BBC Worldwide Productions


Pastore completes new-look Nat Geo Channels top team

Tim Pastore has been named president, original programming and production at National Geographic Channel. This completes the changes in line-up at the top of Nat Geo that began when CEO David Lyle and president Howard T. Owens exited to be replaced by Courteney Monroe and David Hill, who are now CEO and chairman, respectively. Pastore […]

Shine poaches BBC Worldwide exec for unscripted

Shine America has recruited Michael Brooks as its senior VP, unscripted programming. The US division of the Shine Group has poached Brooks from the west coast division of BBC Worldwide Productions and its affiliated prodco Adjacent Productions where he was senior VP, entertainment programming & development. At Shine, Brooks will report to unscripted executive VP […]

Nat Geo Television poaches BBC Worldwide Productions exec

National Geographic Television has reeled in BBC Worldwide Productions’s VP, factual production and programming, to take up an executive VP role. Tim Pastore has joined the factual-focused company to become EVP, programming and development, based in New York and reporting into NGT president Brooke Runnette. “Over the next few months, Tim and I will be […]

Shine America promotes production chief

Shine America has promoted unscripted TV veteran Linda Giambrone to the role of executive VP and head of production. Giambrone was previously senior VP and production head but has been upped after doing “a phenomenal job over the last two years overseeing all production aspects of our unscripted programming slate,” according to Shine America’s president […]

LA Screenings: Broadcast Strikes Back

With US cable series such as Hatfields & McCoys gaining traction with key demographics in the past year, broadcast networks have reacted with new comedies, reboots and spin offs and a shift toward short-run series for the new season. Jesse Whittock looks at how this will affect buyers at the LA Screenings. Laughter, it’s often […]