Dan Korn

A+E Networks hires UKTV exec

A+E Networks UK has appointed UKTV executive Dom Wilkins as head of scheduling, History UK and H2. Wilkins is due to take up his new role on July 17 and will report to Dan Korn, VP of programming at A+E Networks UK. He joins from UKTV, where he was programming manager for digital TV channel […]

STV Productions names Dan Korn replacement

Scotland’s STV Productions has found a replacement for specialist factual exec Dan Korn, who left for A+E Networks UK last year. Peter Collins (pictured) has taken up the post of head of specialist factual, more than a year after he joined the production arm of Scottish network STV. News of Korn’s departure emerged last year, […]

A+E poaches Viacom programming exec

A+E Networks has brought over veteran programming executive Katie Buchanan from Viacom’s US cable channel CMT. Buchanan (pictured) has been named senior VP programming strategy and scheduling for the Lifetime and LMN cable networks. She will report to Lifetime’s SVP, strategy, scheduling and acquisitions, Christian Drobnyk, who said: “Katie brings a breadth of experience and […]

Dan Korn joins A+E

Dan Korn has taken a new role at A+E and will oversee programming at its UK channels. The veteran exec will join the UK arm of the US-based channel operator at the end of October. He joins from the production arm of Scottish broadcaster STV, but is best known for his time at Discovery where, […]

C5 orders bike series Tour De Celeb

Channel 5 has greenlit Tour De Celeb, an entertainment series that will see celebrities training to take on a stage of the Tour de France. The eight stars will have three months to prepare for the L’Etape du Tour, a cycling event that mirrors a stage of the Tour de France bike race, which is […]

Discovery’s Korn resurfaces at UK producer

Dan Korn has become creative director of Scotland’s STV Productions after recently leaving Discovery Networks International. Korn (pictured) will focus on specialist factual and returnable programming at STV Productions, which is the programming production arm of Scottish broadcaster STV. He recently left his post as head of special projects at DNI, having previously been head […]

Discovery buys Cosmos doc series

Discovery has picked up Strip the Cosmos, a six-part series about the secrets of the universe. The CGI-laden series, produced by UK indie Windfall Films, will launch on Discovery in the UK and then roll out on its other international channels. The show follows on from another Windfall series that has gone out on Discovery, […]

Buyers Briefing: Dan Korn, Discovery Networks Western Europe

Name: Dan Korn Title: Senior VP and head of programming, Discovery Networks Western Europe Discovery’s western Europe programming chief tells TBI what’s working on his pay channels, how Discovery goes about commissioning for its many channels, what types of show it is looking for and what’s coming up in terms of acquired, commissioned and in-house […]

Discovery preps Spanish rail disaster doc

Discovery has ordered a documentary special Spain’s Worst Rail Disaster. The factual one-off is made by UK news and current affairs producer ITN and investigates events surrrounding the recent catastrophic rail crash in Santiago de Compostella. It looks at events in the run up to crash, the disaster itself and the subsequent effortsof the rescue […]

Discovery Europe orders cityscape doc Strip the City

Discovery Networks Western Europe has ordered Strip the City, a six-part documentary that uses CGI to strip back the surfaces of some of the world’s major cities. The doc series will be coproduced by UK indie Windfall Films (Massive Moves) and its Canadian counterpart Handel Productions (Inside the Titanic). In each episode CGI will be […]