Discovery Networks


Discovery Denmark first in line for Keshet’s ‘Singletown’ format

Discovery Networks has commissioned Nordisk Film TV Denmark to produce a local version of Keshet Productions’ Singletown for Discovery Denmark, in a deal marking Keshet International’s (KI) first format sale for the relationship reality show. Casting has already begun for the 16 x 43-minute series, which starts shooting in Copenhagen in July and was originally […]

Telia strikes OTT deal with Discovery for TV4, C More channels

Nordic telco Telia has secured European Commission approval for a deal that will see it license OTT rights to its linear channels to Discovery in Sweden and Finland. The EC had previously made it a condition of its approval for Telia’s acquisition of Bonnier Broadcasting’s Swedish and Finnish commercial networks TV4 and MTV, as well […]

Former Discovery Networks duo float new production outfit Big Little Fish

Former Discovery Networks executives Mark Procter and Steve Jones have launched a new production company focused on creating returnable unscripted series for the international marketplace. London-based Big Little Fish will specialise in the development and production of factual entertainment formats, factual features and documentary series. The company said it is in early stage discussions with […]

Discovery swoops for Zig Zag’s ‘Killing Michael Jackson’

Discovery Networks has picked up Zig Zag Productions’ Killing Michael Jackson for the UK, Italy, Germany and the Nordics.  The global business will also launch the hour-long film, which marks the 10-year anniversary of Jackson’s death by exploring circumstances around his passing and its aftermath, on its free-to-air channel Quest Red in the UK. The doc […]

ITVS GE builds out APAC team with Discovery, BBC Studios execs

ITV Studios Global Entertainment (ITVS GE) has expanded its Asia Pacific sales team, hiring top Discovery Networks and BBC Studios execs.   Bharti Mittal has been appointed sales director for South Asia, while Zoe Tsui has joined as head of content sales for Greater China. Mittal — who most recently oversaw APAC for Discovery Networks — […]

UK indie hires Discovery & eOne alum for sales

UK indie Wag TV has appointed former Discovery Networks exec Janice Strangward to lead its global content distribution arm, which was formed last year and formally launches at MIPCOM this October. Strangward has held senior sales roles at Entertainment One, Passion Distribution, Al Jazeera Media Network and Zee Entertainment Enterprises, most recently leading the latter’s […]

Discovery poaches MTG exec

Discovery Networks Norway has hired MTG’s Hilde Reinersten Kollerød to act as planning director and join its management team. Kollerød is currently head of planning and acquisitions at MTG TV, which comprises  for TV3, Viasat4, TV6 and Viafree. She will report to Eivind Landsverk, Nordic programme director at Discovery. During her time at MTG, Kollerød has […]

TBI weekly round up: Torode doc, Clones deal

TBI’s latest news round-up takes a look over some of the biggest deals, hires and partnerships this week (June 26-30, 2017).   Pre-sales for UKTV’s John Torode doc National Geographic Channels Asia and Foxtel in Asia have pre-bought UKTV’s upcoming food series John Torode’s Asia. Pay TV service Foxtel will play the series on its Lifestyle […]

Factual Hot Picks

Following the Sunny Side of the Doc event in La Rochelle, France, TBI profiles five hot factual projects currently making an impression from Grayson Perry’s Divided Britain to France 2’s Age of the Builders – Notre Dame.   Grayson Perry: Divided Britain Transvestite artist Grayson Perry first came to attention in 2003 when he won the prestigious Turner […]

Canal+ gains freedom to strike exclusive deals

France’s competition watchdog has removed the majority of restrictions placed on pay TV operator Canal+ originally imposed to greenlight its merger with TPS. This frees the operator up to strike exclusive premium channel deals with the likes ofBeIN Sports, as well as to retain exclusivity of series that it pre-finances. Citing the changing conditions of […]

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