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Ex-Discovery specials chief joins Mansfield’s Plimsoll

Former Discovery Communications and BBC factual programming boss Andrew Jackson has joined Grant Mansfield’s fledgling production company. Jackson has taken the post of executive VP, international production at Plimsoll Productions, which former Zodiak USA boss Mansfield launched in September last year. Jackson will oversee a plan to take Plimsoll into the US market. This comes […]

Discovery free to ‘reinvent’ natural history post-BBC deal

Discovery International Networks’ content boss, Luis Silberwasser, has told TBI the expiry of a natural history programming deal with the BBC is freeing it to reinvent the genre. The pay TV channel operator and UK pubcaster ended a longstanding natural history production partnership last October. The joint effort had yielded blue-chip series including Life and […]