Discovery Enterprises International

The factual landscape: ducks, docs and digital

The business of selling factual programming is changing – with free-to-air slots for classic factual shows hard to come by, distributors are looking to other categories of non-fiction, as well as to digital, big-screen and even virtual reality platforms, writes Stewart Clarke. For the largest factual distributors the business has got more complex and, increasingly, […]

Discovery takes New World docs to MIPCOM

Discovery Enterprises International has picked up seven feature-length documentaries from New World Distribution. Under terms of the agreement, Discovery’s global commercial arm DEI gets rights to sell first window options to broadcasters. Included in the deal are The Cold War and Beyond,  A Deeper Shade of Blue, Just Like Us, Chasing Rainbows, Bboy for Life, […]

MIPTV News: Discovery secures Bear Grylls survival series in Betty deal

Discovery Enterprises International has secured distribution rights to UK prodco Betty’s programming slate and will head to MIPTV with new titles including Bear Grylls: Ultimate Survivor. DEI, Discovery Communications’ global programming arm, will be selling Betty’s content for the first time in Cannes. This comes after Discovery acquired Betty (The Joy of Teen Sex, Freaky […]

Discovery ups Wagner

Discovery Enterprises International has promoted Elliott Wagner to oversee its international programme sales across North and South America, among other duties. Wagner, currently director of programme sales and private networks, now fills the role of VP, programmes sales and Canadian partnerships. He has been with Discovery for 14 years. Based in Silver Spring, Maryland, he’ll […]