Speaker Edwina Follows

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Edwina Follows

Executive Producer

Discovery Networks, Bell Media

As General Manager of the six Discovery Networks in Canada (Discovery, Animal Planet, Velocity, Science Channel, Investigation Discovery and Discovery GO), Edwina Follows is responsible for all day-to-day operations, including programming and independent production as well as business and strategic planning.  

In her various roles throughout her career at Discovery Networks, Edwina has been responsible for creating, developing and commissioning successful independent programming such as FRONTIER, HIGHWAY THRU HELL, HEAVY RESCUE: 401, CANADA’S WORST DRIVER, JADE FEVER, and the MIGHTY SHIPS franchise.  

Working closely with international stakeholders including Netflix, Discovery U.S, Discovery Networks International, Smithsonian Networks, AETN, and National Geographic, Ms. Follows has developed an international reputation as a whip smart executive, strategically sound and creatively on point.  With more than 30 years’ experience in the Canadian television industry Edwina Follows is a force in the industry.


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