Edwina Follows named Discovery Network’s commissioning and production topper

Follows comes over to the joint venture between Bell Media and Discovery Communications from factual producer Exploration Production Inc.

Edwina Follows (pictured, left) has been named director of commissioning and production at Bell Media’s Discovery Networks, replacing Ann Harbron (pictured, right).

She comes over to the Bell Media division from serving as director of production at the factual content producer Exploration Production Inc., a subsidiary of Discovery Channel Canada.

Her new role is overseeing commissioning, development and production of indie programming for Discovery Channel, a joint venture between Bell Media and Discovery Communications, and sister networks Animal Planet, Discovery World HD, Investigation Discovery and Discovery Science.

Follows joined Discovery Channel in 2005 as a producer of two EPI series, Forensic Factor and On the Run, before taking up the EPI production exec post in 2008.