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[03/25/11 - 09:00 AM]
Discovery Communications Signs Top Producer Daniel Soiseth to Overall Deal
"Daniel is a celebrated producer whose talent will strengthen Discovery's ability to develop premium content across Discovery's portfolio of networks," said Lee Bartlett."

[via press release from Discovery]

Discovery Communications Signs Top Producer Daniel Soiseth to Overall Deal

-- Leading creative talent produced AMERICA's NEXT TOP MODEL and HELL'S KITCHEN --

(Los Angeles, Ca.) Discovery Studios today announced a long-term, overall deal with Daniel Soiseth, producer of hit reality titles AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL and HELL'S KITCHEN. As the largest single supplier of content for Discovery's networks, Discovery Studios is committed to attracting industry visionaries and creating a ground-breaking operation for the production of world class television.

"Discovery Studios continues to attract top creative talent who understand our brands and storytelling sensibilities. Daniel is a celebrated producer whose talent will strengthen Discovery's ability to develop premium content across Discovery's portfolio of networks," said Lee Bartlett, interim President, Discovery Studios.

"My first foray into the business was producing shows for the Discovery networks and I'm excited to be bringing my experience and original ideas to Discovery Studios. I look forward to producing new and meaningful content that pushes the boundaries of traditional television programming," said Soiseth.

Soiseth's projects include the top television shows AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL and HELL'S KITCHEN. His other work includes AMERICAN INVENTOR, BIG BROTHER and AMISH IN THE CITY.

About Discovery Communications

Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) is the world's number one nonfiction media company reaching nearly 1.5 billion cumulative subscribers in over 180 countries. Discovery empowers people to explore their world and satisfy their curiosity through 100-plus worldwide networks, led by Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Science Channel, Investigation Discovery, Planet Green and HD Theater, as well as leading consumer and educational products and services, and a diversified portfolio of digital media services including HowStuffWorks.com. For more information, please visit www.discoverycommunications.com.

About Discovery Studios

Discovery Studios is the full-service production studio within Discovery Communications that develops and produces innovative, high-quality original programming for the Discovery networks. With offices in Silver Spring, Los Angeles and New York, Discovery Studios is the largest domestic producer of content across Discovery networks. Discovery Studios offers unique access to the talent, reach and unrivaled expertise of Discovery. Discovery Studios is also home to the growing Branded Entertainment division and the robust Footage & Music Services division offering an outstanding multimedia library for use in productions around the world.





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· AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL (CW)
· HELL'S KITCHEN (FOX)





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