Antenna adds ViacomCBS’s former chief digital officer & Discovery alum to board

European media outfit Antenna Group has added the former chief digital officer at ViacomCBS and an ex-Discovery president to its advisory board. Antenna said ViacomCBS alum Marc DeBevoise and former Discovery exec Mike Lang would assist the company with its expansion strategy. These include plans to move into new markets and territories, with “further significant investments” […]

Discovery hires Disney+ alum Kevin Mayer to consult on streaming

Discovery has added one of the key architects of Disney+ to its streaming team, ahead of the merger with WarnerMedia. Kevin Mayer has joined the factual entertainment giant in a consultancy role, working across the company’s streaming strategy. Mayer’s arrival was confirmed by Discovery CEO David Zaslav during the company’s Q3 earnings call, when the […]

Discovery exec Anil Jhingan upped to president & MD, APAC

Discovery has promoted Anil Jhingan to the role of president and MD of Asia Pacific, following the exit of current regional head Simon Robinson. He will be based in London and report directly to JB Perrette, president and CEO of Discovery Streaming and International. Jhingan will assume the post on 1 November, while Robinson is […]

Discovery investigates rise and fall of drug baron Tse Chi Lop

Discovery has commissioned a new exclusive factual special, The World’s Biggest Druglord – Tse Chi Lop, about the rise and fall of the infamous Chinese drug baron. Produced by by IFA Media and Discovery, the documentary will make its global premiere on Discovery+, as well as Discovery Channel in South East Asia, Taiwan and Japan […]

Commission round-up: ‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’ creators reunite for Hulu comedy; CBS summons ‘Ghosts’; Discovery+ enters ‘The Great Soul Food Cook-Off’

‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’ creators reunite for Hulu comedy Crazy Ex-Girlfriend creators Rachel Bloom and Aline Brosh McKenna are teaming back up for a new comedy series in development at Hulu. The series, Badass (And Her Sister), will see Bloom play a spy who tires of her exciting and dangerous life and goes to live with her […]

Discovery signs multi-platform content deal with ‘Barefoot Contessa’ Ina Garten

Discovery has inked an exclusive multi-year deal with Ina Garten, the Barefoot Contessa, to create content across all the company’s platforms. The new deal expands beyond Garten’s existing Barefoot Contessa franchise, with projects in the works for streaming, linear and podcasts. Her first project under the deal is Be My Guest (working title), a new […]

Discovery+ teams with Kesha & Carole Baskin for unscripted shows

Discovery+ is launching three new unscripted projects led by celebrity names, including pop star Kesha, model Kendra Wilkinson and Tiger King‘s Carole Baskin. The streamer has greenlit Conjuring Kesha (working title), a 6 x 60-minute supernatural series, produced by Grandma’s House Entertainment, following the Grammy-nominated singer and songwriter as she delves deep into the unexplained, joined […]

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