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Travel Channel reboots Ripley’s Believe It Or Not!

Discovery-owned Travel Channel is reviving the iconic Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! brand for a new series. The cabel channel has ordered a 10 x 60-minute Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! series, which will be hosted and exec produced by Evil Dead and Army Of Darkness actor Bruce Campbell. The programme will showcase Ripley’s trademark real […]

Rich Ross exiting post-Scripps deal Discovery

Discovery Communications has named the new management team that will lead the enlarged company after the Scripps Networks Interactive acquisition, with Discovery Channel boss Rich Ross out and Scripps programming chief Kathleen Finch put in charge of all lifestyle channels. Discovery said that Ross, currently group president of Discovery Channel and Science Channel, is to […]

Discovery hands digital chief control of Nordics

Discovery Networks International has upped Michael Lang, its UK-based corporate development and digital chief and the former CEO of movie studio Miramax, to president, international development, digital and Discovery Nordics. Lang, who will report to Discovery Networks International president and CEO J.B. Perrette in his new role, will be responsible for leading the overall business […]

Discovery hires former Miramax CEO

Discovery Networks International has drafted in Michael Lang, the former CEO of US studio Miramax. Lang has been named in the new post of executive VP, international development and digital at the Silver Spring-based broadcast and content group. He will in part succeed David Schafer, who led digital efforts for international operations until moving to […]

Starz okays second Evil Dead run before debut

Premium cable channel Starz has given the greenlight to a second season of new zombie action series Ash Vs Evil Dead. The US network pointed to “strong fan, affiliate and distributor demand” as the key factor in the early renewal of its Sam Raimi-produced original. The first season fo the show, which is based on […]

Discovery targets 3bn subs

Discovery Communications boss David Zaslav (below left) has pledged the channel operator will hit three billion subscribers by the end of the year. The Discovery president and CEO was speaking at the company’s first-ever investor day, and told the assembled analysts and shareholders that the company will deliver solid earnings growth in its US domestic […]

Horror icon Campbell creates competition format

Comedy-horror legend Bruce Campbell is working with producers from the American Survivor and The Amazing Race to create an “unconventional, off-beat” competition series. Bruce Campbell’s Horrified will celebrate the horror genre and its dedicated fan base through a “smart and irreverent comedic lens”. 5×5 Media, which Craig Armstrong (Survivor) and Rick Ringbakk (The Amazing Race) […]

Core’s Graboff resurfaces at Discovery

Ex-Core Media Group president Marc Graboff has joined pay TV giant Discovery Communications. Graboff (pictured left) will be president, global business and legal affairs, production management and studios – a role that includes the duties of former Discovery Studios chief Eileen O’Neill, whose exit was revealed last month. Among Graboff’s duties are day-to-day management of […]

Starz resurrects Evil Dead

Sam Raimi classic zombie horror movie The Evil Dead is being resurrected as a TV series at US cable net Starz. The project will reunite director Raimi with the other original filmmakers, Rob Tapert and Bruce Campbell. Ash Vs. Evil Dead, as the series will be known, will run to 10 30-minute episodes and launch […]

O’Neill gets global Discovery role, All3 board seat

Eileen O’Neill has been promoted to global group president of Discovery Studios, and is set join All3Media’s board as a reult. This hands her control of Discovery Communications’ worldwide production arm, its international producers Raw TV and Betty, and in-house production divisions. O’Neill was previously group president of Discovery Channel, Science Channel and Velocity. To […]