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Discovery ‘still has bullets’ for deals post-Scripps

Discovery Communications is “not out of bullets” to use for company acquisitions despite its US$14.6 billion takeover of US compatriot Scripps Networks Interactive, its chief exec has said. The Scripps deal will create one of the largest media companies in the US, and includes US$2.7 billion worth of new debt for Discovery. However, this will […]

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 expands HGTV to South Korea

Scripps Networks Interactive is further expanding its global home and lifestyle channel HGTV with a new launch in South Korea. HGTV will be immediately available in the region, on TV channel KT olleh, as what’s being billed as the first-ever regional channel dedicated exclusively to the home and lifestyle category in Korea. Over the past […]

HGTV set for European debut in Poland

Scripps Networks Interactive is due to roll out its home and garden-focused cable network, HGTV, to Poland in January 2017, marking the channel’s European debut. The network, which broadcasts a variety of how-to shows geared towards home improvement and gardening, will be available via Scripps-owned Polish operator TVN. The Polish version of the channel will […]

Scripps poaches A+E distribution exec

Scripps Networks Interactive has poached A+E Networks UK’s Kasia Jablonska to become VP, affiliate sales in EMEA. Jablonska (pictured) has been with A+E for three years, but will now report into SNI’s senior VP, commercial, UK and EMEA Ross Hair in her new London-based role. She will be responsible for managing distribution of Scripps’ lifestyle […]

Scripps gears up for European HGTV launches

Scripps has identified a “substantial opportunity” for HGTV in Europe, and said that the global rollout of the channel is a “key priority”. Speaking on the company’s second quarter earnings call, Scripps CEO Kenneth Lowe said that the company would make more announcements about Home and Garden Television in Europe in “the coming months”. This […]

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 opens digital lifestyle studio

Scripps Networks Interactive has created a digital production studio focusing on lifestyle content for multiple platforms. Scripps Lifestyle Studios will work with marketing teams from Scripps cable channels HGTV, Food Network and Travel Channel to create video, live digital events and written editorial. Vikki Neil will lead the division, which will have physical bases in […]

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’ […]