WFTV Meet the Commissioner: Discovery

Have you got a fantastic idea for a ground breaking programme or series? Would you like to find out the best way to get your TV proposal commissioned?  Then join us for the  latest Meet the Commissioner event, when WFTV Chair, Liz Tucker will be in conversation with Discovery’s Victoria Noble, VP Original Content, Factual Discovery and Charlotte Reid, Head of Commissioning, Lifestyle & Entertainment about what makes great television and what you need to do to get that elusive commission.

SPEAKERS

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Vice President, Original Content, Factual Discovery 

Victoria Noble

Victoria Noble commissions content for Quest, Discovery Channel and discovery+ which launches this November. Victoria has been instrumental in broadening the reach of Discovery’s brands with the introduction of female faces in traditionally male environments in shows like Goblin Works Garage, a show that goes beyond a focus on cars. She’s also been influential in building a number of successful long-running returning series including Wheeler Dealers, Aussie Gold Hunters, and Salvage Hunters which is currently in its 13th series.

Noble’s recent credits include Richard Hammond’s BIG, Ed Stafford: Man Woman Child Wild, Idris Elba: Fighter and Salvage Hunters: Design Classics.

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Head of Commissioning, Lifestyle & Entertainment

Charlotte Reid

Charlotte Reid is Head of Commissioning for the Lifestyle & Entertainment channels at Discovery UK. Devising strategy, commissioning content and overseeing the factual entertainment and lifestyle programming for platforms including discovery+, Really, Quest Red, Food Network, HGTV, TLC and ID.

Recent commissions include crime title Faking It, medical series The Bad Skin Clinic and reality series The Nolans Go Cruising for Quest Red, Tom Kerridge Barbeques for Food Network, My Mortgage Free Home with Amanda Lamb and Renovate Don’t Relocate with home expert Sarah Beeny for HGTV. All ratings winners for their channels and slots.

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