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Sarah Davies joins Discovery Family Channel

The Discovery Networks International exec (pictured) is moving over to the newly rebranded Discovery Family Channel as VP of production and development.
October 16, 2014

Discovery Networks International (DNI) exec Sarah Davies (pictured) is joining the team at the newly rebranded Discovery Family Channel.

Most recently the VP of production and factual development for DNI, she will contribute to strategic planning, network direction and channel management as VP of production and development.

On October 13, Discovery Communications rebranded The Hub, its joint venture network with toymaker Hasbro, as Discovery Family Channel after increasing its ownership stake in the network to 60%. Its programming is now a mix of Hasbro Studios-produced kids fare and original natural history, adventure, animal-oriented and science series and specials.

Davies is based in the company’s Silver Springs, MD headquarters and reports to general manager Tom Cosgrove.

During her time with DNI she has overseen a global programming portfolio that covered 220 countries in Western Europe, the Nordics, the Middle East, Africa, Latin America, Asia-Pacific and Central and Eastern Europe. Her credits include How We Invented the WorldThe Unexplained Files, Breaking MagicTethered and Bear Grylls: Escape from Hell.

Prior to joining Discovey in 2011, Davies led factual development at BBC Wales and headed up history development for the British pubcaster’s joint programming venture with Discovery.

About The Author
Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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