Scripps Networks


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 […]

Scripps extends reach of Food Network in Montenegro

Scripps Networks UK & EMEA has launched its Food Network channel with Deutsche Telekom-owned Montenigrin telco Crnogorski Telekom. The channel ill be available with Croatian subtitles as part of the digital basic package. The schedule will include new commissions such as Follow Donal…to Vietnam, Jenny and Reza’s Fabulous Food Academy, Ching’s Asian Adventure and Siba’s […]

Scripps to transition to MPEG-4 HD on Cyfrowy Polsat

Scripps Networks UK & EMEA is to make its channels on the Cyfrowy Polsat platform in Poland available in HD only and is switching to the MPEG-4 compression format. Polsat Food Network HD and Travel Channel HD will replace the current SD versions of the channel on the Cyfrowy Polsat platform from October 1. The […]

UPC Poland adds Polsat Food Network HD

Liberty Global-owned channel provider UPC Poland is to add Polsat Food Network HD to its channel line-up. The channel, which will be made available to UPC subscribers with the operator’s Max package from June 29, will be the 60th HD channel offered on the UPC platform. The carriage deal follows the launch of the HD […]

Nick Thorogood to leave Scripps

Nick Thorogood will leave Scripps Networks International next month, having joined the lifestyle channel operator in 2010. News of his departure comes as former EMEA boss Jon Sichel prepares to returns to the US to take a new role with ex-Discovery exec Phillip Luff about to take over the running of SNI’s EMEA operations. Scripps […]

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 […]

Food Network and Fine Living launch on Estonia’s Elion TV

Channel provider Scripps Networks UK and EMEA has launched its Food Network and Fine Living networks through Estonian telco service provider Elion.  Food Network and Fine Living will each launch on Elion’s TV service on January 1, giving Elion the full Scripps Networks International channel portfolio. Food Network SD and Fine Living will join Travel […]

Scripps appoints Discovery veteran as European programming boss

Scripps Networks UK and EMEA has appointed long-time Discovery Networks International executive, Katharina Feistauer, as its vice president of programming. Feistauer will take up her role in December and will be responsible for programme planning and strategy, as well as leading content sourcing and acquisitions. She will report to Scripps Networks UK and EMEA’s senior […]

Scripps agrees European distribution deal with Liberty Global

Scripps Networks UK and EMEA has agreed a multi-territory distribution deal with Liberty Global for Food Network, Travel Channel and Fine Living. The multi-year deal will see the renewal of existing Scripps Networks channels across Liberty Global’s territories, and will provide the option for Liberty Global to add Food Network and Fine Living in a […]

Scripps creates new distribution arm

Channel operator Scripps Networks International has created a new distribution division, which will make its market debut at MIPCOM with a 1,200 hour slate. Scripp’s veteran Hud Woodle will run the new unit as vice president, international program licensing and distribution. Based in New York, he will report to company CFO Simone Nardi. “As Scripps […]