Sarah Thornton

Discovery orders family reunion series

Discovery has commissioned Separated at Birth, a seven-part series that will follow surprising and emotional family reunions. The 7x60mins series will be produced by CTVC and go out on Discovery Networks International channels next year. It will follow different family reunion stories, from serendipitous reunions to yearlong searches for loved ones. Discovery said the series […]

Buyers Briefing: Dan Korn, Discovery Networks Western Europe

Name: Dan Korn Title: Senior VP and head of programming, Discovery Networks Western Europe Discovery’s western Europe programming chief tells TBI what’s working on his pay channels, how Discovery goes about commissioning for its many channels, what types of show it is looking for and what’s coming up in terms of acquired, commissioned and in-house […]

Geordie Shore star in TLC reality travel show

The UK feed of Discovery’s TLC channel has commissioned a 4x60mins reality series in which a Geordie Shore star will immerse herself in extreme cultures. The show, currently untitled, will follow Charlotte Crosby as she swaps her partying lifestyle to live with four extraordinary groups, beginning with the Furisode ladies of Tokyo, who follow the […]

Discovery hires intn’l director of development

Discovery’s international arm has hired Charlotte Reid as its first director of production and development across lifestyle and entertainment programming. Reid will lead lifestyle and entertainment commissioning in Scandinavia and the Netherlands, as well as serve as executive producer on key returning series for Discovery Networks International. She will report into Sarah Thornton, VP, head […]