Scripps Networks International

ProSiebenSat.1 could launch JV channels with Scripps

ProSiebenSat.1 could launch one or more new thematic channels in partnership with Scripps Networks Interactive, building on the big programming deal it struck with the US channel provider earlier this year. Under the deal struck between the pair in February, Scripps is supplying 1,200 hours of programming to the German broadcaster’s channels. Speaking to analysts […]

Nick UK poaches Scripps programming exec

Nickelodeon UK & Ireland has hired a Scripps Networks International VP of programming. As of July 3, Katharina Feistauer will be VP of programming at Nick UK, reporting to UK and Ireland general manager Alison Bakunowich. She was previously VP of programming for the UK and EMEA at Scripps. The news comes in the same […]

UKTV plots uptick in originals investment

UK-based channels group UKTV plans to increase investment in its original programming this year. Richard Watsham (pictured), UKTV’s director of commissioning, said in a statement issued to TBI: “Twenty-sixteen was a landmark year for UKTV’s original output. We worked with more production companies and produced shows across more genres than ever before, which resulted in […]

10 MIPTV takeaways: #5 where’s the party?

For those who have been going for decades it is easy to forget that Cannes is one of the world’s most glamorous conference destinations in the world (a title surely held by the APOS event in Bali), not least because of the reflected glory of the world-famous film festival. MIPTV takeaways: #1 no Rising Star, but Roots established MIPTV […]

UKTV launches Espresso space docs

UK multichannel operator UKTV has bought a trio of space-themed factual programmes from compatriot distributor Espresso Media International. The BBC Worldwide- and Scripps Networks International-owned UKTV has taken The Sky is Not the Limit: The Chris Hadfield Story, a 1x45mins doc; another commercial hour, Is Anybody Out There?; and 2x52mins NASA’s 10 Greatest Achievements. The […]

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 […]

Cost of Scripps’ TVN deal could hit US$2bn

Financial analysts have said the cost of Scripps Networks International’s deal for TVN could rise to US$2 billion if it moves for the outstanding shares in the Polish broadcast group. Having bought 52.7% of TVN, SNI is required by Polish law to move for an additional 13% of its stock, and has the option to […]

Scripps to ‘meet BBC Trust chair over UKTV’

Scripps Networks Interactive will meet directly with the chair of the BBC Trust in an effort to advance its efforts to take control of channels group UKTV, according to a report in the Guardian. US pay TV operator Scripps bought into UKTV in 2011, when it paid Virgin Media £339 million (US$500 million) for a […]

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 confirms EMEA distribution hire

Scripps Networks International has confirmed the hire of Jo Lovell who joins its distribution team. TBI first reported Lovell had joined Scripps from A+E at the end of last year. Scripps said this morning that Lovell has taken the position of director of international programme licensing and distribution, EMEA. She will work out of Scripps’ […]

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