WBD’s Quest & Discovery+ order robbery docuseries ‘Inside The Heist’

Warner Bros. Discovery (WBD) has ordered a six-part crime docuseries exploring some of the most brazen robberies of the past 25 years, with the show set to drop first on Discovery+ then WBD’s linear network Quest. Inside The Heist (working title, 6 x 60 minutes) is being produced by Twenty Six 03 and will feature […]

Sales round-up: US networks strike Flame deals; Back2Back adds series

US networks strike Flame deals North American broadcasters including Blue Ant Media Inc, CBC and BBC America have picked up a raft of shows from Flame Distribution. Blue Ant has added Family Court Murders (4 x 60 minutes), For Love Or Money (5 x 45 minutes), Unsolved (10 x 45 minutes) and Taken (S1 – S4 […]

Discovery expands AVOD service Dplay into UK and Ireland

Discovery is expanding its streaming service Dplay into the UK and Ireland. The AVOD service, which is currently available out of 10 countries including Italy and the Nordics, will unite content from Discovery’s six free-to-air channels, including Quest, Really, Quest Red, Home, Food Network and DMAX. The platform includes popular franchises from Discovery’s flagship free-to-air […]

Discovery expands UK portfiolio with DMax launch

Discovery is expanding its UK portfolio with a male-skewing free-to-air entertainment channel. DMax will launch in the UK on 16 January with programmes including adult animated comedy Archer, reality series Naked and Afraid and Man Vs Food and Alaska-set doc series Life Below Zero. The channel is to have an “adventurous tone” that centers around […]

Discovery lines up Body Cam Cops

Discovery Networks UK has greenlit Body Cam Cops, a six-part series following police units wearing body-worn cameras. The series will be made by UK indie Back2Back. It will go out on Discovery’s free-to-air net Quest in the UK, DMAX in Germany, and Discovery Channel across central and eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and […]

Discovery sees Red with new UK free TV net

Discovery Communications is launching Quest Red in the UK, its second free-to-air channel in the territory. Billed as ‘the home of irresistibly real TV’ the female-skewing channel will sit alongside Discovery’s existing free TV channel in the UK, Salvage Hunters channel Quest. Discovery CEO David Zaslav gave notice of the UK launch earlier this week, […]

Discovery preps channel, focuses on UK, German growth

Discovery Communications will launch a new free-to-air channel in the UK alongside other new services in Britain and Germany. CEO David Zaslav said yesterday that a new carriage deal with Sky in the UK and Germany, which came about after a bitter standoff between the channel operator and pay TV platform, gave it greater flexibility […]

Raft of recommissions for Discovery’s Quest

Discovery has ordered new series for three of the signature fact-ent shows on its UK free-to-air channel Quest. The channel has ordered new seasons of Salvage Hunters (pictured), Supertruckers and Combat Dealers. Salvage Hunters (pictured) will be heading into its tenth season with the new 15x60mins run. The Curve Media-produced series, in which Drew Pritchard […]

Discovery takes linear channel online

Discovery’s Quest channel has started live streaming, the first time the channel operator has taken a linear service online in this way. The online Quest will be available in the UK and Ireland and this weekend will have live coverage of the FIA World Rallycross Championship. Discovery largely owns all rights to shows on its […]

Discovery’s McIntyre exits for Doc/Fest

Elizabeth McIntyre is exiting Discovery Networks International to become CEO and festival director of the Sheffield Doc/Fest. McIntyre moves to her new post on September 1, having left her role of VP, production and development at Discovery Channel and buying for Discovery UK and Quest. She replaces Heather Croall, who resigned in order to rejoin her […]