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Scripps ups Asia boss to head international lifestyle

Derek Chang

Derek Chang

Derek Chang has been upped at Scripps Networks Interactive and will take the newly created role of head of international lifestyle channels.

He will oversee the company’s international operations with EMEM and Lat-Am chiefs Phillip Luff and Eduardo Hauser reporting to him.

Chang is currently the managing director of SNI’s business in Asia Pac, and for his new role will relocate to London in July. He maintains control of the Asian business.

As head of international lifestyle, he will report to Jim Samples, president, International, who said. “Since joining Scripps Networks nearly three years ago, Derek has demonstrated a steady track record of building value for the company.

“We are confident that he is well suited to unlock untapped potential in the international marketplace,” said Samples.

“Derek’s appointment to head up the regional teams headquartered in London, Singapore, and Miami reflects our commitment to building out our lifestyle channel portfolio across the globe,” said Samples.

SNI’s channel brands include HGTV, DIY Network, Food Network, Cooking Channel, Travel Channel and Great American Country.

Prior to Scripps Chang was at DirecTV as president of content strategy and development, overseeing all acquisitions and programming operations at the US pay TV operation.