Markus Tellenbach

Scripps int’l chief to take on TVN presidency

Scripps Networks Interactive has named Jim Samples as president of its Polish subsidiary TVN, with Scripps chairman and president Kenneth Lowe taking the role of chairman of the Warsaw-based media group. Samples has headed up TVN on an interim basis since the departure of Markus Tellenbach in July last year. He will now serve as […]

Tellenbach out at TVN, Samples takes charge

Media veteran Markus Tellenbach is leaving his post as president and CEO of Polish media group TVN, with Scripps’ international chief Jim Samples filling the role until a permanent replacement is found. SNI said Tellenbach is stepping down without citing any reason for his departure, which comes 12 months after Scripps completed its takeover of […]

TVN launches OTT originals

Polish media giant TVN is launching a raft of original programming for its streaming service. The slate of OTT originals includes a local version of Viacom-distributed hit format Lip Sync Battle. The original US version (pictured) runs on the Spike cable channel. There are also two online unscripted series and spin-offs of shows from […]

TVN ups Anting

Polish broadcaster TVN Group has appointed company executive Christian Anting to the management board, with overall responsibility for digital and e-commerce. Anting first joined TVN Group in 2010 and has been chief strategy officer and managing director of digital and e-commerce since last year. The appointment means TVN’s digital activities are now represented at board […]

Scripps clinches €584m TVN deal

Scripps Networks Interactive has closed its acquisition of a majority stake in Polish commercial broadcaster TVN from ITI and Canal+ Group. Scripps has acquired a 52.7% stake in the broadcaster for €584 million (US$647.3 million). The US-based pay TV company has acquired the stake by taking 100% control of N-Vision, a company that, directly or […]

Scripps to launch 100% takeover bid for TVN

Scripps Networks Interactive has confirmed plans to buy 100% of Polish broadcaster TVN, after it completes its previously announced purchase of a majority stake in the firm. Scripps’ chairman and president, Kenneth Lowe (pictured), said the firn intends to make a public tender offer to buy the rest of TVN “to fully realise the strategic […]