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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, […]

HGTV, DIY hire programming chiefs

Scripps Networks Internactive has added a pair of programming directors for its thematic HGTV and DIY Network cable channels in the US. Maggie Zeltner and Robert Wimbish both become directors of programming, managing series and specials for the networks. They will report to HGTV, DIY and Great American Country senior VP, original programming and production […]

Scripps confirms EMEA distribution hire

Scripps Networks International has confirmed the hire of Jo Lovell who joins its distribution team. 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 out of Scripps’ […]

Scripps profits slip in Travel Channel write-down

Channel operator Scripps Networks Interactive saw profits drop year-on-year in Q4 after writing down the value of the company’s Travel Channel International business by US$24.7 million. Announcing results for the three and 12 months ending December 31, Scripps also said that in Q4 it also wrote-down the value of RealGravity – an online video platform […]

Lifestyle channels boost Scripps’ results

Channel operator Scripps Networks Interactive reported strong third quarter results, which chairman, president and CEO Kenneth W. Lowe (below) attributed to the popularity of its lifestyle networks. The firm, which owns channel brands including HGTV, DIY Network, Food Network, Cooking Channel and Travel Channel, reported consolidated revenues for the quarter of US$617 million – up […]

Scripps veteran to replace retiring Lansing

Scripps Networks Interactive’s operating division president John Lansing is retiring after nine years in the role, with company veteran Burton Jablin lined up to replace him. Jablin (left) is currently SNI’s president, home category, which houses channels such as HGTV. He will be replaced in that role by Kathleen Finch, who is currently senior VP […]

Scripps targets int’l growth as revenue jumps

Channel operator Scripps Networks Interactive is targeting more international growth following new launches in Europe, Latin America and Asia and a revenue hike. International operations saw an 80.7% year-on-year hike in operating revenue for the three months to June 30, 2013, its latest financial results revealed, up from US$10 million in 2012 to US$18 million. […]