Nick Thorogood

Scripps taps Sony exec for Fine Living Italy launch

Scripps Networks International has hired an AXN senior programming manager to become channel director of its latest launch in Italy. The global wing of US-based Scripps Networks Interactive is launching its thematic Fine Living network on Italian digital terrestrial television in the first quarter of this year. Andrea Paoletti, currently senior programming manager at Sony […]

Food Network orders first EMEA Chopped remake

Food Network has commissioned a version of its culinary competition format Chopped in South Africa – the first time the Scripps-owned channels has produced it outside North America. Chopped South Africa will follow the same format as the popular US original, which runs on Food Networks around the world. This will see four local chefs […]

News brief: Scripps buys Peace Point lifestyle shows

Scripps Networks International has acquired a trio of lifestyle shows from Canada’s Peace Point Rights. These are the 65x30mins Fresh with Anna Olson, 20x30mins Bake with Anna Olson and 14x30mins Keasha’s Perfect Dress. Nick Thorogood, senior VP, content and marketing, Scripps UK & EMEA, said: “Anna Olson has become one of our most popular chefs […]

Scripps revamps Travel Channel

Scripps Networks Interactive has revamped its international TravelChannel with a new logo, identity and changes to its scheduling and programming. The rollout applies from today to the Travel Channel in territories outside the US – where it airs in countries in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia-Pacific. A US relaunch reflecting the new brand […]