Scripps Networks International

Scripps appoints former Discovery exec Bellini

Scripps Networks Interactive has appointed former Discovery executive Barbara Bellini to head up the operational side of its programme distribution division. Bellini becomes vice-president of commercial affairs and operations, programme distribution, international, and will report to Scripps Networks International’s chief financial officer, Simone Nardi. The lifestyle and entertainment channel operator took its programme sales function […]

Travel Channel launches on Blizoo Macedonia

Scripps Networks’ Travel Channel has launched in Macedonia on Telekom Austria-owned cable network Blizoo Macedonia. The move means that Travel Channel will be available to all Blizoo Macedonia subscribers with a  basic digital TV package, joining existing Scripps channels Fine Living and Food Network HD. Travel Channel shows available to Macedonian viewers will include World’s […]

Food Network launches in Russia

Scripps Networks International has launched Food Network in Russia, expanding the channel’s existing footprint in EMEA and Asia.  The high-definition channel launched in partnership with European media services firm DMC, which already provides content, media handling and playout services for Food Network in EMEA. DMC will duplicate this for the Russian feed. “We are proud […]

Fine Living launches on Romtelecom

Scripps Networks International channel Fine Living has launched on Romanian TV platform Romtelecom.  Fine Living will be available as part of Romtelecom’s Maxim subscription package on both DTH and IPTV. At the same time, Scripps’ Travel Channel also extends its distribution on Romtelecom to include Maxim and Extra subscribers on both DTH and IPTV. “As […]

Scripps ‘offers BBCWW £500m for UKTV’

Scripps Networks International has reportedly offered the BBC as much as £500 million (US$849.2 million) to buy the latter’s commercial arm out of their joint venture channels operator, UKTV. A deal would give it full control of 10 channels such as Dave, Watch, Yesterday and Gold. UK newspaper The Guardian reports Scripps has made “multiple […]

Scripps lifestyle networks spread in Europe

A pair of Scripps Networks International channels have launched on a number of satellite platforms from Europe’s M7 Group. Food Network and Fine Living have debuted on M7’s Canal Digitaal in the Netherlands, TV Vlaanderen in Belgium and Skylink in Slovakia and Czech Republic. SNI’s Travel Channel is already available in HD on these platforms. […]

Scripps makes channels available on TVPlayer

Scripps Networks UK and EMEA has concluded a licensing deal with  Simplestream-owned UK free streaming app TVPlayer for channels Food Network and Travel Channel and their plus-one-hour variants. The addition of the channels take the TVPlayer offering to 40 channels. The latter plans to license more channels over the summer and claims to have more […]

Fine Living comes to the Balkans

Scripps Networks International has launched its Fine Living channel in the Balkans for the first time today via Telemach in Bosnia and Slovenia.  The lifestyle channel is now available on channel 124 on Telemach Bosnia and channel 46 on Telemach Slovenia, joining the Scripps-owned Travel Channel and Food Network, which already air in these countries. […]

Scripps appoints international content and strategy boss

Scripps Networks International has appointed Kevin Chorlins its US-based senior VP, international content and brand strategy. Chorlins has been upped from VP, marketing and communications at channel operator Scripps’ international division. Prior to joining Scripps’ international division, Chorlins was VP, marketing for Scripps’ DIY Network. In the newly created role at Scripps, he will head […]

Scripps taps Sony exec for Fine Living Italy

Scripps Networks International has hired an AXN senior programming manager to become channel director of its latest launch in Italy. The global wing of US-based Scripps Networks Interactive is launching its thematic Fine Living network on Italian digital terrestrial television in the first quarter of this year. Andrea Paoletti, currently senior programming manager at Sony […]