NYTVF: History to Return as Development Partner in 2014 (Exclusive)

The cable network participated in this year's Unscripted Development Pipeline for the first time.

Two days after the New York TV Festival wrapped, the annual television event has already secured its first development partner for 2014.

History Channel, which was a participant in this year's Unscripted Development Pipeline, will be returning as a partner next year. The cable network awarded New York's Rick Dobbis a development deal for his project Fire Bombers.

"On the heals of our best festival to date, we're thrilled to launch our first 2014 development initiative with History," said NYTVF founder and executive director Terence Gray. "A+E Networks and its executives have been longtime supporters as development partners and members of our advisory board, and we look forward to working closely with them as we head toward our 10th festival."

Added Dirk Hoogstra, executive vp and general manager, History: "A+E Networks have a long-standing corporate commitment to support the independent television community and give new producers opportunities to break through, and History is delighted to once again join with NYTVF as a development partner for 2014."

The NYTVF, which included screenings, premieres and panels, took place in New York City from Oct. 21-26.

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