TLC and Discovery Chief Eileen O'Neill to Deliver Banff Festival Address

The networks' group president will discuss a fast-changing entertainment business at the Canadian Rockies industry retreat.

TORONTO – TLC and Discovery chief Eileen O'Neill is to discuss a fast-changing factual entertainment business at the upcoming Banff World Media Festival when she delivers a feature address.

O’Neill, recently promoted to group president of Discovery Channel, Science Channel and Velocity Networks, will share insights into turning channels like TLC into a top-10 cable network and developing popular hits like Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, Sarah Palin's Alaska, American Chopper, Hoarding: Buried Alive, Cake Boss and Say Yes to the Dress.

"Banff is one of the most important marketplaces for television production and development, and I look forward to collaborating and sharing with this great group of executives," O'Neill said in a statement on Wednesday.

Formerly group president for Discovery Channel, TLC and Discovery Fit & Health, O’Neill oversaw the three networks, from program development to marketing.

The 2014 Banff World Media Festival is set to run from June 8-11 in the Canadian Rockies.