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Discovery hires Nat Geo exec for docs

Discovery Channel in the US has named a National Geographic executive to work across its documentaries and specials.

Igal Svet

Igal Svet has been named VP of production and development for docs and specials at the US cabler, with a remit to oversee strategy and event programming.

He will relocate from New York to LA and also oversee the acquisition of docs from producers around the world.

Svet, who reports to Howard Swartz, Discovery’s senior VP of production and development, was most recently senior director of development at National Geographic Channel.

While there, he worked on shows including One Strange Rock and Earth Live and developed original programming. Before that he was development chief at US prodco 2C Media and also had spells at BBC Studios (fka BBC Worldwide).


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