Destination America

Discovery launches US streaming service

Discovery Communications has launched its first US TV everywhere streaming service, Discovery Go, with a content offering spanning nine US channels. The networks are Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Investigation Discovery, Science Channel, Velocity, Destination America, American Heroes Channel and Discovery Life. The launch of the service was timed to coincide with today’s worldwide premier […]

Destination America takes slow train

US cable channel Destination America is the latest network to get in on the slow TV phenomenon. The Discovery Communications-owned network has ordered Railroad Alaska: Real Time Train Ride, in which 500-mile train journey will be broadcasted in its entirety. This makes it the latest international channel to try out the slow TV format, which […]

Discovery restructures US nets

Discovery Communications has placed Rich Ross into a networks group president role as it realigns its US channels structure. Ross, who joined Discovery at the turn of the year as president of Discovery Channel, is now group president of Discovery Channel, Animal Planet and Science Channel. Discovery has grouped the channels together as it believes […]

ID moves into scripted with Serial Thriller

Investigation Discovery’s recent moves into part-scripted programming have culminated in the commission of a three-part drama miniseries. The crime-focused US channel will premiere Serial Thriller over the summer, with UK-based October Films currently in production on the show. The drama will follow a community terrorised by a serial killer, focusing on the residents, victims and the […]

Beyond gets Hillbilly Preppers rights

Beyond Distribution has taken international rights to upcoming Discovery series Hillbilly Preppers. The ob doc series, about a group of Georgia-based larger-than-life home security experts, originally went out on the Discovery-owned Destination America cable net in the US. The series is produced by LA-based producer MorningStar. Beyond will launch the six-part show internationally at the […]

News brief: Mountain Monsters return to Destination America

Discovery cable channel Destination America has commissioned a second season of the high rating Mountain Monsters, in which Appalachian hunters search for mythologised wilderness creatures. The show’s first season ends this Saturday after helping Destination to its best-ever week in primetime for key advertiser demographics, prompting a recommission. The new season will launch in 2014. […]

News brief: Discovery promotes Destination America exec

Discovery Communications has handed a promotion to thematic channel Destination America’s senior VP, content strategy. In the expanded role of the channel’s general manager, Marc Etkind will lead business strategy, programming, development, production and cross-platform promotion. Etkind joined Destination America in September 2011 and has since developed series such as BBQ Pitmasters, Hillbilly Blood and […]