Nick Thorogood

Food Network EMEA preps Paul Hollywood series

Food Network’s channels in the UK and EMEA will next year get an original series fronted by The Great British Bake Off judge Paul Hollywood (pictured). Scripps Networks UK & EMEA has commissioned Paul Hollywood City Bakes, with a planned transmission date of April 2016 pencilled in. The Reef Television-produced show, which runs to ten […]

Nick Thorogood leaving Scripps

Nick Thorogood, Scripps Networks International’s senior VP, content and marketing in the EMEA region, will exit the company next month, having joined the lifestyle channel operator in 2010. News of his departure comes as former EMEA boss Jon Sichel prepares to returns to the US to take a new role with ex-Discovery exec Phillip Luff about […]

Scripps poaches Luff from Discovery to run EMEA

Lifestyle channels operator Scripps Networks Interactive has brought in Discovery executive Phillip Luff to run its EMEA business. As managing director, Scripps Networks UK & EMEA, Luff will replace Jon Sichel, who is returning to the US to take a newly-created commercial role. Luff (left) joins from Discovery where he was most recently running the […]

Scripps appoints Discovery veteran as Euro programming boss

Scripps Networks UK and EMEA has appointed long-time Discovery Networks International executive Katharina Feistauer as its vice president of programming. Feistauer will take up her role in December and will be responsible for programme planning and strategy, as well as leading content sourcing and acquisitions. She will report to Scripps Networks UK and EMEA’s senior […]

Big Eat is Scripps EMEA’s largest bet yet

Scripps Networks UK & EMEA has commissioned its largest original to date in the shape of contemporary kitchen series The Big Eat for Food Network. Scripps Network International’s London-based team has been ramping up its local commissioning strategy in recent years, and the 40x30mins Big Eat represents its biggest bet yet. Produced by Sweet TV, […]

Travel Channel takes Balkan bike ride

Scripps Networks International UK & EMEA has commissioned the latest instalment of its World’s Greatest Motorcycle Rides franchise. The new 5x60mins commission, World’s Greatest Motorcycle Rides – Balkans, will go out on Travel Channel in Q1 2015 across all UK and EMEA feeds. This will be the thirteenth time former war cameraman Henry Cole has […]

Buyers Briefing: Nick Thorogood, Scripps Networks International

Name: Nick Thorogood Title: Senior VP, content and marketing EMEA, Scripps Networks International Nick Thorogood commissions all Scripps Networks International’s food and lifestyle programming across its EMEA channels. Operating out of the US cable network operator’s London office he leads programming strategy and works with local talent to find internationally-transferrable shows. Thorogood was formerly with […]

Scripps developing Siba format, lines up new seasons

Scripps Networks International is further investing in emerging chefs Siba Mtongana and Reza Mahammad, revealing new shows and seasons for the pair. The UK-based international content unit of US lifestyle channels giant Scripps Networks Interactive is working up a new format for Mtongana, Siba in the Kitchen (WT), and has greenlit a second season of […]

First int’nl Scripps original set for US

Cooking Channel will become the first Scripps Networks Interactive cable channel in the US to broadcast a Scripps original from its international division. On April 5, Cooking Channel will air Siba’s Table, which was Scripps Networks International commission from South Africa that first went out in 2012. The cooking series was Scripps’ first original outside […]

Scripps hires BBC Worldwide exec for EMEA role

Scripps Networks International has hired BBC Worldwide content exec Gareth Williams as VP, commissioning for the UK and EMEA. He will take up the role in April following an eight-year spell at the BBC’s commercial arm and was most recently VP, branded services for Latin America and US Hispanic. Williams replaces Sue Walton, who is […]