Henry Schleiff


Arrow scores Body Cam series for Investigation Discovery

Investigation Discovery has commissioned Arrow Media for a 10-part series centered on body camera footage from police officers. Body Cam will combine the footage with first-hand accounts of various police run-ins, detailing how routine situations can escalate into tragic altercations. Each story follows police officers from the moment they get the call from dispatch. Between […]

Discovery vet upped to Travel Channel GM

Discovery has appointed veteran TV exec Jane Latman (pictured) as general manager for Travel Channel. This expands Latman’s portfolio, which also sees her serve as executive vice president for development and research at Investigation Discovery (ID) and American Heroes Channel. Latman is also general manager for Destination America. She has worked with Discovery since 2003. […]

Scripps veteran duo gain top spots at Discovery

Scripps execs Allison Page and Courtney White have landed top roles at Discovery’s lifestyles group, as the Discovery/Scripps merger begins to take effect. Page will now serve as president of HGTV and Food Network, while White will serve as executive VP and report to Page. Previously Page acted as general manager of US programming for […]

Rich Ross exiting post-Scripps deal Discovery

Discovery Communications has named the new management team that will lead the enlarged company after the Scripps Networks Interactive acquisition, with Discovery Channel boss Rich Ross out and Scripps programming chief Kathleen Finch put in charge of all lifestyle channels. Discovery said that Ross, currently group president of Discovery Channel and Science Channel, is to […]

Dating Game Killer Discovery ID’s first original movie

ITV-owned prodco ThinkFactory is making Dating Game Killer, the first original movie for the US ID channel. The film marks the Discovery net’s move into true crime feature films, with the feature bowing on the cable net early next year. The drama is based upon the true story of Rodney Alcala, the convicted US serial […]

Discovery, National Enquirer prep cold case series

Discovery has greenlit a true crime series looking at the infamous cold case of JonBenét Ramsey, the child beauty queen who was killed in her own home in Boulder, Colorado, on Boxing Day, 1996. JonBenét: An American Murder Mystery (WT), for the Investigation Discovery channel, is billed as an event series and will run on […]

ID to contest Netflix’s Making a Murderer

US cable net Investigation Discovery is to release a doc special that refutes the details provided in Netflix’s buzzy true crime series Making a Murderer. ID has commissioned NBC News-owned Peacock Productions to create quick turnaround doc Front Page: The Steven Avery Story, with an airdate set for later this month. The response to the ten-episode […]

Discovery restructures US nets

Discovery Communications has placed Rich Ross into a networks group president role as it realigns its US channels structure. Ross, who joined Discovery at the turn of the year as president of Discovery Channel, is now group president of Discovery Channel, Animal Planet and Science Channel. Discovery has grouped the channels together as it believes […]

ID moves into scripted with Serial Thriller

Investigation Discovery’s recent moves into part-scripted programming have culminated in the commission of a three-part drama miniseries. The crime-focused US channel will premiere Serial Thriller over the summer, with UK-based October Films currently in production on the show. The drama will follow a community terrorised by a serial killer, focusing on the residents, victims and the […]

Transgender series is Discovery net’s debut original

A documentary series on the lives of transgender friends living in the US state of Kansas will be the debut original commission for the upcoming Discovery Life Channel. Those Girls (WT) will premiere on the channel in March 2015, two months after Discovery Life replaces Discovery Fit & Health. The show will come from a […]