Discovery Networks Asia Pacific

Discovery Asia Pac bags TCB factual

Discovery Networks Asia Pacific has bought Wicked Inventions and What on Earth? from London-based TCB Media Rights here at MIPTV. Like A Shot Productions’ Wicked Inventions was produced for Viasat History and looks at the improbable history of everyday inventions such as the pocker knife, while WAGTV’s What on Earth? is a 6x60mins series for […]

Discovery finds Nomad Chef, new Baker Brothers

Discovery Networks International has commissioned a pair of food-themed series, one featuring roving chef Jock Zonfrillo. Nomad Chef will follow Zonfrillo (pictured) as he journeys to remote communities to hunt, forage and cook with with ingenious locals. After returning to his city-based restaurant, he will then develop a menu inspired by his travels. The other […]

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 […]