Derek Chang


Scripps expands lifestyle unit as Nat Geo exec joins

Scripps Lifestyle Studios (SLS), the new digital division of Scripps Networks Interactive, is expanding efforts internationally with a focus on digital marketing, global content production and diverse talent development. Simultaneously, National Geographic’s Lynn Sadofsky has joined the New york office at SLS parent Scripps Networks Interactive as a vice president of programming and development for […]

Scripps names Asia boss

Scripps Networks Interactive has named Leena Singarajah as its Asia chief. She joined channels operator SNI in 2014 as head of distribution and ad sales, Asia Pacific, and becomes Singapore-based managing director for the company in the region. Singarajah fills the role vacated by Derek Chang, who was upped to head of international lifestyle channels at […]

Scripps ups Asia boss to head int’l 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 EMEA and Latin American chiefs Phillip Luff and Eduardo Hauser reporting to him. Chang is currently the managing director of SNI’s business in Asia Pacific, […]

Franchise building

The current batch of home renovation formats mirror the pared-down approach to home ownership in the post-recession. Jesse Whittock looks at how the genre continues building. Fitting a new kitchen, re-turfing the garden or completely renovating a home are stresses every home-owner identifies with. The reward when the job’s done is unique, and perhaps that’s […]

New Asian launch for Scripps’ HGTV

Scripps Networks Interactive’s home improvement-themed cable net HGTV has secured two new carriage deals in the Philippines. The pay TV channel will launch on the SKYcable and Cignal Digital TV pay TV platforms in the country. The channel has been gaining ground in the region, having recently rolled out on StarHub in Singapore, Fetch TV […]

Liberty and Starz complete split

John Malone’s Liberty Media and US cable network Starz have completed their planned split.   Liberty had previously announced its intention to spin off Starz. The process was finalised last Friday and the two are now separately traded public companies and will be trading as such on the US Nasdaq exchange from the start of […]