Denise Contis

Discovery US hires ex-ITV exec O’Connell

Discovery Channel in the US has hired former ITV factual commissioner Andrew O’Connell for a key transatlantic post. He will become the network’s VP, development and production, having left UK commercial broadcaster ITV in May. In the new post, he will be based in the UK and focus on working with local producers to find […]

Discovery Channel create NY production unit

Rich Ross’s latest major move since becoming Discovery Channel president is to set up a production and development unit in New York. Discovery Channel VPs of development and production Matthew Kelly and Michael Sorenson will relocate from Discovery Communications’ Silver Springs, Maryland base as part of the move. Kelly developed series such as Gold Rush […]