CANNES – The traditional role of a documentary or news show host – the “presenter” in the parlance of British television – is over, says Liz Warner, founder of  Betty productions, the highly successful producer of reality TV which was purchased by the Discovery Networks two years ago.

Warner is a former commissioner of programming for both Channel 4 and the BBC.  In this video interview, she talks about the creative process of program creation and the rise in digital consumption by younger viewers. She describes the medium of her production house as “factual entertainment.”

We spoke to her in the Discovery Networks area at the MIPTV conference.