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UKTV CEO claims originals strategy success

The CEO of British multichannel broadcaster UKTV, Darren Childs, has claimed investment in original programming is driving big gains in both on-demand and linear viewing. The BBC Worldwide- and Scripps Networks Interactive-owned company noted that eight out of its top ten performing shows in 2017 were originals. Childs singled out entertainment format Taskmaster, which plays […]

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 Networks Interactive ups two senior execs

Scripps Networks Interactive has promoted two of its senior management team, following the announcement last week that Brooke Johnson is to retire as president of Scripps Networks Interactive’s lifestyle channels. Under the reorganisation, Scripps Networks president Burton Jablin (pictured) becomes chief operating officer of Scripps Networks Interactive, overseeing sales, distribution, programming, digital and strategic planning […]

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 […]

Lifestyle channels boost Scripps’ results

Channel operator Scripps Networks Interactive reported strong third quarter results, which chairman, president and CEO Kenneth W. Lowe (below) attributed to the popularity of its lifestyle networks. The firm, which owns channel brands including HGTV, DIY Network, Food Network, Cooking Channel and Travel Channel, reported consolidated revenues for the quarter of US$617 million – up […]

UKTV buys Weather that Changed the World

UK digital channel operator UKTV has acquired Weather that Changed the World for its factual net Yesterday. The nine-part half-hour series is made by UK indie producer Pioneer and distributed by Passion. It uses extreme weather footage, reconstructions and expert testimony to reveal how the history of the world has been defined by the elements. […]

Lovefilm signs Scripps Networks Interactive lifestyle deal

Amazon-owned video-on-demand service Lovefilm has signed a deal with Scripps Networks Interactive to offer UK viewers food and lifestyle TV content from Food Network and Travel Channel. The deal marks Lovefilm Instant’s first move into the lifestyle and cooking genres, and includes shows such as Man Vs. Food Nation, Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern, Restaurant: […]

Food Network to launch in Greece

Scripps Networks Interactive has rolled out Food Network in Greece for the first time, with the network available on the Hellas Online IPTV network. Jon Sichel, managing director of Scripps EMEA said: “This deal is another key milestone in Scripps’ strategy to expand the European footprint of our unique lifestyle channels.” Scripps Networks Interactive’s Travel […]

UKTV to launch new DTT channel

UK channels group UKTV has secured a deal for a fourth channel spot on the country’s DTT network. The BBC Worldwide and Scripps Network Interactive-owned broadcaster will fill the slot on channel 25 with catch-up channel Dave Ja Vu for a limited time from January 2013 until UKTV firms up permanent plans for it. UKTV […]