or


[09/05/13 - 08:36 AM]
Discovery Channel Appoints Denise Contis Executive Vice President, Production and Development - West Coast
Contis most recently served as Senior Vice President, Production and Development, Discovery Channel, overseeing all execution for the channel's programming.

[via press release from Discovery]

DISCOVERY CHANNEL APPOINTS DENISE CONTIS EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, PRODUCTION AND DEVELOPMENT - WEST COAST

(Los Angeles, CA) - Eileen O'Neill, Group President, Discovery & TLC, announced today that Denise Contis has accepted the position of Executive Vice President, Production and Development, Discovery Channel - West Coast. Based in Los Angeles, Contis will report to O'Neill. Her position, which becomes effective September 9th, was previously held by Nancy Daniels, who was recently promoted to General Manager of TLC.

"Denise is a perfect fit for this position," said O'Neill. "Having worked on both Discovery and TLC, she's a television executive who gets what both men and women of all ages want to see. Her track record of bringing quality programming to the Discovery family speaks for itself. I've worked with Denise for over six years now and I'm thrilled to grow this relationship and keep it going strong."

Contis most recently served as Senior Vice President, Production and Development, Discovery Channel, overseeing all execution for the channel's programming. While in this role, Contis oversaw SKYWIRE LIVE WITH NIK WALLENDA, which was the #1 weekend program (June 22-23, 2013) in all key demos and total viewers in all of television and spearheaded Discovery's recent summer ratings hit NAKED AND AFRAID. Also during her tenure, she helped launch Discovery staples including FAST N' LOUD, ALASKA: THE LAST FRONTIER, YUKON MEN and has nurtured the hugely popular DEADLIEST CATCH.

Contis joined Discovery Communications in 2008 as Vice President, Production and Development -West Coast, TLC. While at TLC, she served as Executive Producer on TLC's SARAH PALIN'S ALASKA and oversaw the refresh of the TLC staple SAY YES TO THE DRESS franchise, as well as LA INK and POLICE WOMEN.

Prior to Discovery Communications, Contis served as Senior Vice President, Programming at A. Smith and Company, whose clients included FOX, ABC, CBS and FX. Contis also launched her own agency TUK Media, where she worked with NBC, CBS, A&E, E! and TruTV. Prior to launching TUK, she worked as an executive consultant for Lifetime.

Contis lives in LA with her husband and her son. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Loyola Marymount University, and has been nominated for three Emmys.





  [september 2013]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S


· SHOWATCH
(series past and present)
· DEVWATCH
(series in development)
· MOVIEWATCH
(tv movies and mini-series)





[08/28/16 - 08:26 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: NFL Preseason Wins Again for CBS
The Eye takes home top honors among total viewers and adults 18-49.

[08/28/16 - 08:23 AM]
"Aquarius" Matches Its Season High in 18-49; Highest Ever for a Saturday Telecast
NBC spins the numbers for Saturday, August 27.

[08/27/16 - 09:00 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS, NFL Preseason Snap NBC's Win Streak
The Eye wins the evening in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[08/26/16 - 05:43 PM]
AT&T and HBO Reach Historic Multi-Platform Programming Agreement
The agreement renews HBO's existing contract with the AT&T DirecTV and U-verse services, and will also make all HBO and Cinemax content available on DirecTV NOW.

[08/26/16 - 03:00 PM]
New FOX Series "Pitch" and the Los Angeles Dodgers to Host "Take Your Daughter to a Game" Day at Dodger Stadium on Sunday, September 4
After the game, fans will have the exclusive chance to watch the series premiere on the Dodgers' DiamondVision screen.

[08/26/16 - 02:11 PM]
Video: Watch the All-New Promo from the Explosive Season Three Premiere of "Empire!"
The drama returns in Season Three, as the battle continues for the Soul of Empire.

[08/26/16 - 01:59 PM]
Post-Olympic "Voice" Jumps 2.5 Million Viewers in Live + 3, Biggest Lift of the Week Across All Networks
NBC further spins the numbers for the week of August 15-21.

[08/26/16 - 11:10 AM]
Hallmark Channel's "Chesapeake Shores" Increases Viewership with Episode Two
The Hallmark Channel spins the numbers for the week of August 15-21.

[08/26/16 - 10:06 AM]
Passion Becomes a Practice for Future Veterinarians as Animal Planet Premieres "Life at Vet U"
The six-part series premieres Saturday, October 1 at 10:00/9:00c.

[08/26/16 - 10:00 AM]
E!'s "Fashion Police" Returns to Cover the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards Monday, August 29th at 8:00PM ET/PT
Co-hosts Melissa Rivers, Giuliana Rancic and Brad Goreski, along with 2016 special co-hosts NeNe Leakes and Margaret Cho, will break down the hottest and most outrageous ensembles from the awards show and after parties.

[08/26/16 - 09:19 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Demos with NFL Preseason
The Peacock continues its win streak among adults 18-49.

[08/26/16 - 09:00 AM]
Production Begins and New Casting Announced on Freeform's New Comedy Pilot "Alone Together" from the Team at The Lonely Island
Esther Povitsky, Benji Aflalo and Eben Russell serve as writers and executive producers on the pilot.

[08/26/16 - 08:19 AM]
Video: Hip Hop Rules Thursday Nights This October on WE tv
Get your first look at the new season of "Growing Up Hip Hop" plus the new series "Money Power Respect."

[08/26/16 - 06:01 AM]
Netflix Releases Key Art for "Chef's Table: France"
The four special episodes are dedicated to four of the world's most renowned French chefs and will all premiere globally on September 2.

[08/26/16 - 03:16 AM]
ITV Commissions Second Series of "Marcella" Starring Anna Friel
Set in contemporary London and boldly told with Hans Rosenfeldt's unflinchingly clear Nordic style, the new season has been commissioned for transmission on ITV in 2017.