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MIPTV organisers reveal first batch of distributors signed up to reimagined market

All3Media, Discovery and Warner Bros. are among the distributors to have signed up for next year’s reimagined MIPTV market. MIP organiser Reed Midem today (8 October) revealed 13 distributors and studios that have confirmed attendance at the April event. The group includes Beyond International, Blue Ant Media, Deutsche Welle, Global Agency, Global Screen, KOCCA, Shoreline […]

October Films veteran Denman Rooke steps down

October Films’ executive chairman Denman Rooke is stepping down from his position, after almost 25 years at the company. Denman joined October Films in 1995, originating, directing and executive producing observational documentaries as well as science, history and current affairs series. He became MD in 2004, exec producing shows such as The Beslan Siege as […]

Discovery launches cooking SVOD Food Network Kitchen

Discovery is launching its latest brand-focused direct-to-consumer offering via Food Network Kitchen – a major undertaking that also sees the business teaming up with Amazon.  The platform, priced at $6.99 per month, will offer live interactive cooking classes every week featuring top culinary experts, as well as grocery and equipment delivery. Overall, the service will […]

Discovery CEO David Zaslav focuses on factual amid scripted mega-deals

David Zaslav believes Discovery’s focus on factual content and sports will differentiate it from globally dominant rivals such as Netflix and has suggested that fear lies behind recent mega-deals for shows such as The Big Bang Theory. Discovery CEO Zaslav has overseen a fast-growing operation over recent years, expanding the reach of its Eurosport operation […]

ProSieben and Discovery’s streamer Joyn orders first drama

ProSiebenSat.1 and Discovery’s streamer Joyn has commissioned its first original with the drama Dignity. The 8 x 52-minute political thriller – commissioned by Joyn for Germany and Mega in Chile – is inspired by the true story of the mysterious German cult Colonia Dignidad, set up in Chile by former Nazi soldier Paul Schaefer. For […]

Science Channel, More4 open up Passion and Pioneer’s ‘Superfactories’

Discovery’s US network Science Channel and More4 in the UK have picked up a docuseries about the world’s biggest, greenest and smartest factories, which was commissioned and fully funded by Passion Distribution. Secrets Of The Superfactories (8 x 60 minutes) has been produced by Pioneer Productions, a sister company to Tinopolis-owned Passion, and takes viewers […]

Discovery serves up Woodcut’s ‘British Police: Our Toughest Cases’

Discovery has commissioned Woodcut Media for a Quest Red series on the British police, and a returning series of The Killer In My Family. Canada-headquartered distributor Blue Ant International provided deficit funding for the new series and will handle global distribution for both programmes outside the UK. British Police: Our Toughest Cases (6 x 60 […]

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