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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 […]

Nat Geo wins first Oscar with Free Solo

Nat Geo has picked up its first Academy Award with rock climbing doc Free Solo. The Fox-owned cable channel won the Best Documentary Feature prize at the 91st annual Academy Awards on Sunday (25 February), besting the likes of CNN Films’ Ruth Bader Ginsburg doc RBG and Hulu’s Minding The Gap, both of which were serious […]

TCAs: CuriosityStream, Nat Geo, BritBox unveil slates

CuriosityStream finds Speed with Arrow  Media Factual SVOD CuriosityStream – which made its debut at the TCAs this year – has commissioned four-part series Speed from Arrow Media. The series covers engineering breakthroughs that have transformed how fast we can travel on land, in water, through air and into space. The programme spans the 1801 invention of […]

TBI Weekly: Old vs. new money face off for unscripted

A wealth of shiny digital entrants may well suggest TV is currently a supplier’s market, but this week’s Realscreen Summit has been an invaluable reminder that sustainable business models in the unscripted world are still lacking, particularly as stalwarts such as Discovery and Nat Geo endure major upheaval.   “Old money” cable networks and broadcasters […]

How Netflix is shaking up the documentary world

Netflix is raising the bar for factual to premium levels and introducing ‘box sets’ and ‘binge-watching’ into commissioning vocabulary, all while growing traditional broadcasters’ budgets and ambitions for documentary. Tim Dams reports. Netflix has famously spent its way into the homes of viewers around the world by backing original dramas such as The Crown, 13 […]

Nat Geo takes Tyson’s StarTalk off-air amid misconduct allegations

Nat Geo has pulled chat show StarTalk off the air following multiple sexual misconduct allegations against presenter Neil deGrasse Tyson. The Fox-owned cable channel – which will soon be acquired by Disney – has not yet cancelled the programme but has said it is keeping the show “on hiatus” as Fox Networks Group launches an […]

Nat Geo: Disney’s plan is our plan

Nat Geo’s EVP of programming strategy and acquisitions Christian Drobnyk has said that “Disney’s direct-to-consumer plan is Nat Geo’s plan” as it pushes aggressively for streaming rights. “Exclusivity and global rights, including SVOD rights, is important to us,” the exec, who boarded Nat Geo from A+E Networks last year, told TBI. “We need to have […]

Courteney Monroe re-ups at Nat Geo ahead of Disney/Fox merger

Courteney Monroe is to stay on as president of Nat Geo ahead of Disney’s acquisition of 21st Century Fox.  The exec – who had been tipped to join the combined Disney/Fox post-merger – has renewed her contract with the Fox-owned broadcaster. She will continue to report into Gary Knell, chairman of National Geographic Partners, and work […]

The Do’s and Don’ts of Filming in North Korea

Ahead of the Nat Geo premiere of North Korea From The Inside With Michael Palin on Sunday (September 30), FOMO Films’ Neil Ferguson, director and producer of the ITN Productions-made documentary, gives TBI his do’s and don’ts of taking a documentary crew and the Monty Python star into uncharted territory.  I’ve just spent the past nine months […]

Nat Geo goes to North Korea with Michael Palin

National Geographic has acquired ITN Productions’ one-off documentary North Korea From The Inside With Michael Palin (pictured).  The US cable channel has picked up the hit Channel 5 special featuring the Monty Python and Vanity Fair star, who travels 1,300 miles across North Korea to interact with locals. Palin’s North Korean sojourn also coincided with the […]

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