrestrial, free-to-air and online services.


A 12-year Discovery veteran, Honeycutt most recently served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Discovery Networks International (DNI), where he led the operational structure of Discovery’s growing international business operations across more than 220 countries and territories.


Prior to his role with DNI, Honeycutt served as Executive Vice President and Chief Media Technology Officer, responsible for Discovery's global strategic media technology planning and governance and for international broadcast operations across the company. Before joining Discovery in 2003, Honeycutt served as Senior Vice President of Broadcast Operations for Fox Cable Networks in Los Angeles.


A recipient of Broadcasting & Cable's Technology Leadership Award, as well as being named a 2015 Broadcasting & Cable Digital All-Star. Honeycutt holds a bachelor's degree in communications from Fitchburg State College.

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Cloud in the Media and Entertainment Industry Discovery Communications – in the media industry and beyond – has long been an early adopter of new technologies and innovative practices. In this spirit, Discovery began leveraging cloud-based solutions, specifically with respect to our core video offerings, long ago. “Advanced connectivity of...