All posts tagged 'Discovery Networks International'

Discovery Orders Richard Hammond Fronted ‘Big’

Discovery is teaming up with Richard Hammond (Top Gear, The Grand Tour) for Big, a ten episode series that will see Hammond embark on a global adventure - from the UK to Germany and the US - to explore the world’s biggest structures and machines. “Richard is an iconic motoring talent whose passions span science, engineering and cars", said Simon Downing, Senior Vice-President and Head of Factual and Sport for Discovery UK. "In his first production with Discovery, fans can expect an informative, entertaining and original series of truly epic proportions.”

UKTV Split Up Confirmed, Marcus Arthur Replaces Darren Childs As CEO

As has been rumoured for months, UKTV as it presently exists is being split up. Owners Discovery and BBC Studios have reached a deal that will see Discovery take control of Good Food, Home and Really, while BBC Studios assumes full ownership of Alibi, Dave, Drama, Eden, Gold, Yesterday and W. When the deal closes, BBC Studios' Marcus Arthur will replace Darren Childs as UKTV's CEO.