American Heroes Channel

Discovery, Channel 5 buy Supernatural Nazis

Channel 5 and Discovery have both prebought Supernatural Nazis, the upcoming factual series about Hitler’s plan to use supernatural forces to win World War II. The show is produced by Australian indie Wildbear and has been presold by UK funding specialist Drive. It has also shopped Supernatural Nazis to French DTT net RMC. Sales of […]

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 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 […]

Fidel Castro doc set for Discovery

A documentary looking at the life of Cuban political leader Fidel Castro will launch in 220 Discovery Networks International territories and on American Heroes Channel in the US this fall. Castro: The World’s Most Watched Man is a joint project from Discovery Networks Latin America/US Hispanic from Pacha Films. The doc will look at the […]

WMR’s Evolution of Evil heads to US cable

Discovery’s American Heroes Channel has ordered Evolution of Evil, a ten-part series from UK indie World Media Rights that will examine how ten of the most notorious world leaders turned from into monsters. WMR is coproducing with Discovery for American Heroes and ZDF Enterprises is handling sales outside of the US and UK. The series […]

ID moves into scripted with Serial Thriller

Investigation Discovery’s recent moves into part-scripted programming have culminated in the commission of a three-part drama miniseries. The crime-focused US channel will premiere Serial Thriller over the summer, with UK-based October Films currently in production on the show. The drama will follow a community terrorised by a serial killer, focusing on the residents, victims and the […]

Discovery sets global launch for Holocaust doc

Discovery Communications is to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp by rolling out a doc on the subject in more than 200 territories. One Day in Auschwitz will launch internationally on Discovery Channel and in the US on Discovery Channel and American Heroes Channel on January 25. The doc […]

Ross plots new path for Discovery Channel

Discovery Channel is taking a new direction in its programming strategy, moving away from sensationalised shows such Eaten Alive and towards documentaries and scripted series, according to its new president. Rich Ross (left) told journalists at Discovery’s TCA session that this week’s hire of former HBO exec John Hoffman as executive VP, documentaries and specials […]

Networks combine to construct Berlin Wall

Networks in the US, UK and Australia are coproducing a documentary about the construction of the Berlin Wall that Sky Vision’s production arm is working up. Sky Vision Productions is creating on-off special Berlin Wall: The Night the Iron Curtain Closed for Discovery-owned American Heroes Channel in the US, Yesterday in the UK, Welsh pubcaster […]

Heroes net joins ranks as Military Channel gets marching orders

Discovery Communications is rebranding the Military Channel, which will become American Heroes Channel. The pay TV net, which reaches 62 million homes in the US, will focus on programming for the 25-54 male demographic with docs and series on American war and conflict heroes. Marketing exercises showcasing the new brand will begin over the next […]