Discovery Channel


North America, The United Kingdom

Looking For

  • Discovery Channel looks for shows that transport its viewers to the most epic corners of the globe, with high stake stories that inspire, enlighten and feature everyday heroes with the skill, will and passion to transform their world.

    The network also programs for a multi-platform audience, and will accept submissions for midform and short-form projects.


  • United Kingdom
  • United States


  • Men aged 25-54, though the network considers itself a general interest network.


  • Constructed Reality
  • Docureality
  • Docusoap
  • Environmental/Natural History 
  • History/Biography 
  • Reality Competitions
  • Science/Technology 
  • Talent/Studio-Based Competitions
  • Travel & Exploration 

Genres (Other)

  • Discovery Channel’s core genres are: Epic Job (Deadliest Catch), Subculture (Moonshiners), Mystery/investigation (Expedition Unknown), Survival (Naked and Afraid) and Motor (Street Outlaws). The network is expanding into Competition (Dodgeball Thunderdome) and Social Experiment (Undercover Billionaire).

How to pitch

  • Discovery Channel’s development team accepts pitches at any phase of development, from a logline to a fully developed presentation tape. Their content filters are:
    * Relatable, aspirational and unique characters
    * Authentic and compelling stories
    * High stakes adventure with takeaway
    * Bold, provocative and trailblazing content


  • Amy Introcaso-Davis – EVP, Development & Production
    Laura Crowson – Sr. Director of Development
    Bert Klasey – Sr. Director of Development
    Nicole Kaye – Sr. Manager, Development
    Emily Baustien – Development Manager
    Yagna Madala – Development Coordinator


  • Producers can pitch any member of the network’s development team in Los Angeles, New York or London.

    Unsolicited pitches for Discovery Channel should be submitted through the Discovery Inc. Producer’s Portal at Once submitted, the team will review and circle back if there’s interest.

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