Discovery Networks Asia Pacific


News brief: Discovery Kids buys kids doc series

Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific has acquired documentary adventure series Bushwhacked from the Australian Children’s Television Foundation (ACTF). The 13x26mins series follows hosts Brandon Walters and Kayne Tremills as they travel to remote corners of Australia, exploring the local people, habitats and wildlife along the way. It will air on Discovery Kids across Asia in 2014. “Bushwhacked […]

Discovery Networks names Keaveny replacement

Discovery Networks International has named Eurosport exec Arjan Hoekstra as its new Asia-Pacific chief as former boss Tom Keaveny moves to London for a new global role. Hoekstra (above) will be become president and managing director, Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific on September 1. He’ll based in Singapore at DNI’s local hub and report into Mark Hollinger, […]

TLC Asia buys ABC Oz’s winemaker series

ABC Commercial, the sales arm of the Australian public broadcaster, has shopped its lifestyle series The Flying Winemaker to Discovery Networks Asia Pacific. Discovery will put the show out on its female-skewed TLC channel in Asia. It follows master Hong Kong-based winemaker Eddie McDougall as he embarks on a wine and food-themed trip across Asia. […]

MIPTV News: CABLEready secures pre-market deals

International distributor CABLEready has secured 170 hours of programming deals ahead of MIPTV, including deals with Discovery and BSkyB. Discovery in France has bought two season of Oddities, which comes from US producer Leftfield Pictures and follows the extraordinary science uncovered by the proprietors of Manhattan’s Obscura Antiques & Oddities. The deal comprises a total […]