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Kent Takano takes branded entertainment role at DIY

DIY Network has created the role of executive producer of branded entertainment, filled by familiar face at Scripps Networks, Kent Takano. Reporting to Ross Babbit, VP of programming partnerships and special projects, Takano will work with the programming team on ad sales related partnerships and integration and will also create sponsor-integrated series and specials. Takano has held various roles at Scripps since 2001, as VP of original programming for FLN, director of programming at HGTV and director of Scripps Emerging Media.
August 4, 2010

DIY Network has created the role of executive producer of branded entertainment, filled by familiar face at Scripps Networks, Kent Takano. Reporting to Ross Babbit, VP of programming partnerships and special projects, Takano will work with the programming team on ad sales related partnerships and integration and will also create sponsor-integrated series and specials. Takano has held various roles at Scripps since 2001, as VP of original programming for FLN, director of programming at HGTV and director of Scripps Emerging Media.

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Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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