Elizabeth McIntyre

Pair of intn’l commissions for Discovery

Discovery has greenlit two new programmes for its international nets, an engineering blunders series and a VE Day anniversary special. Incredible Engineering Blunders: Fixed will look at engineering projects gone wrong and how they were made good. Engineer and journalist Justin Cunningham will examine engineering mishaps including sinking skyscrapers to back-to-front bridges. Argonon-backed UK prodco […]

Discovery’s McIntyre exits for Doc/Fest

Elizabeth McIntyre is exiting Discovery Networks International to become CEO and festival director of the Sheffield Doc/Fest. McIntyre moves to her new post on September 1, having left her role of VP, production and development at Discovery Channel and buying for Discovery UK and Quest. She replaces Heather Croall, who resigned in order to rejoin her […]

Runner to cross Britain for Discovery

An endurance runner with traverse the length of Britain in a 1x60mins doc for Discovery Channel. Sean Conway: Running Britain will see the titular athlete running nearly 1,000 miles, from John O’Groats in northern Scotland to Land’s End in the southwest of England. Conway failed in a previous attempt at the feat last year after […]

Discovery orders The Idris Elba Project

Discovery Networks UK has ordered The Idris Elba Project (WT), a four-part series in which the actor will race vehicles on land, water and in the air. The series will be made by Shine North and Green Door Pictures, the prodco owned by Elba, star of detective series Luther (pictured). Shine North parent Shine Group […]

Buyers Briefing: Dan Korn, Discovery Networks Western Europe

Name: Dan Korn Title: Senior VP and head of programming, Discovery Networks Western Europe Discovery’s western Europe programming chief tells TBI what’s working on his pay channels, how Discovery goes about commissioning for its many channels, what types of show it is looking for and what’s coming up in terms of acquired, commissioned and in-house […]

Discovery orders doc on missing Malaysian Airlines plane

Discovery has ordered a one-off doc about missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 for its international channels. ITN Productions will make Flight 370: The Missing Links, which will examine how the plane has vanished and address some of the unanswered questions including those surrounding airport security, air traffic control and radar and satellite data. Discovery will […]

Discovery orders Filipino Typhoon Haiyan doc

Discovery Networks International has ordered Megastorm: World’s Biggest Typhoon, a one-off documentary about weather phenomenon, which wrought havoc in the Philippines earlier this month. Discovery commissioned the doc from UK news and current affairs specialist ITN Productions. It will have never before seen footage from ITN’s crews on the ground insight from scientists in the […]