/// Discovery’s Multi-Network Slate Covers a Lot of Turf

April 3, 2014  |  Media Week

In advance of this afternoon's upfront presentation, the Discovery networks, which include The Discovery Channel, TLC, OWN, Animal Planet, The Hub, Velocity, ID and several others, are all announcing programming deals. Keep checking this post throughout the day for updates. Okay, so (deep breath): Discovery Communications, the parent company, is creating a new production studio called New Form headed by Kathleen Grace. It will partner “with key distributors and brands;” if you want a clue to what that means, take a look at Grace's resume: her last port of call was YouTubeSpace LA, the Los Angeles production studio where YouTube's video creators produced, attended workshops and used YouTube-provided facilities. Expect to see close collaboration between New Form and Discovery's relatively recent acquisition, Revision3 . (Of course, in web time, it was eons ago. Remember when you could buy a web studio for a mere $30 million?) Brian Grazer and Ron Howard have financial stakes in the company

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