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Viacom out of running for Scripps

Viacom’s plan to buy US cable channels group Scripps Networks Interactive appears to be over. Separate US reports claim that concerns over a planned all-cash acquisition spooked Wall Street and led to Viacom deciding against a deal for the Travel Channel owner. This effectively leaves Discovery Communications as the only suitor for Scripps, which is […]

ProSieben, Scripps agree huge lifestyle deal

ProSiebenSat.1 and Scripps Networks Interactive have agreed a 1,200-hour programming deal that will see a raft of SNI shows go out on the German broadcaster’s channels. The deal covers factual, factual entertainment and lifestyle programming from SNI, which will air on branded blocks on the Sixx, ProSieben Maxx and Kabel Eins Doku nets in Germany. […]

Travel Channel hires ex-Discovery exec

US cable network Travel Channel has hired former Discovery Communications exec Anna Geddes as its director of programming. She will in part replace Anna Garwood, who left her post as director of production and talent relations to join BSTV in January. Geddes is best known as a showrunner for TLC shows such as Say Yes […]

Scripps poaches A+E distribution exec

Scripps Networks Interactive has poached A+E Networks UK’s Kasia Jablonska to become VP, affiliate sales in EMEA. Jablonska (pictured) has been with A+E for three years, but will now report into SNI’s senior VP, commercial, UK and EMEA Ross Hair in her new London-based role. She will be responsible for managing distribution of Scripps’ lifestyle […]

Lifestyle launches Scripps in Isreal

Scripps is launching three lifestyle channels on Cellcom’s pay TV offering in Israel. Scripps Networks Interactive’s Food Network, Travel Channel, and Fine Living will all roll out on the Israeli IPTV service. They bow on Cellcom on September 1, and will be locally reversioned with Hebrew subtitles. SNI has been greenlighting more talent-led shows, and […]

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 opens digital lifestyle studio

Scripps Networks Interactive has created a digital production studio focusing on lifestyle content for multiple platforms. Scripps Lifestyle Studios will work with marketing teams from Scripps cable channels HGTV, Food Network and Travel Channel to create video, live digital events and written editorial. Vikki Neil will lead the division, which will have physical bases in […]

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 […]

Seven, Scripps, Shaw join Windfall series

Australia’s Seven Network, Scripps Networks UK & EMEA and Food Network in Canada are all attached to a new 13x30mins lifestyle series from British indie Windfall Films. Big Kitchens will look at the logistics, cuisine and characters at some of the world’s biggest and most extreme restaurants, including an Emirate Airlines kitchen with more than […]

Travel Channel brings Slow TV to US

Cable channel Travel Channel plans to combat the frenetic madness of Black Friday by bringing tranquil Norwegian format Slow TV to US screens. Slow Road Live will debut on Scripps Network Interactive-owned Travel Channel on November 27 at 9am, as the shops open, and then follow a live 12-hour caravan road trip. LMNO Cable Group […]