Jane Latman

Matthew Butler takes over at Travel Channel

Discovery has promoted Matthew Butler to general manager of Travel Channel. Most recently VP of programming and development for Travel Channel, Butler takes over from Jane Latman who last week was promoted to president of Discovery’s HGTV channel. In his new role, Butler will oversee the development, production, scheduling and overall operations for Travel Channel, […]

Latman named as president of HGTV

Jane Latman has been promoted to president of Discovery’s HGTV channel. Latman was most recently general manager of Discovery’s Travel Channel and Destination America, and executive VP of development and research for Discovery’s ID and and American Heroes Channel. She takes over from Allison Page, who was appointed earlier this month to head Discovery’s new […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Meisner Eagle swoops for Discovery Life role

Julie Meisner Eagle has been promoted to VP, production and development at Discovery Fit & Health, which becomes Discovery Life Channel in January. The role will see Meisner Eagle taking a key role at the new channel, operating out of Discovery Communications’ Silver Spring headquarters and reporting to Discovery Fit & Health general manager Jane […]

Discovery rebrands net, gives Life to new channel

Discovery is rebranding its US channel Discovery Fit & Health to Discovery Life Channel (DLC). The rebadged pay TV channel will launch on January 15 next year. Discovery said it will ‘profile ordinary people in extraordinary situations’ and ‘present an unfiltered look at real relationships’. The new net will retain some of the shows from […]

Discovery taps into October Films’ Dark Desires

Discovery has ordered stalker series Obsession: Dark Desires. The ten-part drama doc series will be produced by UK indie October Films. It follows stories of people who have been the victims of stalkers. The show was commissioned by Jane Latman, senior VP of development for Investigation Discovery, which is Discovery’s fastest-growing network in the US […]