Scripps boosted by TVN performance

Scripps Networks Interactive’s first quarter revenue has been boosted by the performance of Polish broadcast subsidiary TVN and by a strong showing from domestic US advertising. Scripps’ operating revenues grew by 24.1% to reach US$816.9 million (€716 million) in the first quarter, with segment operating profit rising by 31.7% to reach US$338.4 million. The inclusion […]

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 […]

BBCWW poaches Scripps channel boss

The US division of BBC Worldwide has hired Sergei Kuharsky as strategy and business development chief, poaching him from Scripps where he was running Food Network. The move reunites Kuharsky with Worldwide’s US president Ann Sarnoff, with the pair having previously worked together at Nickelodeon. At Worldwide Kuharsky will be based in New York and […]

Scripps results driven by US, international gains

Scripps Networks Interactive reported strong fourth quarter results, driven by advertiser demand for Scripps’ brands in the US and by its takeover of Polish broadcaster TVN. Scripps’ Q4 operating revenue for its International Networks division was US$163.0 million, an increase of US$135.7 million compared with Q4 2014, while profit was US$36.4 million, compared to a loss of US$8.0 million a year […]

Scripps Networks names UK and EMEA research chief

Pay TV channel provider Scripps Networks Interactive has named Ettie Etela as vice-president, research and insights, UK and EMEA. Etela will report to UK and EMEA managing director Phillip Luff and will will support the business’ overall strategy, working closely with channel, commercial and digital teams. Etela previously worked at Nielsen NRG International as Research […]

Scripps hires ex-Discovery Asia chief for UK

Scripps Networks Interactive has hired former Discovery Networks Asia Pacific boss Kevin Dickie as senior VP, channels for the UK and EMEA. Dickie exited his post as SVP of Discovery’s Asia Pacific content group last year in a restructure that also saw the exit of high-ranking communications executiveCharles Yap. He has been working with Scripps […]

Scripps Networks Interactive ups two senior execs

Scripps Networks Interactive has promoted two of its senior management team, following the announcement last week that Brooke Johnson is to retire as president of Scripps Networks Interactive’s lifestyle channels. Under the reorganisation, Scripps Networks president, Burton Jablin, becomes chief operating officer of Scripps Networks Interactive, overseeing sales, distribution, programming, digital and strategic planning for […]

Scripps veteran retires

Brooke Johnson is to retire from her post as president of Scripps Networks Interactive’s lifestyle channels, which include Food Network. She has been with the US-based cable group for 12 years, overseeing the launch of programme franchises such as Chopped, Cutthroat Kitchen and Food Network Star. Under her remit was the flagship Food Network channel, […]

Scripps completes acquisition of majority stake in TVN

Scripps Networks Interactive has closed its acquisition of a majority stake in Polish commercial broadcaster TVN from ITI and Canal+ Group. Scripps has acquired a 52.7% stake in the broadcaster for €584 million. The company has acquired the stake by taking 100% control of N-Vision, a company that, directly or indirectly, through Polish Television Holdings […]

UKTV says content investment driving results

UKTV has reported strong annual results, notching profit and revenue increases. The BBC Worldwide and Scripps-owned channel operator said its investment in content drove the positive numbers, with it also taking it highest ever share of the overall commercial TV audience, which came in at 9.1% across the bouquet of channels in 2014, compared with […]