| June 26, 2019 – 2:02 pm | No Comments Quest Red has handed out a six episode series order to Being Reuben, an observational documentary following the life of YouTuber Reuben de Maid. Being Reuben follows the life of Reuben de Maid – a 14-year old Welsh singer, influencer and make-up expert who shot to fame after appearing on The Ellen DeGeneres Show – as he travels to Hollywood and attends star-studded award ceremonies and glamorous events. | June 12, 2019 – 10:28 am | No Comments Discovery and BBC Studios have closed the UKTV transaction; splitting up the multi-channel broadcaster. The completed deal comes after the agreement, first announced in April, got the nod from Ofcom last week. BBC Studios now assumes full control of the UKTV brand, VOD service UKTV play and entertainment channels Alibi, Dave, Drama, Eden, Gold, W and Yesterday. Discovery walks away with lifestyle channels Really, Home and Good Food. The deal cost BBC Studios £173 million. | April 25, 2019 – 10:28 am | No Comments 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.” | April 1, 2019 – 4:00 pm | No Comments 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. | April 10, 2015 – 12:21 pm | No Comments Discovery Networks International has acquired one-off Africa’s Piranha for their Animal Planet channels in the UK Africa, Scandinavia, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, China, Taiwan India, Southeast Asia, the Pacific Rim after agreeing a deal with wildlife and factual entertainment producer and distributor Earth Touch.