Fine Living


Scripps lines up free Food in Italy

Scripps Networks Interactive is launching Food Network as a free-to-air channel in Italy. The channel will launch on May 8 as the first dedicated multi-platform food entertainment channel in the country. To accompany the on-air offering, Food Network will launch a localised website featuring tested recipe collections, tips and food hacks. In addition to a […]

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 makes pair of EMEA hires

Scripps has recruited former Disney and Sony exec Ross Hair to run its affiliate sales and ad sales across its UK and Europe operations. Hair (left) becomes senior VP, commercial, for Scripps Networks UK & EMEA, working across the Food Network, Travel Channel and Fine Living pay TV channels. Scripps has also brought in Filippo […]

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’ […]

Fairbairn exits as Scripps takes channels in-house

Kathy Fairbairn, the director of programming for Food Network and Fine Living and the former JimJam boss, has exited AMC Networks after the channels’ owner, Scripps Network Interactive, took its operation back in-house. The Scripps channels had been operated by Chello Zone, the channel operator that was part of Chellomedia, which was acquired by AMC […]

Scripps agrees European deal with Liberty Global

Scripps Networks UK and EMEA has agreed a multi-territory distribution deal with Liberty Global for Food Network, Travel Channel and Fine Living. The multi-year deal will see the renewal of existing Scripps Networks channels across Liberty Global’s territories, and will provide the option for Liberty Global to add Food Network and Fine Living in a […]

News brief: RTL Netherlands takes Keasha’s Fashion Tips

RTL Netherlands has acquired lifestyle reality series Keasha’s Fashion Tips. The show is fronted by Keasha Rigsby (Say Yes to the Dress) and follows life at her newly-opened bridal boutique. Peace Point Rights sells the series. In the Netherlands, RTL will air the show on its RTL Lounge channel. Keasha’s Perfect Dress was originally produced […]

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 […]