Jon Sechrist

Indie producer MY Entertainment appoints Sechrist to senior role

MY Entertainment has appointed former Discovery executive Jon Sechrist to the newly created position of executive VP of production, development and strategy. In his new role, Sechrist will be responsible for developing new programming and strategy, building on MY Entertainment’s ratings success with titles including Ghost Adventures, Pros Vs Joes, Breaking Borders and Baggage Battles. Sechrist, […]

Discovery’s Betty opening US office

Betty TV is opening a US division. The UK prodco is owned by Discovery and the new US unit will be run by Discovery Networks International head of production and development Jon Sechrist. Sechrist (right, below) joins Betty this month and will oversee the current slate and projects in development. Based in New York, he […]

Animal Planet profiles Preposterous Pets in 200 territories

Discovery Networks International has commissioned Preposterous Pets, a warm factual series about owners about people that own inappropriate animals. DNI-owned Animal Planet will broadcast the 6x60mins show in the 200 territories it operates in, with UK indie Barcroft Productions producing the show. DNI is billing the doc series as an introduction to “the world’s most outrageous […]