Discovery Networks Asia

Former Discovery exec to run Vice’s Euro channels

Hipster brand Vice has hired Arjan Hoekstra to run its fast-growing channels operation. Hoekstra took over running Discovery Networks Asia from Tom Keaveny in 2014 before exiting last March. Prior to that he was in charge of sports net Eurosport in Asia. At Vice he oversee the expansion of Viceland, the linear channel Vice has […]

Mumbai Railway journeys to global nets

British documentary series Mumbai Railway has been acquired by broadcasters around the world. Distributor DCD Rights has shopped BBC Productions-produced four-parter Mumbai Railway, in which four presenters explore the world’s busiest railway in India, to Viasat Explore and MTG World in Scandinavia, the Baltics, central and eastern Europe, Russia, CIS and sub-Saharan Africa; SBS in […]

Amazon kids show lands at Discovery Asia

Amazon’s original children’s show Annedroids has sold to Discovery Kids Asia. Picture Box Distribution has closed the deal for the Sinking Ship Entertainment show (pictured). Science-themed Annedroids launched on Amazon Prime Instant Video earlier this year as one of the three of the SVOD service’s debut original children’s programmes. Discovery Kids Asia’s factual counterpart has […]

News brief: Sky Vision wraps Asian deals

UK-based Sky Vision has sold around 100 hours of programming to Asian broadcasters. Discovery Networks Asia has bought primetime entertainment show 50 Ways to Kill Your Mammy, while Malaysia’s Media Prima took the UK and US versions of quiz Duck Quacks Don’t Echo. Thailand’s Thairat TV has bought a 51-hour package, OBS on Korea bought […]

News brief: Discovery, ABC get Officially Amazing

Discovery Networks Asia and ABC in Australia have acquired season two of children’s series Officially Amazing. Discovery’s deal is for more than 25 territories, including India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, the Philippines, Sri Lanka and Singapore. This comes as the Zodiak Kids-distributed and Lion Television Scotland-produced landed a third 13x30mins season at UK channel CBBC.