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Facebook unscripted head Toby Faulkner joins Discovery+

Facebook’s head of unscripted Toby Faulkner has joined Discovery+ as senior vice president of content. Faulkner (pictured) will focus on partnering with all the network teams on Discovery+ Originals. He joins Discovery+ content ...
April 7, 2021

Facebook’s head of unscripted Toby Faulkner has joined Discovery+ as senior vice president of content.

Faulkner (pictured) will focus on partnering with all the network teams on Discovery+ Originals. He joins Discovery+ content leadership on Lisa Holme‘s team: Igal Svet for documentaries, Tom Lofthouse for multi-platform content, and Tatiana Olsak for acquisitions and international/co-productions.

Faulkner joins the streamer April 28 and will be based in Los Angeles, reporting to Holme, group SVP of content and commercial strategy at Discovery

In his role leading unscripted originals at Facebook, Faulkner launched Red Table Talk, 9 Months with Courteney Cox and Peace of Mind with Taraji, as well as Post Malone’s Celebrity Pong League, Here For It with Avani Gregg and Cardi Tries _____.

The non-fiction executive previously worked as a reporter at the BBC and producer at ITV, as well as a showrunner and cable executive at A+E Networks, where he co-developed the hit Tiny House Nation franchise.

“We’re thrilled to bring Toby to Discovery+, as his unique skillset will greatly help us scale Discovery+ into the worldwide streaming destination for unscripted content. His work as a reporter, producer, network executive, and leader at a global streaming video platform provides the ideal mix of skills and expertise for this new role,” Holme said in a statement.

Faulkner added: “I’m thrilled to be joining the visionary Lisa Holme to lead the Discovery+ content team. I look forward to collaborating with the existing network teams on the impressive slate of original series for the Discovery+ subscriber base. Discovery and its associated brands are the gold standard for sticky content and with the subscription service already off to a stellar start, I can’t wait to dig in.”

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