Markus Tellenbach

Tellenbach exits TVN, Scripps’ Samples takes charge

Media veteran Markus Tellenbach is leaving his post as president and CEO of Polish media group TVN, with Scripps’ international chief Jim Samples filling the role until a permanent replacement is found. SNI said Tellenbach is stepping down without citing any reason for his departure, which comes 12 months after Scripps completed its takeover of […]

Scripps to launch 100% takeover bid for TVN

Scripps Networks Interactive has confirmed plans to buy 100% of Polish broadcaster TVN, after it completes its previously announced purchase of a majority stake in the firm. Scripps’ chairman and president, Kenneth Lowe, said it intends to make a public tender offer to buy the rest of the company “to fully realise the strategic and […]

TVN boosted by ad growth

Polish commercial broadcaster reported an uptick in revenue in the fourth quarter, which it attributed to a strong 5.4% increase in advertising revenue.  For the quarter, TVN said that consolidated revenue improved by 4.6% to PLN481 million, while full year consolidated revenue was up 3.6% to PLN 1.59 billion. Adjusted EBITDA in the fourth quarter […]