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Scripps launching Food Network HD in May for EMEA

Scripps Networks International is following up the recent launches of Food Network and Fine Living Network in EMEA with Food Network HD in May.
April 14, 2010

Scripps Networks International is following up the recent launches of Food Network and Fine Living Network in EMEA with Food Network HD in May. At a press dinner during MIPTV, Greg Moyer, president of Scripps Networks International, revealed the plans for near future of the global development arm of Scripps Networks Interactive, saying the Food Network HD charter affiliate will be the Orbit-Shiowtime Network (OSN). Moyer also said the reception to Food Network’s launch in the UK, having grown its audience in the first quarter by 33%, ‘gives us great optimism to expand the channel around the world.’ The dinner also served as an opportunity to introduce new faces to the international press: Nick Thorogood, who signed of with Scripps as managing director for Food Network, EMEA after stints with ITV, UKTV and most recently the BBC Commercial Agency; and Jon Helmrich, president of International Broadcast Communications, who is working directly with Moyer to consult the company on its global distribution strategy.

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