Realscreen Summit preview: Scripps Networks International’s Greg Moyer

This week, leading up to the Realscreen Summit which starts February 1 in Washington, DC, look for profiles on of some of the top speakers appearing this year. Today, we take a closer look at Scripps Networks International's new president, Greg Moyer.
January 26, 2009

Greg Moyer started at Scripps earlier this month when the company added a new role: president of Scripps Networks International. ‘Greg has a lengthy and impressive track record of launching and growing successful international media businesses,’ said Scripps Networks president John Lansing at the announcement of Moyer’s hiring. ‘We are confident that under his leadership, Scripps Networks will take advantage of tremendous, untapped promise on the international front.’

Moyer joined the company from his previous post at Rainbow Media Holdings where he was the general manager of VOOM HD Networks. In late December 2008 Cablevision System Corp, for which Rainbow Media is the programming arm, announced it was closing VOOM in its U.S. markets.

Before joining Rainbow Media, Moyer was president, chief editorial and creative officer at Discovery Communications Inc. There, he was a major player in developing deals with international broadcasters and producers, including a programming partnership with BBC Worldwide, placing the Discovery brand on Chinese Central Television and exploring the launch of Discovery Channels in Asia.

At the Realscreen Summit Moyer will be giving his two cents as to what producers and broadcasters can expect to see in the future of the entertainment industry on the ‘What’s Next’ panel, February 4. His fellow panelists will be Douglas Craig, SVP programming and digital media for Discovery Communications, LLC; Laura Lee, strategic partner development manager at YouTube; Danny Passman, global head of programming and strategy for Joost and Ellen Windemuth, CEO, founder and owner of Off the Fence. The panel will be moderated by Vincent Kralyevich, EVP & CCO of KPI.

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