Discovery, YouTube Execs Set for Edinburgh TV Festival


Nancy Daniels, chief brand officer for Discovery and factual, and Luke Hyams, head of originals at YouTube EMEA, are slated to speak during this year’s Edinburgh TV Festival.

Daniels will take part in the Gamechanger strand. She will discuss the new opportunities available to producers within Discovery Channel and Science Channel, and share her broader vision for the brands over the next year.

Hyams will explain how the YouTube Originals commissioning process works, outlining commissions so far and what’s still to come on the streaming platform. He will also talk about opportunities that are open to the U.K. indie sector.

Phil Edgar-Jones, advisory chair, remarked: “Our lineup of international Gamechangers continues to grow, giving delegates access to the very best of the industry. Were delighted to be welcoming Nancy to the festival to talk about her remarkable ambitions and vision.

“YouTube Originals have been owning the trade headlines lately with their big orders from U.K. indies and that will guarantee that Luke’s session will be must-see and standing room only.”