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Dan Snow on how ‘Endurance’ broke factual waves

“This epic project would allow us to unleash a new way of creating and delivering factual content” I got the phone call shivering on a platform, waiting for a train. It was a grey British winter day, but I felt like I was under a heat lamp as my caller introduced themselves. They were from […]

Nutopia hires Nat Geo alum Geoff Daniels for unscripted entertainment

Welcome To Earth producer Nutopia has hired former Nat Geo EVP Geoff Daniels to a new role overseeing the company’s unscripted entertainment output. Daniels becomes EVP of unscripted entertainment at the Jane Root-founded company and will work across all series in production, manage program marketing and help to liaise with Nutopia’s production partners and talent. […]

How US consolidation is shaking up APAC

Tectonic shifts within the US market have long seen global reverberations in the TV industry, but the rate of change in the last three years has been unprecedented. What’s at stake for producers and distributors in APAC who are riding the ever-changing tides of consolidation against a buoyant streaming market? Manori Ravindran reports While the […]

Nat Geo strikes first-look deal with ‘Free Solo’ team

Nat Geo has struck a first-look deal with Free Solo duo Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin and their production banner Little Monster Films. The deal – which follows the documentary’s seven Emmy wins – covers all unscripted projects, including series and specials as well as feature docs. Nat Geo is already on board the […]

Disney-Fox merger sees scores of job losses at Nat Geo

National Geographic is feeling the impact of the Disney-Fox merger, with scores of employees set to be laid off. According to Variety, around 70 to 80 staff will be affected by a round of lay-offs, which will largely impact the brand’s publishing and events division. The move comes as Disney – in a drive to […]

BBC Studios teams with James Cameron for first Nat Geo commission

BBC Studios has secured its first Nat Geo commission, teaming with Titanic director James Cameron (pictured) on a multi-part series on the oceans. Mission OceanX (working title) is a six-part series that unites the BBC Studios Natural History Unit with Cameron and OceanX Media. Combining documentary with blue-chip sequences, the show will follow cutting-edge exploration vessel Alucia2, […]

Nat Geo’s Igal Svet boards Discovery

Nat Geo exec Igal Svet is boarding Discovery. Svet has been appointed VP of production and development, tasked with building out Discovery’s event programming, docs and specials. The New York-based exec will relocate to LA for the role, in which he will report into Howard Swartz, SVP of production and development, who himself returned to […]

Nat Geo picks up ‘USS Indianapolis’ doc from Drive

Nat Geo has bought a doc special about the tragic fate of cruiser USS Indianapolis, which was torpedoed and sunk in 1945.  The Disney-owned channel bought the 60-minute doc from production-funding and distribution agency Drive for Nat Geo channels worldwide, excluding the US and Canada. Produced by US-based Vulcan Productions and Lone Wolf Media for PBS, […]

Disney+ unveils price point, two-year global expansion

Disney has given investors a first glimpse into its new SVOD service, which is to launch on 12 November with a “rapid” global expansion planned within the next two years. The Mouse House’s long-anticipated Investor Day in Burbank, California, included extensive presentations on Hulu, Hotstar, ESPN+ and Disney+ from execs including chairman and CEO Bob […]

Neil deGrasse Tyson returns to Nat Geo following misconduct investigation

StarTalk host Neil deGrasse Tyson will return to Nat Geo following an internal investigation into sexual misconduct allegations. Nat Geo has reportedly completed an investigation into the presenter and has cleared chat show StarTalk to return to air; however, the Fox-owned network has not shared any details into findings from the investigation. “StarTalk will return […]

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