Executive shakeup at Discovery networks

Investigation Discovery (ID) chief Henry Schleiff and head of programming Kevin Bennett are leaving the US cablenet, with TLC’s Jason Sarlanis taking on an expanded remit. Schleiff has been with the Discovery-owned network for more than a decade and oversaw its move into true crime programming, while also heading up siblings Travel Channel, Destination America […]

Dating Game Killer Discovery ID’s first original movie

ITV-owned production company ThinkFactory is making Dating Game Killer, the first original movie for the US ID channel. The film marks the Discovery net’s move into true crime feature films, with the feature bowing on the cable net early next year. The drama is based upon the true story of Rodney Alcala, the convicted US […]

Discovery to expand ID distribution following ad growth

Discovery Communications is to accelerate the international expansion of its crime and investigation network ID following increased ratings in the United States. The international factual channel operator announced plans to ramp up global distribution of the network, which was formerly known as Investigation Discovery, following its third quarter financial results. President and chief executive officer […]