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David Attenborough

This interview originally appeared in the MIPTV 2015 issue of TV Real. A passion that began in childhood blossomed into a career as one of the world’s foremost naturalists and documentarians. Since the 1950s, Sir David Attenborough has been traveling to the far corners of the Earth, exploring all aspects ...

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Atlantic Productions’ Anthony Geffen

From TV programs to theatrical and IMAX films, from apps to virtual reality, Atlantic Productions is tapping into the latest techniques and technologies to deliver unique factual-storytelling experiences. Atlantic is also a leader in 4K and 3D productions, including the forthcoming David Attenborough’s Great Barrier Reef. This is one of ...

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Showtime Networks’ David Nevins Talks Docs

While Showtime is home to a slew of hit original dramas and comedies, documentaries hold a special place in its schedule. It was recently announced that, for the first time in network history, Showtime will bring two highly-anticipated films to theaters across the U.S. under the newly created banner Showtime ...

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BBC NHU’s Wendy Darke

For almost 60 years, the BBC’s Natural History Unit (NHU) has been making content that celebrates the wonders of the planet, and audiences have been tuning in in droves across the globe. Signature blue-chip events like Planet Earth and Life Story have shored up slots on broadcasters everywhere. And while ...

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David Attenborough

A passion that began in childhood blossomed into a career as one of the world’s foremost naturalists and documentarians. Since the 1950s, Sir David Attenborough has been traveling to the far corners of the Earth, exploring all aspects of the natural world and passing on his enthusiasm for the animal ...

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Jason Silva

Since premiering in 2013, Brain Games has quickly become one of National Geographic Channel’s biggest and most buzzed-about hits. Hosted by Jason Silva, the show uses games, hidden-camera setups and insight from neuroscientists to explore how the brain works. Airing on National Geographic Channel in 170-plus markets in some 45 ...

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National Geographic’s Ward Platt

This interview originally appeared in the MIPCOM 2014 issue of TV Real. After more than a decade of building up the FOX International Channels (FIC) brands across the Asia Pacific and the Middle East, Ward Platt was tapped last year to take the reins at National Geographic Channels International (NGCI). ...

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Anthony Bourdain

This interview originally appeared in the MIPCOM 2014 issue of TV Real. When CNN announced that Anthony Bourdain would be joining the network to helm a new travel and food weekend show, there were many questions about how the snarky chef/author/TV personality would fit alongside breaking news and political talking ...

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David Haslingden

After spending almost two decades at News Corporation, building the FOX International Channels portfolio around the world, David Haslingden returned to his native Australia and embarked on the second arc of his career. With an eye toward building the Asia Pacific’s first production super-indie, Haslingden snapped up NHNZ in New ...

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Blue Ant Media’s Michael MacMillan

A veteran of the Canadian media industry, Michael MacMillan has held many high-powered roles throughout his career. He co-founded Atlantis Films in the late ’70s and saw the company through its evolution in the TV space, having served as chairman and CEO of Alliance Atlantis Communications. In 2007 he co-founded ...

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