Geoff Daniels


TBI Weekly: Old vs. new money face off for unscripted

A wealth of shiny digital entrants may well suggest TV is currently a supplier’s market, but this week’s Realscreen Summit has been an invaluable reminder that sustainable business models in the unscripted world are still lacking, particularly as stalwarts such as Discovery and Nat Geo endure major upheaval.   “Old money” cable networks and broadcasters […]

Courteney Monroe re-ups at Nat Geo ahead of Disney/Fox merger

Courteney Monroe is to stay on as president of Nat Geo ahead of Disney’s acquisition of 21st Century Fox.  The exec – who had been tipped to join the combined Disney/Fox post-merger – has renewed her contract with the Fox-owned broadcaster. She will continue to report into Gary Knell, chairman of National Geographic Partners, and work […]

Nat Geo’s Pastore to exit

National Geographic Channel’s Tim Pastore (pictured) is to depart his role as president of original programming and production. Pastore will formally depart the company from June 1. He has been in his programming role for four years. Nat Geo Wild’s executive vice president and general manager, Geoff Daniels, will step in Pastore’s role and oversee […]

Nat Geo Wild partners with Mashable

US cable channel Nat Geo Wild is to coproduce and co-distribute two films with Mashable Studios for the pair’s various social and digital distribution platforms. The partnership will restore National Geographic’s film archive while using online content firm Mashable’s production experience in digital-first series. Geoff Daniels, executive vice president and general manager of Nat Geo Wild said: […]

Nat Geo rejigs global team

National Geographic’s reorganisation under the leadership of Courteney Monroe has continued and she has named the team running the global channels unit at the Fox-owned company. Monroe (left) became the international channels chief under a new structure at the factual giant introduced late last year after Fox took control of Nat Geo. Fox International Channels […]