Sunday, June 3, 2018

Tim Pastore out as president for original programming at National Geographic, Geoff Daniels to take over until a replacement can be found.

Tim Pastore is out at National Geographic (DStv 181 / StarSat 220 / Cell C black 261) where he was president of original programming and production for the past 4 years. His last day was Friday 1 June.

Geoff Daniels, executive vice president and general manager of Nat Geo WILD will be overseeing unscripted content for both National Geographic and Nat Geo WILD (DStv 182 / StarSat 221 / Cell C black 262) until a permanent replacement can be found.

"It goes without saying that Tim was an instrumental part of our transformation, and I will be forever grateful to Tim and his team for dedicating themselves to our new programming vision," said Courteney Monroe, National Geographic Global Networks CEO in a memo to National Geographic Partners staff.

She alluded to Disney's possible takeover of 21st Century Fox, that includes Fox Networks Group and National Geographic's set of channels.

"I know change is hard, especially at a time when we face uncertainty as a company, but rest assured that Geoff and I both have a clear vision for what we need to do and we are excited, as we enter a new fiscal year, to continue along our transformational path."

Tim Pastore in a memo to staffers said "I wanted to write to you personally to let you know that after four incredible years as president of programming for National Geographic Channels, I have decided that it's time to pursue new opportunities".