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Airport, Brothel sell for Hat Trick

Hat Trick International heads into MIPTV on the back of sales of new factual pair Bangkok Airport and The Mega Brothel. Both shows come out of HTI’s first-look distribution deal with UK indie Keo Films. Bangkok Airport has gone to Nine Network in Australia, Discovery Networks in Sweden, Nat Geo People in Asia, the Middle […]

SBS Discovery strikes volume deal with truTV

SBS Discovery Norway has struck a two-year volume deal for content from the truTV cable channel. The general entertainment channel is owned by Turner Broadcasting and the SBS Discovery deal was struck by Turner’s Non Stop Entertainment. SBS Discovery operates six channels in Norway; free-to-air flagship channel TV Norge as well as the FEM, MAX, […]

Discovery Intn’l takes a slice of Cake Boss

Discovery Networks International has come on board Cake Boss, partnering with Discovery’s US net TLC for the two-season order. The reality series follows larger-than-life baker Buddy Valastro as he oversees his family baking business. The new seasons of the show will be made by ITV-owned US prodco High Noon and Valastro’s Cakehouse Media. They will […]

Buyers briefing: Angela Recio Sondon, Discovery

Name: Angela Recio Sondon Title: VP, programming and acquisitions, Discovery Networks Latin America/US Hispanic Ahead of NATPE next week, TBI talks with Angela Recio Sondon, who is in charge of key programming decision-making for Discovery’s entire Latin America and US Hispanic portfolio. She outlines her content needs, how the Discovery commissioning process works and upcoming shows TBI: What channels […]

Discovery founder preps factual SVOD service

Discovery Communications founder John Hendricks (pictured) has launched a subscription-on-demand service for factual programming named CuriosityStream. The ad-free platform will go live on March 18, 2015, with a “robust” 800-title-strong library of factual programming from the likes of France’s ZED and Terra Noa, BBC Worldwide, Australia’s Flame Distribution and Japan’s NHK. It will also commission […]

Discovery inks Hulu deal, talking to Netflix

Hulu has picked up a raft of Discovery Communications titles including exclusive SVOD rights to hit reality series Deadliest Catch. The news came as Discovery said it was in talks with Netflix about a programming deal. US on-demand and streaming service Hulu has taken a raft of shows from the main Discovery channel and other […]

Discovery to relaunch HD Showcase channel

Discovery Communications is set to relaunch its Discovery HD Showcase channel in Europe, the Middle East and Africa on December 1. The network, which airs in more than 120 markets across EMEA – including Poland, Russia, Benelux and Portugal – will change its name to Discovery Showcase HD. It will also get a new logo, […]

Rich Ross exits Shine, lands at Discovery

Rich Ross has left Shine amid a restructure at the enlarged production and distribution group and joined Discovery Channel. He will be president of Discovery Channel. Based in LA, Ross will oversee the running of Discovery’s flagship service with responsibility for strategy, production, marketing and the day-to-day running of the channel. Ross will report to […]

Global nets reach for Little Couple

Broadcasters around the world have acquired TLC’s high-rating ob-doc series The Little Couple. Now into its seventh season in the US, season five has sold to TLC in the UK; seasons one, two and three have gone to Kanal 5 in Sweden and AMI Canada; seasons one, two, three and six to TVNorge in Norway […]

O’Neill gets global Discovery role, All3 board seat

Eileen O’Neill has been promoted to global group president of Discovery Studios, and is set join All3Media’s board as a reult. This hands her control of Discovery Communications’ worldwide production arm, its international producers Raw TV and Betty, and in-house production divisions. O’Neill was previously group president of Discovery Channel, Science Channel and Velocity. To […]