A top executive at Discovery Channel has left the cable network. Writing on Deadline.com, Nellie Andreeva reports that TV veteran Andrew Jackson exited his post after two years as executive VP of production and development for Landmark Series and Specials.
"Jackson, a 30-year TV veteran with extensive background on factual documentary filmmaking, reported directly to Discovery, Science and Velocity Networks group President Eileen O’Neill while remaining based in his native UK," Andreeva reports. "At Discovery, Jackson oversaw projects such as 'North America,' 'Monster Squid — The Giant is Real,' 'Africa,' 'Curiosity,' 'Winged Planet' and the highly rated 2013 'Shark Week.'"
Jackson is reportedly talking with media firms both in the U.S. and in Europe.
"Prior to joining Discovery in 2012, Jackson served as head of [the] Natural History Unit at the BBC from 2009-2012, overseeing more than 40 series and specials, including 'Frozen Planet,' 'Lost Land of the Tiger,' 'Ocean Giants,' 'How Life Works,' 'Live ‘N’ Deadly,' 'Andy’s Wild Adventures,' 'Survival,' 'Monsoon' and the 'Hidden Kingdom' franchise," Andreeva adds.