EVP, Programming and Development
National Geographic Channels International
As Executive Vice President & Head of International Content for National Geographic Channels International (NGCI), Mykura oversees all editorial development and production for NGCI, working closely with local programming teams to spearhead NGCI's portfolio of networks: NGC, NGC HD, Nat Geo Wild, Nat Geo Wild HD and Nat Geo Adventure. In this role, he is responsible for developing and supplying new programming including series and specials, acquisitions, co-productions and commissions.
In addition to his EVP role, Mykura serves as London Head of Global Development, responsible for bringing projects from UK-based production houses to National Geographic Channel's global commissioning team in Washington, D.C. Mykura has more than 20 years of experience in the television industry, and will play a key role in expanding National Geographic Channel's development presence in the UK to form additional partnerships with the production community globally. He is based in National Geographic Channels' London office.
Prior to joining NGCI, Mykura was most recently Head of Documentaries at Channel 4, one of the U.K's most popular terrestrial channels, and Head of the digital channel More4. His expertise guided More4 up five spots in the UK digital channel rankings, propelling the channel solidly into the top 10. In his ten years at Channel 4, Mykura led the major reinvention of non-scripted television in Britain and created highly-rated new formats including One Born Every Minute, 24 Hours in A+E and Fighting on the Frontline. Under his tenure, he also commissioned award-winning drama documentary singles and series, including Trafalgar Battle Surgeon, Nuremberg: Goering's Last Stand, 9/11 The Falling Man and The Hindenburg.
Prior to Channel 4, Mykura was the Executive Producer at Blakeway Productions and spent ten years at the BBC as producer and director of factual programming.
National Geographic Channels International (NGCI) inspires viewers through its smart, innovative programming that questions what we know, how we view the world and what drives us forward. A business enterprise owned by National Geographic Ventures and FOX Entertainment Group, NGCI contributes to the National Geographic Society's commitment to exploration, conservation and education through its six channels: National Geographic Channel, National Geographic Channel HD, Nat Geo Wild, Nat Geo Wild HD, Nat Geo Adventure and Nat Geo Music.
Globally, National Geographic Channel (including NGC U.S., which is a joint venture of NGV and Fox Cable Networks Group) is available in 435 million homes in 173 countries and 37 languages.
Speaking at: Global Production: The Pros and Cons; 30 MINS WITH Hamish Mykura, National Geographic Channel International