Xbox Entertainment Studios president Nancy Tellem (pictured) and exec VP Jordan Levin have both departed parent company Microsoft, as part of a final round of layoffs at the tech firm.
U.S. prodco NorthSouth Productions has recruited Lee Jacobs (pictured, right) and Zach Perkins (left) for the positions of VP of development and senior director of development respectively, as it launches an unscripted comedy division.
Former Fox Television Studios exec Jill Schwartz (pictured) has been named senior VP of development at U.S. prodco High Noon Entertainment, where she will oversee original docuseries and formats.
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.
Tim Hincks is to serve as president of the newly merged joint venture, reporting to Sophie Turner Laing.
Janet Han Vissering, Nat Geo Wild’s senior VP of development and production, talks to realscreen about changes at the channel and plans for the future.
TLC has confirmed the cancellation of its reality series Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, amid a controversy over the relationship between a convicted sex offender and the mother of the show’s child star.