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 […]

Viacom relaunches MTV in Russia

The MTV channel has relaunched in Russia. Viacom International Media Networks announced it would be launching fully-owned MTV Russia earlier this year and it has now rolled out in the territory in the basic tier packages of Rostelecom, NTV Plus and Megafon, reaching 2.3 million homes at launch. It is being programmed with MTV’s global […]

Russian net scores exclusive MTV content deal

Female-skewed Russian net U Channel has scored an exclusive deal with Viacom International Media Networks for 100 hours of MTV programming – a deal described as the first of its kind. The two-year deal is VIMN’s first ever syndication deal for MTV content. It will see shows such as comedy drama Underemployed, reality series 16 […]

MTV to relaunch in Russia as Profmedia exits

Viacom International Media Networks today takes full control of MTV Russia for the first time in the channel’s 15-year history and is planning a major relaunch of the net. VIMN plans to relaunch a “new look” MTV on October 1 in HD, with a programming slate includingJersey Shore, The Hills and the Beavis and Butthead […]