Discovery Studios

Lee Bartlett leaving Discovery

Discovery Studios boss Lee Bartlett is leaving the company. Bartlett has been at Discovery for five years and will exit the US-listed channel operator later this year. Broadcast broke the news and Discovery confirmed Bartlett’s imminent departure. The Discovery exec joined the company in 2010, soon after exiting his London-based role as boss of ITV […]

O’Neill exits global Discovery Studios post

Eileen O’Neill is leaving Discovery Studios just half a year after she was named as its global group president. O’Neill, who is credited with expanding the scope and scale of Discovery Communications’ flagship female-skewed brand TLC, will leave her post on May 1 – exactly 25 years after she joined the company. The news comes […]

Discovery inks programming pact with Gipsy Sisters EP

Discovery Studios, the in-house production arm of pay TV giant Discovery, has scored a deal to develop and produce programming with reality exec Shauna Thomas. She is best known to Discovery network execs as executive producer for the past three seasons of TLC’s Gipsy Sisters, and has also worked on WEtv’s L.A. Hair, TruTV’s Hulk […]

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 […]