Travel Channel


Scripps targets int’l growth as revenue jumps

Channel operator Scripps Networks Interactive is targeting more international growth following new launches in Europe, Latin America and Asia and a revenue hike. International operations saw an 80.7% year-on-year hike in operating revenue for the three months to June 30, 2013, its latest financial results revealed, up from US$10 million in 2012 to US$18 million. […]

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: […]

Pat Younge resigns from BBC Production post

BBC Productions’ chief creative officer Pat Younge has resigned from his position, citing the new commissioning and production structure at BBC Television as the cause of his departure. Younge said that while he “fully” supported the BBC’s new ‘genre-based’ process and could “already see an improved creative relationship between commissioning and production,” the changes had […]

Scripps’ Food Network and Travel Channel launch on Virgin Media

Scripps Networks Interactive has secured carriage for its Food Network and Travel Channel services on Virgin Media’s network. The rebranded Travel Channel will bring content including Jonathan Phang’s Caribbean Cookbook, Bizarre Foods America with Andrew Zimmern, International House Hunters, Hotel Impossible, Dangerous Grounds and World’s Greatest Motorcycle Rides to Virgin Media viewers. The addition of […]

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 […]

Scripps revamps Travel Channel

Scripps Networks Interactive has revamped its international TravelChannel with a new logo, identity and changes to its scheduling and programming. The rollout applies from today to the Travel Channel in territories outside the US – where it airs in countries in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia-Pacific. A US relaunch reflecting the new brand […]

Matthew Baxter resurfaces at Liverpool TV

Former MGM channels exec Matthew Baxter has been hired to run Liverpool Football Club’s TV service. As Chief Media Officer Baxter will have overall responsibility for the club’s channel and digital operations. At MGM he was senior VP, worldwide distribution at the company’s channels division. Prior to that he has worked at Warner Bros., Disney […]

Travel Channel feeds its unscripted beast

US cable network Travel Channel has commissioned three new unscripted series including series from indie producers Sharp Entertainment and Magilla Productions. The Scripps Network-owned broadcaster is launching Edge of America, Feed The Beast and The Kevin Michael Connolly Project (WT). All three series are 6x30mins. Edge of America, produced by Bayou Billionaires producer Magilla Productions, […]