National Geographic Channels International’s (NGCI) Chief Executive Officer Hernan Lopez has announced the creation of a programme commissions and content hub in the UK.
Following the appointment in March of Hamish Mykura as Executive Vice President & Head of International Content, NGCI will be recruiting a commissioning team reporting to Mykura based in the London office.
The London office will now be the main hub for the commissioning of series and single shows, which are for broadcast primarily on National Geographic Channel (NGC) outside of the US.
Mykura’s programming vision includes a balance of compelling topics with a combination of epic specials and strong series that leverage the strength and breadth of the brand as well as focusing on character-led series with a factual-entertainment sensibility.
“We are ambitious to make bigger series and more entertaining programmes and we want producers to bring their best ideas to National Geographic Channel as the first port of call,” said Mykura.