PEOPLE NEWS / TV
Shine America CEO Rich Ross (pictured) has been named president of U.S. cable network Discovery Channel, as Cris Abrego and Charlie Corwin are named North America co-chairmen and co-CEOs for the new Shine-Core Media-Endemol joint venture.
DIGITAL / FILM / TV
With the Oculus Rift (pictured), Project Morpheus and Google Cardboard heralding a new generation of virtual reality headset devices, Atlantic Productions tells realscreen how it plans to become the first major developer of natural history VR.
J. Christian Jensen’s White Earth and Lucy Walker’s The Lion’s Mouth Opens are among the eight non-fiction films shortlisted for the Documentary Short Subject prize at the 87th Academy Awards.
FILM / TV
As Laura Poitras’s Citizenfour premieres in New York tonight, realscreen has learned of another major documentary on Edward Snowden (pictured) in the works, set to launch in 2015.
Toronto-based telecoms firm Rogers Media has partnered with Vice Media to build a Canadian production studio that will create content for worldwide distribution.
Unscripted formats from the UK are finding homes on American TV, but a few U.S. producers are making inroads across the pond. Realscreen talks to producers from both territories about making content connect with new markets. (Pictured: The People’s Couch)
The U.S. cable network and Original Productions are heading to Alaska for an off-roading competition series that will premiere on November 30.
U.S. net FYI is getting high-end chefs out of their kitchens and into food trucks in the forthcoming series Late Nite Chef Fight, set to debut on November 22. (Pictured: co-host Laila Ali)