Love Nature hires ex-Warner Bros., MGM exec

Factual SVOD service Love Nature has hired a director of partnerships, Vince Petersen. Operating out of Love Nature’s London office, Petersen will focus on driving subscription growth in the SVOD space, and take the territory lead for Germany, Austria, Switzerland and France. He joins from TV technology company Netgem, where he was head of international […]

BBC factual boss leaves to launch Yaddo SVOD service

BBC factual commissioner Nick Fraser is leaving the UK pubcaster to launch a new subscription VOD service called Yaddo. Fraser has edited the acclaimed Storyville documentary strand since its inception 17 years ago, and been involved in more than 340 films over the course of his career. He is now joining doc-focused SVOD service Yaddo, which […]

BBC and Discovery part ways, BBCWW to step up factual spend

The BBC and Discovery are ending their longstanding partnership, which produced shows like Blue Planet, Frozen Planet and Wonders of the Solar System. The BBC said that the formal partnership would lapse “by mutual agreement” but added that the two companies would continue to work together on a number of forthcoming projects, including the shows Hidden Kingdom and […]