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DISCOVERY’S DAN KORN HEADS TO STV PRODUCTIONS

STV Productions has today announced the appointment of Dan Korn as a new creative director, reporting to Alan Clements, director of content. In this role, Dan will have a particular focus on specialist factual and returnable programming.

Dan joins STV Productions from Discovery Networks International where he has fulfilled a number of leading creative and project roles over the past decade, most recently as head of special projects. He was previously Discovery’s head of programming for UK and Western Europe.

Speaking about his new role Korn said: “I’m very excited to be embarking on this new challenge which will give me the opportunity to develop and produce different factual strands of STV Productions’ work. I loved working for Discovery but the time has come for a new challenge and I’m looking forward to the next chapter of my career.”

Talking about the latest addition to the STV team, Alan Clements said: “Dan is known throughout the industry for his creativity and he joins STV with an impressive production portfolio. I’m looking forward to welcoming him to STV and to the company benefitting from his extensive and varied experience.”

Dan Korn will be based at STV Productions’ office in London and will take up his new role in August.

About Dan Korn
Dan Korn played a key role in a number of projects at Discovery including the channel launches of Quest and Investigation Discovery in the UK. For several years he was closely involved with the creative success of Discovery Channel UK.

As Head of Programming for UK and Western Europe, he initiated a number of Discovery's leading programming franchises including Salvage Hunters, The James Cracknell Unstoppable Trilogy, Walking The Amazon with Ed Stafford, HMS Ark Royal and Bear Grylls: Born Survivor.

Latterly, he oversaw projects including Tony Robinson's World War I series for Discovery UK and Sky 3D, together with a trilogy of VE-Day documentaries, including Churchill and Me with Hugh Dennis and Tony Robinson's Victory in Europe.

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About STV Productions

STV Productions is one of the UK’s leading content businesses, with ambitious plans for growth and expansion in the UK and overseas.

The company has a record of success across a range of genres including drama, factual and entertainment, producing a wide range of programmes for a variety of networks, including entertainment shows Catchphrase and Let me Entertain You for ITV and Safeword and Fake Reaction for ITV2. Further commissions include ratings success Antiques Road Trip, including a celebrity version, for BBC One and Two, and quiz shows The Link for BBC One andThe Lie for STV, TV3 in Ireland and S4C in Wales. STV Productions’ factual commissions include documentaries Tutankhamun: The Truth Uncovered and Swallowed by the Sea - Ancient Egypt's Greatest Lost City for BBC One and Two. In 2013, STV Productions was awarded Best Single Documentary by BAFTA Scotland for Fire in the Night, a feature documentary for BBC Scotland to mark the 25th anniversary of the Piper Alpha disaster. STV Productions also produced The Lockerbie Bombing for ITV to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Pan Am disaster.

The company recently produced the documentary The 7/7 Bombing: Survivors’ Stories for ITV which is to be broadcast next week to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the London bombings on 7th July.

STV Productions has a strategic international partnership, incorporating co-investment, co-development and worldwide distribution with Red Arrow Entertainment Group. Munich based Red Arrow International is STV Productions’ worldwide distributor for completed programmes and formats, outside the UK.

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