Phillip Luff


Welling exits Discovery for Scripps

Discovery Communications veteran Paul Welling has joined Scripps Networks Interactive to lead content efforts in the UK and EMEA. Welling has been with Discovery for nearly two decades, most recently as senior VP, international brand and franchise development for Discovery Networks International. He has also run channel portfolios in the UK, and Central and Eastern […]

Food Network serves up Ziggo deal

Scripps Networks’ Food Network and Fine Living channels are to be launched on Dutch cable operator Ziggo’s platform as part of the programmer’s pan-regional deal with Liberty Global. The channels offer content including top rating titles Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives and Chopped on Food Network, and Fixer Upper and House Hunters on Fine Living. Series […]

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, […]

Scripps to make big talent play in UK & EMEA

Scripps Networks UK & EMEA plans to work with more big-name talent as part of a strategy to build its British digital terrestrial share. In an exclusive interview with TBI in Cannes last week, Scripps UK & EMEA managing director Phillip Luff said the November 2015 commission of Paul Hollywood’s City Bakes for Food Network […]

Scripps to make big talent play in UK & EMEA

Scripps Networks UK & EMEA plans to work with more big-name talent as part of a strategy to build its British digital terrestrial share. In an exclusive interview with TBI in Cannes last week, Scripps UK & EMEA managing director Phillip Luff said the November 2015 commission of Paul Hollywood’s City Bakes for Food Network […]

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 […]

Scripps hires ex-Discovery Asia chief for UK

Scripps Networks Interactive has hired former Discovery Networks Asia Pacific boss Kevin Dickie as senior VP, channels for the UK and EMEA. Dickie (pictured) exited his post as SVP of Discovery’s Asia Pacific content group last year in a restructure that also saw the exit of high-ranking communications executive Charles Yap. He has been working […]

Scripps makes pair of EMEA hires

Scripps has recruited former Disney and Sony exec Ross Hair to run its affiliate sales and ad sales across its UK and Europe operations. Hair (left) becomes senior VP, commercial, for Scripps Networks UK & EMEA, working across the Food Network, Travel Channel and Fine Living pay TV channels. Scripps has also brought in Filippo […]

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 […]