All WBD-produced film, television, and digital content will be licenced and distributed to third-party platforms in North America by Decker. Decker will oversee direct-to-consumer digital and physical retail sales while serving as the president of content sales. He will answer to Bruce Campbell, WBD’s chief revenue and strategy officer, when he starts on Jan. 2.
As current executive Jim Wuthrich is planning to leave the position at the end of the year, Warner Bros. Discovery has promoted David Decker to handle content sales, the firm announced on Thursday.
According to the business, the executive most recently held the position of WBD’s executive vice president for content licencing, where he was involved in the distribution agreements that brought shows like The Jennifer Hudson Show to regional U.S. TV stations. In previous roles, Decker served as executive vice president of business and legal affairs for Telepictures Productions, where he oversaw business operations for the Warner Bros. syndication production unit on shows like The Ellen DeGeneres Show and TMZ.
Wuthrich, who has worked with WBD for 24 years, will be replaced by Decker. Wuthrich led a team that chose the SVOD windowing strategy for movies after they left theatres during that time, contributing to the development and expansion of Warner Bros.’s in-home entertainment strategy.
Campbell stated that Jim “brought to Warner Bros. tremendous value and industry-defining strategy.” “We thank him for that; it is truly remarkable.”
In a statement, Decker said: “Warner Bros. Discovery has the best content in the world, and it’s both exciting and humbling to be managing the division that brings those movies and television shows into the homes and onto the screens of millions across North America.” “I am motivated to work with our fantastic teams and outstanding partners to create value for our customers and business,” the author said.