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Bunim/Murray Productions’ Jon Murray

With a long list of credits that includes The Real World, Project Runway, The Simple Life and Keeping Up with the Kardashians, Jon Murray is often referred to as “the father of reality TV.” As chairman of Bunim/Murray Productions, a Banijay Group company, he is hard at work creating the ...

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Red Bull Charges Forward

With an array of sport and lifestyle programming, documentaries, feature films, music, games and mobile apps, as well as print and online magazines, Red Bull Media House is an independent multiplatform company with a global network of correspondents in more than 160 countries. Its core focus is on sports, action, ...

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Ellen Windemuth

It has been two decades since the distribution and production company Off the Fence was first established. The outfit, which specializes in nonfiction fare, is headquartered in Amsterdam, with additional offices around the world, including in the U.S., the U.K., South Africa, Germany and Singapore. Its catalogue boasts more than ...

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Shark Week to Make Big Waves

Fast approaching its third decade on air, the annual must-see summer event Shark Week returns to Discovery Channel on August 10 with its biggest lineup yet. The long-running stunt’s 27th edition will count on 13 hours of brand-new specials, an increase over last year’s 11 specials. The network is also ...

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Nick Thorogood

Since launching in the U.K. in 2009, Food Network has steadily emerged as one of the country’s leading lifestyle networks. Built largely on content from its sister network in the U.S., the channel has, over the last few years, been increasing its slate of original U.K. commissions. Leading that strategy ...

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New Dominion’s Focus on Factual

Kristen Eppley, the senior VP of international distribution at New Dominion Pictures, talks to TV Real about the company's factual highlights. Over the past two decades, New Dominion Pictures has become a leading supplier of factual TV programming, with its hands in the areas of development, financing, production and distribution. ...

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FYI Starts Strong

Jana Bennett, the president of FYI and LMN, discusses the rebranding of BIO as FYI. A+E Networks’ BIO channel has been relaunched with a new name and fresh programming mantra. The move has already proven to be a positive one, as the network posted immediate growth. FYI debuted on July ...

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Beyond Factual Trends

Munia Kanna-Konsek, the head of sales at Beyond Distribution, discusses recent global sales from the company’s factual catalogue. Beyond Distribution has a 30-year history in the global content market. During that time, it has solidified its reputation as a leading supplier of commercial programming in a wide variety of genres, ...

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JB Perrette

As the president of Discovery Networks International (DNI), Jean-Briac (JB) Perrette has taken on oversight of a diverse mix of 46 brands, pay and free, outside of the U.S., heading up a team of regional leaders in Western Europe; Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa; the Nordics; Latin ...

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Raja Khanna

With content that spans from music to travel and style to natural history, Blue Ant Media is focused on serving fans in niche genres they’re passionate about. It also looks to reach audiences wherever they may be, with business lines in TV, digital, magazines and live events. A few months ...

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