Eileen O’Neill

Lee Bartlett leaving Discovery

Discovery Studios boss Lee Bartlett is leaving the company. Bartlett has been at Discovery for five years and will exit the US-listed channel operator later this year. Broadcast broke the news and Discovery confirmed Bartlett’s imminent departure. The Discovery exec joined the company in 2010, soon after exiting his London-based role as boss of ITV […]

Core’s Graboff resurfaces at Discovery

Ex-Core Media Group president Marc Graboff has joined pay TV giant Discovery Communications. Graboff (pictured left) will be president, global business and legal affairs, production management and studios – a role that includes the duties of former Discovery Studios chief Eileen O’Neill, whose exit was revealed last month. Among Graboff’s duties are day-to-day management of […]

O’Neill exits global Discovery Studios post

Eileen O’Neill is leaving Discovery Studios just half a year after she was named as its global group president. O’Neill, who is credited with expanding the scope and scale of Discovery Communications’ flagship female-skewed brand TLC, will leave her post on May 1 – exactly 25 years after she joined the company. The news comes […]

Discovery inks programming pact with Gipsy Sisters EP

Discovery Studios, the in-house production arm of pay TV giant Discovery, has scored a deal to develop and produce programming with reality exec Shauna Thomas. She is best known to Discovery network execs as executive producer for the past three seasons of TLC’s Gipsy Sisters, and has also worked on WEtv’s L.A. Hair, TruTV’s Hulk […]

O’Neill gets global Discovery role, All3 board seat

Eileen O’Neill has been promoted to global group president of Discovery Studios, and is set join All3Media’s board as a reult. This hands her control of Discovery Communications’ worldwide production arm, its international producers Raw TV and Betty, and in-house production divisions. O’Neill was previously group president of Discovery Channel, Science Channel and Velocity. To […]

Andrew Jackson exits Discovery

Discovery Communications’ specials and landmark series chief Andrew Jackson is exiting the global pay TV giant. Jackson, who is executive VP of production and development, landmark series and specials, has been with Discovery since 2012 based out of UK and reporting to Discovery, Science and Velocity Networks group president Eileen O’Neill. During this time, he has […]

Discovery replaces Science Channel’s Myers

Discovery Communications has upped veteran programmer Rita Mullin to replace Debbie Adler Myers at US cable net Science Channel. Mullin, who is executive VP, programming and development at Discovery/Oprah Winfrey joint venture channel OWN, will take up the new post on June 2. She replaces Myers, who was general manager and EVP of Science Channel […]

Discovery to air live Everest leap

Discovery is going to transmit daredevil Joby Ogwyn’s wing suit leap from the summit of Mount Everest. The live broadcast will take place in May and be carried on Discovery Channel in the US and across Discovery’s 224 international channels. The special follows Discovery’s live coverage of Nik Wallenda tightrope walk across the Grand Canyon. […]

Discovery Channel gets 3.4 million for Klondike

The Discovery Channel’s first scripted miniseries, Klondike, has delivered solid debut ratings of 3.4 million viewers. The three-part Gold Rush drama premiered on Monday on US cable, and stars Richard Madden (Game of Thrones), Abbie Cornish (Limitless), Tim Roth (Pulp Fiction, Lie to Me) and Sam Shephard (August: Osage County) as fortune hunters in the […]