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Gareth Williams named Scripps Networks Int’l VP of commissioning

Scripps Networks International has tapped BBC Worldwide exec Gareth Williams (pictured) to be its VP of commissioning for the UK and EMEA regions.
February 26, 2014

Scripps Networks International has tapped BBC Worldwide exec Gareth Williams (pictured) to be its VP of commissioning for the UK and EMEA regions.

He joins Scripps Networks International in April, and will report to Nick Thorogood, the company’s senior VP of content and marketing for the UK and EMEA.

In the role, he will oversee commissioning for channel brands, including Food Network, Travel Channel and Fine Living across the regions, and replaces Sue Walton.

Williams is currently the VP of branded services for BBC Worldwide Latin America and U.S. Hispanic, where he manages the existing channels and developed new channel brands in the region.

Prior to that he was the VP of content and production for Latin America at BBC Worldwide, channel head of UKTV Food, and held senior production roles at the BBC and ITV.

“Gareth brings insight and understanding across editorial and commissioning,” said Thorogood in a statement. “His international experience, lifestyle expertise and his extensive knowledge of production communities across the globe will be invaluable as we continue to develop our portfolio of channels.”

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