Filippo Ubaldini

Bike channel rides onto Freesat

Cycling channel Bike has launched on Freesat in the UK, marking its free TV launch in the territory. The specialist digital channel rolled out on the free-to-air satellite service today and will be channel 251 in the free-to-air satellite service’s EPG. Bike was founded by former Scripps exec Filippo Ubaldini, who is CEO of the […]

Bike channel launches UK reality format Coach

Cycling channel Bike is launching a UK version of its Coach format. The reality series has already played on the Italian bike channel and the UK version will launch in September. The format sees former pros train up two enthusiastic amateurs, selected from open auditions, and the winner receive sponsorship from the Bike Channel. The […]

Scripps makes pair of EMEA hires

Scripps has recruited former Disney and Sony exec Ross Hair to run its affiliate sales and ad sales across its UK and Europe operations. Hair (left) becomes senior VP, commercial, for Scripps Networks UK & EMEA, working across the Food Network, Travel Channel and Fine Living pay TV channels. Scripps has also brought in Filippo […]