Wings channel soars
On the NATPE convention floor there were encouraging signs that aviation-related programming was holding its own in the current, seemingly endless supply of reality-based programs. Billy Campbell, president and CEO of Discovery Networks USA, parent company of the Discovery Wings Channel, served as a panelist on a forum exploring the forecast of programming for this year.
After the forum Campbell spoke with AIN and shared his thoughts on the future of Discovery Wings. Responding to speculation about a regularly scheduled GA news program slated for broadcast on Wings, Campbell said he and Discovery Wings president David Karp “have talked about the program but it is not finalized yet.” Campbell added, “I don’t know that I can comment specifically on the show, but I do know that our full strategy on the consumer side is that we will be adding shows and I am allocating more resources for Wings programming.”