David Zaslav has given a keynote speech at Realscreen conference in Washington, DC. He’s had a steep learning curve since taking over 2 years ago and but is now clear on how he thinks the Discovery family of channels should develop:
Discovery – have moved away from tattoos, cars and bikes and is concentrating on “unique well-done stories with emotion”
Science Channel – Zaslav wants Science to be the go-to channel for science, as History Channel is for history.
Animal Planet – is moving away from G-rated programming towards more nature ‘red in tooth and claw’, to reflect the reality of nature.
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