Scripps Network Interactive

AMC Networks invests in US$75m FuboTV funding round

US sports and TV streaming service FuboTV has secured US$75 million (€60 million) in new funding from companies including AMC Networks and previous investor Sky. Other investors include 21st Century Fox, Luminari Capital, NorthZone and Discovery-owned Scripps Networks Interactive. The streaming outfit plans to use the money to hire more engineers as well as to […]

Report: Philo SVOD service to offer channels from US cable giants

Channels from US cable TV giants like Discovery, AMC Networks and Viacom are set to become available on a new entertainment-focused SVOD service called Philo. This is according to the Wall Street Journal, which that claims a soft-launch for the new US streaming service will roll out in the coming weeks. Philo will reportedly be […]

Report: Viacom no longer in running as Scripps turns to Discovery

Viacom is no longer in the running to acquire Scripps Networks Interactive, paving the way for a likely bid by Discovery, according to a report by the Wall Street Journal. According to the Journal, citing unnamed sources, Scripps has decided to negotiate exclusively with Discovery after reviewing the rival bids. The paper reported that heavily […]

UPC Poland first up with TVN catch-up service

Liberty Global-owned cable operator UPC Poland is to be the first Polish service provider to make Scripps Networks Interactive-owned broadcaster TVN’s Replay TV service available to its subscribers. TVN Replay TV will enable viewers to watch selected broadcast TV programmes for up to seven days after their linear airing.  The catch-up service will be available […]

Scripps ups Asia boss to head international lifestyle

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 […]

Scripps fills newly created EMEA marcoms role

Scripps Networks Interactive has appointed former Microsoft, Nokia and NBCU director, Maya Bhose, as vice-president of marketing and communications, UK and EMEA. In the newly created post, Bhose will be responsible for all aspects of marketing and communications for the three lifestyle brands that Scripps Networks distributes in the UK, Europe, the Middle East and […]

UKTV reaches highest ever audience share in 2013

Multichannel broadcaster UKTV achieved record ratings in 2013, reaching its highest-ever total audience share, according to BARB data.  The firm achieved an average audience share of 4.67% across the year, up 5% compared to 2012. Viewing numbers for Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day broke previous ratings records, with viewing also up […]