Scripps Networks International

UKTV touts viewing share

UKTV has issued half-year viewing and market share results, claiming it is outperforming the wider UK TV market and noting a 50% uptick in on-demand viewing. UKTV, which is a joint venture between BBC Worldwide and Scripps Networks International, said it is now the fastest-growing channel operator in the UK. Its share of commercial impacts, […]

A+E Networks UK names Scripps exec as operations VP

A+E Networks UK has appointed former Scripps Networks International executive, Matthew Westrup, to the new role of vice president, operations. Westrup will take up his new role in March and will oversee broadcast operations, media management, facilities and IT infrastructure for all A+E Networks’ channels across the UK, Ireland, Central and Eastern Europe, Scandinavia, Benelux, […]

Scripps ups international CFO to new post

Scripps Networks Interactive as promoted international chief financial officer Simone Nardi to a new post. He will now be managing director, finance and operations for Scripps Networks International, the worldwide arm of the US cable channels group. Based out of New York, he will continue to report to SNI’s international president, Jim Samples. Nardi joined […]

Scripps makes two European hires

Scripps Networks UK and EMEA has recruited former Disney and Sony exec Ross Hair to run its affiliate sales and ad sales across its UK and Europe operations. Hair becomes senior VP, commercial, for Scripps Networks UK & EMEA, working across the Food Network, Travel Channel and Fine Living pay TV channels. SNI has also […]

Cost of Scripps’ TVN deal could reach US$2bn, say analysts

Financial analysts have said the cost of Scripps Networks International’s deal for TVN could rise to US$2 billion (€1.89 billion) if it moves for the outstanding shares in the Polish broadcast group. Having bought 52.7% of TVN, SNI is required by Polish law to move for an additional 13% of its stock, and has the […]

Local feed of Travel Channel launches in Macedonia

Scripps Networks UK & EMEA has launched a local language version of the Travel Channel on Makedonski Telekom in Macedonia. “Following the success of Food Network and Fine Living in the region, we are confident that offering Travel Channel in local language will cement our leading lifestyle channels as household brands,” said Jon Sichel, managing […]

UPC DTH adds Scripps Networks channels

Liberty Global-owned central and eastern European satellite TV provider UPC DTH is adding Scripps Networks International’s Fine Living and Food Network channels to its line-up. Food Network will be available on channel 92 to Plus Pak customers for UPC Direct/freeSAT customers in the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary and Mozaic customers for Focus Sat in […]

Scripps confirms EMEA distribution hire

Scripps Networks International has confirmed the hire of Jo Lovell who joins its distribution team. DTVE’s sister title TBI first reported Lovell had joined Scripps from A+E at the end of last year. Scripps said this morning that Lovell has taken the position of director of international programme licensing and distribution, EMEA. She will work […]

Food Network streaming app goes live in the UK

Scripps Networks International TV channel Food Network UK has launched a streaming app for iOS and Android devices.  Food Network UK developed the app in partnership with multiplatform live streaming provider Simplestream. The Food Network app lets viewers access programmes such as Barefoot Contessa, Restaurant Stakeout and Mystery Diners live and on-demand across a range […]

Travel Channel HD extends Polish reach

Polish cable operator Multimedia Polska has added Scripps Networks International UK & EMEA’s Travel Channel HD to its programming line-up. The channel is now available on Multimedia Polska’s Startbox digital basic package, providing a range of programming including new series of Hotel Impossible, Mysteries at the Museum, Baggage Battles, Treasure King and House Hunters International. […]

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