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TBI Weekly: Brand power could hold key for the future of TV

This week, it’s become clear that simply having quality content is no longer enough to drive viewers to networks. A core set of networks and providers dominate viewer time and those providing easy access to them fair the best, new stats show. So much for the brave new world in which anyone can compete with […]

Discovery names global Animal Planet chief

Discovery Communications has named Susanna Dinnage as global president for pay TV channel Animal Planet, with general manager Patrice Andrews exiting. Discovery Networks UK and Ireland president Susanna Dinnage (pictured) has landed the post, which will see her jointly reporting to Discovery CEO and president David Zaslav and international chief executive J.B. Perrette. Discovery said […]

Nat Geo hires Discovery hire for UK post

National Geographic’s UK base is adding Discovery Communications exec Bernadette McDaid to its ranks. McDaid has been named commissioning editor for the 21st Century Fox-owned pay TV group. She will develop and oversee programming for National Geographic channels in the UK and internationally, reporting to executive VP of programming and development Hamish Mykura (pictured). She […]

Celebs help Discovery rebuild Cash Cab

US cable net Discovery Channel is rebooting its long-running quiz Cash Cab. The new version will see celebrities ambushing unsuspecting tax passengers with the opportunity to win cash prizes. The format comes from UK-based All3Media International, with All3Media-owned Lion USA coproducing the new US version with Norton Productions. In the US, the show hasn’t aired […]

Discovery travels to Dark Side of the Sun

Discovery Channel has ordered a science special about the sun. The Dark Side Of The Sun will go out on the Discovery Channel and the Science Channel in the US on consecutive days. FremantleMedia-backed US prodco Radical Media is making the doc for Discovery. It will examine what we know about the star, the latest […]

Discovery buys Spurlock’s Rats

US cable net Discovery Channel has acquired rights to Morgan Spurlock’s new film, Rats. Discovery Communications’ flagship channel is now a partner on the documentary, which Spurlock’s Warrior Poets is producing in association with Dakota Group and film distributor Submarine, which has international sales rights and is shopping it at the Cannes Film Festival this […]

Blink hires Discovery exec for US expansion

UK-based Blink Films has hired Science Channel exec Brad Kohlenstein as senior VP, development to head a new US office. Kohlenstein (pictured) will be senior VP, development, working closely with Blink’s executive team of Dan Chambers, Justine Kershaw and Sarah Sapper. The launch of an East Coast office comes after Rockpool Investments-owned Tin Roof Media […]

Discovery launches US streaming service

Discovery Communications has launched its first US TV everywhere streaming service, Discovery Go, with a content offering spanning nine US channels. The networks are Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Investigation Discovery, Science Channel, Velocity, Destination America, American Heroes Channel and Discovery Life. The launch of the service was timed to coincide with today’s worldwide premier […]

Discovery’s Mythbusters given a final season

Discovery Channel’s longest-running series, Mythbusters, will come to an end after a final, fourteenth, season. The show’s send-off run will start on Discovery in the US in mid-January. The pop-science series bowed on Discovery 13 years ago. It is fronted by special effects artists Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman, who carry out wild scientific experiments, […]

Discovery restructures US nets

Discovery Communications has placed Rich Ross into a networks group president role as it realigns its US channels structure. Ross, who joined Discovery at the turn of the year as president of Discovery Channel, is now group president of Discovery Channel, Animal Planet and Science Channel. Discovery has grouped the channels together as it believes […]

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