Michael Kot heads Saloon Media with a focus on factual entertainment for world markets. Saloon strives to produce smart, popular and returnable series.


Since starting up, Saloon has produced several series including: Tornado Hunters for CMT Canada; Miracles Decoded and Ultimate Auctions for HISTORY; the co-production Mummies Alive for HISTORY, Smithsonian, ZDF and UKTV; co-productions Handsome Devils and four seasons of See No Evil for Discovery ID; and the eight-part series Hunting Nazi Treasure for HISTORY, More4 UK, and AHC in the US.


Before founding Saloon Media, Michael Kot was Senior Vice-President Factual, Entertainment One Television (eOne), overseeing and executive producing original factual programming for the company’s television group.


Michael and his team created and produced many series and blue-chip one-offs for a broad range of broadcasters. Series include: Perfect Storms for HISTORY and UKTV, Brainwashed/Deadly Persuasions for HISTORY/Slice/Lifetime Canada and Discovery ID US, D-Day to Victory/Last War Heroes with Impossible Pictures for HISTORY and Channel 4, Party at Tiffany’s for OWN US, Builder Boss for HGTV Canada, and Sugar Stars for Food Canada. Blue-chip documentaries include 28 Heroes, Storming Juno, and The Great Escape: Secrets Revealed (with Wildfire Television) for HISTORY and Channel 4, as well as The Great Martian War (with Impossible Pictures) for HISTORY Canada and UK.


Prior to joining eOne, Michael was Vice-President Original Factual Content for Canwest channels including Global Television, HISTORY, Mystery, National Geographic Canada and IFC. He was also responsible for overseeing programming, acquisitions, and the general operations of BBC Canada.