By Patrick Munn | 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.”
By Patrick Munn | February 27, 2019 - 1:17 pm | No Comments
Discovery has inked a wide-ranging licensing agreement with Channel 4 to acquire a wealth of Jamie Oliver content for their Food Network. “Jamie Oliver is a much-loved talent and we’re delighted to complete the deal with Channel 4, bringing Food Network fans more of his most popular cooking shows”, said Jamie Watkins, Content Sourcing and Acquisitions Manager at Discovery.
By Patrick Munn | January 7, 2019 - 8:14 pm | No Comments
DMAX is going free-to-air. The Discovery owned and operated entertainment channel, which has been part of Discovery Networks UK's pay portfolio for more than a decade, will launch on Freeview (channel number 42) and Freesat (channel number 150) on January 16th.
By Patrick Munn | March 20, 2017 - 4:04 pm | No Comments
Discovery Channel UK has picked up the UK rights to Manhunt: UNABOMBER, the upcoming scripted drama series that was commissioned by, and is being produced for, the U.S. Discovery network, TVWise has learned.
By Patrick Munn | January 31, 2017 - 8:02 pm | 2 Comments
After a public spat between the two companies that has been dragging on for the better part of a week, Sky and Discovery have reached a new multi-year carriage deal that will see their portfolio of channels remain on the satcaster's platform.
By Patrick Munn | January 25, 2017 - 7:53 pm | 13 Comments
In an almost unprecedented move, Discovery Networks UK & Ireland let rip tonight in a scathing press release which revealed that negotiations with Sky have broken down and the two parties have failed to reach a new carriage agreement for their portfolio of channels.
By Patrick Munn | September 29, 2015 - 6:19 pm | 1 Comment
Discovery is re-teaming with Tony Robinson for a new 3D documentary series. The factual channel has given the green-light to Tony Robinson's Wild West In 3D, a three-part series which follows the former Time Team host as he sets out to expose the untold story of the ‘Wild West’ and reveal the truth behind the Hollywood legends.