Discovery UK

Discovery UK joins Creative Diversity Network

Discovery UK has joined the Creative Diversity Network (CDN), the industry body working to improve diversity on- and-off screen in the UK TV sector. The broadcaster will also contribute to the CDN’s Diamond initiative, collecting and reporting diversity data through its online monitoring system. The CDN brings together the main UK broadcasters to build an […]

UK broadcasters & trade bodies launch fund to close unscripted skills gaps

UK broadcasters, along with industry-led skills body ScreenSkills and trade body Pact, have teamed up to launch the new Unscripted TV Skills Fund, to address skills gaps and shortages in unscripted television across the country, with plans to increase training investment from £370,000 to £3 million per year by 2024. The BBC, Channel 4, Sky, A+E […]

Discovery UK orders lifestyle and entertainment trio of shows

Discovery UK has greenlit three new lifestyle and entertainment shows for its free to air channels Quest Red, HGTV and Really. The broadcaster has also recommissioned Helicopter ER and The Bad Skin Clinic. The Nolans in the Mood for Cruising (W/T) (8×60) is produced by Koska for Quest Red, and follows the Nolan sisters Coleen, Linda, Maureen […]

FilmRise teams with Sky Studios for crime series ‘Bloodline Detectives’

FilmRise and Sky Studios have partnered on international sales for true crime documentary series, Bloodline Detectives, with Discovery UK in place as the UK funding partner. Produced by Peninsula Television, the maker of Evidence of Evil, Teens Who Kill, and Celebrity Obsessed,  Bloodline Detectives focuses on familial DNA investigation, a search technique which uses genetic […]

Food Network orders Blink travelogue

Discovery-owned UK channel Food Network has commissioned Blink Films for a food travelogue series featuring celebrity chef Tom Kerridge.  Tom Kerridge’s America (10 x 30 minutes) follows the Michelin-starred chef as he travels across the US in search of the nation’s favourite dishes and lesser known delicacies. The show was ordered by Clare Laycock, VP […]