Discovery Europe

Discovery fined for letting Deadly Women loose

Ofcom has fined Discovery Europe £100,000 (US$171,292) for transmitting graphic and disturbing violent content in slots where children could be watching. Several episodes of Discovery’s serial killer series Deadly Women went out between 6am and 5pm, during the school holidays at the end of last year, putting Discovery at odds with media regulator Ofcom’s Broadcasting […]

Embarrassing sales for Zodiak

Zodiak Rights has sold fact-ent series Embarrassing Bodies to a raft of broadcasters. Broadcasters including Nine Network (Australia), TVNZ (New Zealand), Discovery Italia (Italy), RTL (Holland), TV2 (Denmark), NRK (Norway), Fox (Finland), and Canal Vie (French Canada) have all bought season six of the series, in which people get medical help for a range of […]

David Haslingden buys NHNZ and starts building factual super indie

David Haslingden, the former boss of Fox’s Networks division, has bought Kiwi natural history producer NHNZ and its associate Beach House Pictures from Fox and has also bought Australian producer Northern Pictures as he starts to build a factual-based super-indie. Haslingden’s departure as president and COO of Fox’s channels division was announced last September following […]