Olga Paskina

Scripps hires Discovery’s Luff to run EMEA

Lifestyle channels operator Scripps Networks Interactive has brought in Discovery executive Phillip Luff to run its EMEA business. As managing director, Scripps Networks UK & EMEA, Luff will replace Jon Sichel, who is returning to the US to take a newly-created commercial role. Luff joins from Discovery where he was most recently running the channel […]

Profmedia names Khanumyan as new chief

Russian broadcaster and media company Profmedia has named former Sistema Mass Media president Vladimir Khanumyan as its new chief executive. Khanumyan replaces Olga Paskina, who is leaving the company. Gazprom Media agreed to acquire Profmedia – which operates TV channels TV3, Pyatnitsa and 2 x 2, and online service IVI.ru, and which  also formerly held […]