Ed Sayer


Ed Sayer departs Discovery Networks Int’l

Discovery Networks International’s VP of production, development and factual, Ed Sayer, is to depart the company. Sayer departs after three years with the company where he oversaw factual content including Goblin Works Garage, Ed Stafford: First Man Out and Body Bizarre. He arrived at Discovery in 2014 from Nat Geo Channels International, where he was […]

TBI Factual: Year in Review

If scripted TV dominates the headlines at the moment, 2016 served up a few factual blockbusters. Genre-bending National Geographic series Mars married golden age scripted TV with documentary, Making a Murderer became watercooler (internet) TV and reinvigorated the true crime genre, and Leonardo DiCaprio brought some A-list movie star power to feature docs.   Planet […]

Discovery poaches Nat Geo’s Sayer

Discovery Networks International has poached factual production veteran Ed Sayer to join Phil Craig’s new look content team. Sayer will be VP, production and development, factual, reporting to DNI executive VP and chief creative officer Craig, who has been looking to define a new style of high-end factual programming dubbed ‘new chip’ since joining from […]