SVP & GM, OTT & Digital Syndication
Michael Bishara is Discovery Digital’s Senior Vice President & General Manager, OTT & Digital Syndication. A dynamic and innovative pioneer in the industry, Bishara leads Discovery’s OTT initiatives as well as the digital businesses for VOD, Download to Own, Home Video and Short-Form Video Syndication, growing revenue and audiences across the company’s digital portfolio.
Prior to joining Discovery Communications, Bishara served as Senior Vice President, Digital Products & GM, OTT and TV Everywhere for Synacor where he oversaw the company’s portfolio of award-winning digital products, including product development and the day-to-day operations of Synacor’s white-label video and identity management cloud platform. Bishara also previously served as Founder and Managing Member of Sentient Digital Consulting Group, a digital media consulting practice focused on the development of TVE product strategies for the HBO/Disney brands in Canada as well supporting the development and launch of HBO GO Canada. Earlier in his career, he spent over a decade at HBO where he held several roles, including Senior Vice President, HBO GO Digital Group overseeing HBO’s domestic broadband business, products and subscription strategy.
Bishara has a B.A. in Sociology and an MBA in Marketing Management from State University of New York at Buffalo. He is based in Discovery’s New York office.