Nat Geo

Disney’s linear networks including ABC ‘not for sale’, says CEO Bob Iger

Disney CEO Bob Iger has said the company’s linear networks such as ABC and FX are “not for sale”, rowing back on comments made earlier this summer that led to investors bidding for the assets. During an interview at the Sun Valley media conference in July, Iger said that networks such as ABC, FX and […]

Blue Ant names Carlyn Staudt head of commissioning amid FAST expansion

Canada’s Blue Ant Media has rejigged its senior channels & commissioning team, following its rapid expansion into FAST. Love Nature’s global GM, Carlyn Staudt, has been promoted to an expanded role that will see her become head of commissioning across linear channels and free-streaming, including brands such as HauntTV, Homeful, Total Crime and HistoryTime. She […]

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, […]

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