TLC opening Big Brides Boutique

The UK TLC net has ordered Big Brides Boutique, a new reality show that gives plus size brides a dream wedding. UK indie producer Angel Eyes will make the show for TLC, which is part of the Discovery stable of channels. Each episode will follow Jo Cooke and Alison Law, owners of the Curves & […]

Discovery orders Celebrity Fat Fighters

TLC has greenlit a new reality series in following celebrities in an extreme weight-loss boot camp. Celebrity Fat Fighters will run to three parts on the Discovery net, with UK indie Chalkboard TV making the show. The format sees a roster of celebs enter the boot camp and then undergo a strict training regime while […]

Long Lost Family format finds new home

Finnish free-TV broadcaster Nelonen has ordered a local version of Long Lost Family, the Dutch-originated format in which people are reunited with long lost relatives. The Finnish deal comes as ITV orders a new season of the show, and TLC in the US extends its latest season order after the success of the first eight […]

All3 agrees major drama output deal with Liberty

All3Media will produce four original drama series for cable platforms owned by its co-parent, Liberty Global. This marks the first time Liberty has agreed to such as agreement to create exclusive original programming for its customers, and marks a major milestone in its ownership of UK-based production giant All3. The dramas will come over the […]

Buyers briefing: Paul Edwards, Discovery

Name: Paul Edwards Title: VP, head of Nordic Discovery channels, Discovery Networks Northern Europe Paul Edwards oversees buying for Discovery Networks International’s thematic channel suite in northern Europe   What is unique about the Discovery Networks Nordic channels and what should buyers know in advance? Discovery Networks Northern Europe acquires content for Discovery, TLC and […]

Blink hires Discovery exec for US expansion

UK-based Blink Films has hired Science Channel exec Brad Kohlenstein as senior VP, development to head a new US office. Kohlenstein (pictured) will be senior VP, development, working closely with Blink’s executive team of Dan Chambers, Justine Kershaw and Sarah Sapper. The launch of an East Coast office comes after Rockpool Investments-owned Tin Roof Media […]

TLC adds first digital orginals to online service

Discovery Communications’ female-skewing cable net TLC is beefing up its online service TLCme with a range of new original content. The TLCme service launched a year ago and the new programming announcements mark its move into original content. The channel is working with vloggers on four new digital projects. The line-up includes Estee on TLCme, […]

TLC gets Undressed with Zodiak Rights format

TLC has ordered local versions of social experiment format Undressed. The female-skewing Discovery-owned cable net will have country-specific Undressed formats for its UK and Ireland service, and its Dutch channel. The UK version of the Zodiak Rights-distributed show will run to 20x30mins and be produced by Fizz, a division of RDF Television, which is in […]

Long Lost Family turns up on TLC

TLC has ordered a local version of the Long Lost Family format. The US cable net had piloted a US version of the evergreen series and has now ordered a full series, which will hit its air in March. The show is distributed by Lineup Industries, the independent distributor run by former Endemol and Sony […]

Discovery launches US streaming service

Discovery Communications has launched its first US TV everywhere streaming service, Discovery Go, with a content offering spanning nine US channels. The networks are Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Investigation Discovery, Science Channel, Velocity, Destination America, American Heroes Channel and Discovery Life. The launch of the service was timed to coincide with today’s worldwide premier […]