Salvage Hunters


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 […]

BBC buys into UK indie

BBC Worldwide has bought a 25% stake in Curve Media, the UK indie set up last year by former Cineflix execs Camilla Lewis and Rob Carey. Worldwide, the commercial arm of the UK pubcaster, provided start-up funding to Curve and has a first-look deal with the fledgling indie, an agreement that gave it first refusal […]