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Nathalie Cook returns to TSN as VP

Cook, who rejoins the Bell Media fold after spending three years as president at Cimoroni & Company, will oversee production and digital strategy at the sports network.


Bell Media realigns Discovery Networks under Mike Cosentino

The retirement of Discovery GM and VP Ken MacDonald sees a host of structural and executive changes for the suite of factual channels.

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Ken MacDonald to retire from Discovery

After a 15-year career at the factual net, MacDonald will be stepping down as GM and VP of Discovery Networks later this year.

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Discovery finds winning formula with science specials

The Bell Media channel will premiere its second one-hour special on the Rosetta spacecraft mission on Friday. (Discovery Networks GM and VP Ken MacDonald pictured.)


Discovery Canada introduces the ‘mini-season’

Although it’s saving its original premieres for winter, the channel is creating a new “season” for acquisition programming over the holidays. (Redwood Kings pictured)

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Everest jump to simulcast live on Discovery

The latest worldwide megastunt event for the specialty channel will see mountain climber Joby Ogwyn glide from the summit to base camp in a wingsuit.


Discovery readies Canada’s Greatest Know-It-All for winter premiere

Programming VP Ken MacDonald talks to Playback Daily about developing the series’ original format and targeting Discovery’s smarty-pants audience.


Canadians take a bite out of Shark Week

Posting a huge increase in 25- to 54-year-old viewers, Discovery Channel Canada sees its best Shark Week ever.

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Discovery commissions three new Canadian shows

The channel’s VP of programming Ken MacDonald tells Playback Daily why the new shows caught Discovery’s attention.

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Discovery Canada roars with 3D dinos

Kicking off Discovery Canada’s Dino Week is what VP of programming Ken MacDonald is calling their “most ambitious project of the year.”