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[07/07/11 - 09:29 AM]
Denise Contis Named Senior Vice President Production & Development for Discovery Channel
Contis will be charged with executing programming strategies and coordinating with independent producers and external production companies.

[via press release from Discovery]

Denise Contis Named Senior Vice President Production & Development for Discovery Channel

(Silver Spring, MD.) - Discovery Channel announced today that Denise Contis has been named Senior Vice President of Production & Development for Discovery Channel. She will be based in Discovery's Los Angeles office and report to Nancy Daniels, Discovery Channel Executive Vice President of Production and Development.

As SVP Production & Development, Contis will be charged with executing programming strategies and coordinating with independent producers and external production companies. She will also be closely working within the network with a variety of internal team including production management, legal and business affairs, finance, international networks, communications, online, advertising and promotion.

"Denise is one of the hardest working, most tenacious, collaborative and creative people I've worked with. I am thrilled to have her on board at Discovery Channel to help steer us to continued buzz and success," said Nancy Daniels, Discovery Channel Executive Vice President of Production and Development.

Contis previously served as Vice President of Production at TLC and was responsible for such hits as SARAH PALIN'S ALASKA and the wildly successful franchise series SAY YES TO THE DRESS and POLICE WOMEN. Prior to joining TLC, Denise oversaw a variety of productions and special projects with ABC Studios and CBS and held positions at Lifetime, NBC and Buena Vista. Contis also operated her own independent production company, TUK Media.

About Discovery Channel

Discovery Channel is dedicated to creating the highest quality non-fiction content that informs and entertains its consumers about the world in all its wonder, diversity and amazement. The network, which is distributed to 100.4 million U.S. homes, can be seen in over 180 countries, offering a signature mix of compelling, high-end production values and vivid cinematography across genres including science and technology, exploration, adventure, history and in-depth, behind-the-scenes glimpses at the people, places and organizations that shape and share our world. For more information, please visit www.discovery.com

About Discovery Communications

Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISAD, DISBD, DISCK) is the world's number one nonfiction media company, reaching more than 1.5 billion cumulative subscribers in over 170 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, Planet Green, Investigation Discovery 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.





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· POLICE WOMEN (OWN)
· SARAH PALIN'S ALASKA (TLC)
· SAY YES TO THE DRESS (TLC)











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