Summit ’14: FYI, Al Jazeera U.S. to set out stall

Senior execs from Reelzchannel, The Weather Channel, Al Jazeera America, FYI and LMN will use the 2014 Realscreen Summit to outline the unscripted programming that they are looking for.
January 24, 2014

Senior execs from Al Jazeera America, Reelzchannel, The Weather Channel, FYI and LMN will take to the stage at the 2014 Realscreen Summit to outline the unscripted programming they are looking for.

The execs will talk on the Summit’s annual ‘Amping Up Unscripted’ panel session, which spotlights newcomers networks that are either moving into factual programming or upping their non-fiction output, on January 29 at 11.30 a.m. EST at the Washington Hilton.

Speaking at the session (and pictured above from left to right) will be Mary Ellen Iwata, VP of original content development at The Weather Channel; Kathy Davidov, senior exec producer for documentaries at Al Jazeera America; Steve Cheskin, senior VP of programming at Reelzchannel; and Jana Bennett, president of the A+E Networks-owned FYI and LMN channels.

The news comes as the Summit solidifies a program that also features senior execs from networks including A&E, AMC, American Heroes Channel, Animal Planet, ARTV, the BBC, BET Networks, Bravo, the CBC, CMT, CNN, Condé Nast Entertainment Group, Cooking Channel, Crime & Investigation Network, The CW, Destination America, Discovery Channel, Discovery Fit & Health, Discovery Networks Canada, Discovery Networks International, DIY Network, E! Entertainment, Esquire Network, Food Network, Fox Sports Media, Great American Country, GSN, H2, HBO, HGTV, History, HLN, Investigation Discovery, Lifetime, Maryland Public TV, MSNBC, MTV, MTV2, Mun2, Nat Geo Wild, National Geographic Channel, National Geographic Channels International, NBC, OWN, Oxygen, PBS, Pivot, RLTV, Science Channel, Shaw Media, Smithsonian, Spike TV, Sundance Channel, Syfy, TBS, TLC, TNT, Travel Channel, TruTV, TVGN, USA Network, Velocity, Veria Living TV, VH1, WE tv and Xbox.

  • The 2014 Realscreen Summit takes place from January 26-29 in Washington DC. For more information or to book a ticket, click here.
About The Author
Managing editor with realscreen publication, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Darah is an award-winning journalist who has spent over two decades covering a wide range of issues from real estate and urban development to immigration, politics and human rights, primarily with The Vancouver Sun. Prior to joining realscreen, she was editor of Stream Daily, realscreen's sister publication covering the dynamic global digital video industry. She also served a stint as a war reporter in Afghanistan for television and print, and was a national business blogger with Yahoo Canada.