Nancy Daniels

Discovery: Scripps merger has “completely changed” the business

Discovery factual boss Nancy Daniels has said that the Scripps merger has “completely changed” the business, with a new strategy in place for content sharing across the channels. The exec said that the merger, which closed its $14.6bn acquisition of Scripps in March 2018, has resulted in a “huge transformation” that has opened up the […]

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 […]

TLC moving into drama with Tyler Perry

Discovery’s female-skewed cable net TLC has ordered its first drama series, Too Close to Home. The show will be produced by Tyler Perry, the producer and actor who has worked extensively with Discovery’s OWN net. The eight-part drama will tell the story of a young woman who has escaped her working class to become successful […]

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 […]

TLC gets new boss after Winter departure

Discovery Communications’ female-skewed TLC has named Discovery Channel production exec Nancy Daniels as its new general manager. Daniels takes on the post having previously been Discovery Channel’s executive VP, production and development. She will now oversee programming, production, development, new media and marketing at TLC and report to Eileen O’Neill, group president, Discovery and TLC […]