HGTV


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 […]

Lifetime UK calls out Property Brothers

Lifetime in the UK has acquired North American home renovation show Property Brothers from distributor Cineflix Rights. The show follows identical twin brother Drew and Jonathan Scott as they identify homes with untapped potential that are then overhauled. Cineflix Productions created the show in association with HGTV from US cable and W Network in Canada. […]

D360 to Tackle Reno in Cannes

Distribution360 will launch Si Entertainment’s property makeover series Tackle My Reno at MIPCOM. The show goes out on HGTV in Canada and features pro-football player turned handyman Sebastian Clovis. D360 is the distribution arm of Canadian producer Marblemedia. Alongside Tackle My Reno, it will launch a raft of lifestyle titles at MIPCOM. It has a […]

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 […]

News brief: US cable channel order Pioneer shows

US cable networks HGTV, The Weather Channel and Science Channel have ordered new shows from the UK’s Pioneer Productions. Extreme Homes is a 26x60mins series for HGTV, Strangest Weather on Earth is a 12x30mins show for Weather and How the Universe Works will an 8x60mins show for Science. “These commissions span what Pioneer is best […]

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. […]

OWN buys Kate and Wills Royal Baby doc

OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network has acquired one-off doc William, Kate and the Royal Baby, as one of a number of deals distributor Zodiak Rights has secured. With Kate Middleton set to give birth to a child this summer, OWN has taken the show, which comes from CB Productions and was produced for France 3. In […]

Beyond cuts US programming deals

Beyond Distribution has sealed a programming deal with Scripps Networks Interactive for content on two of its channels and a separate deal with another US cable network. SNI’s Travel Channel has picked up culinary series BBQ Crawl, the RTR Media-produced series that follows a world champion BBQ competitor as she eats her way through the […]