Bear Grylls: Mission Survive


Betty and Raw join All3Media stable

All3Media has acquired Betty and Raw in a double deal with one of its parent companies, Discovery Communications. Betty is the prodco behind Bear Grylls: Mission Survive, while Raw produces Gold Rush. All3Media International will distribute all upcoming programming from the pair going forwards. All3Media is owned by Discovery and Liberty Global after they teamed to buy […]

Discovery moves factual exec to Betty

Discovery Networks International’s VP of production and development for factual, Helen Hawken, has moved across to subsidiary prodco Betty. Hawken has been appointed director of programmes at the UK-based producer, which Discovery acquired in 2011. This comes after Duncan Coates exited the role to join Seven Network-backed producer 7 Wonder as its first creative director. […]

Betty hires Optomen development chief

Discovery Communications-owned indie Betty has hired Optomen Television’s head of development. Damian Pitman will take the same post at the Bear Grylls: Mission Survive producer, where he will work closely with managing director Neil Smith. At Optomen, he helped develop the upcoming primetime series The Miracle for ITV and Employ Me for BBC Two. In […]

Betty founder leaving after 14 years

Liz Warner is leaving Discovery Communications-owned producer Betty 14 years after she founded the business. She exits in April and her CEO position will not be replaced, with senior management now reporting into creative director Neil Smith. A director of programmes will additionally be hired. Four years ago, Warner sold Betty to Discovery in what […]