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Scripps Networks UK, EMEA partners with Liberty Global

Scripps Networks UK and EMEA have partnered with international cable operator Liberty Global for a multi-year, multi-territory distribution deal for Food Network, Travel Channel and Fine Living.
October 20, 2014

Scripps Networks UK and EMEA has partnered with international cable operator Liberty Global forĀ a multi-year, multi-territory distribution deal for Food Network, Travel Channel and Fine Living.

The agreement sees the renewal of existing Scripps networks across Liberty Global territories, and also allows the cable operator the option of adding Food Network and Fine Living to new markets.

Access to Food Network and Fine Living will kick off in 2015, while Liberty Global will begin delivering Travel Channel content across multiple platforms including cable, catch-up, SVOD and mobile, though a date for the roll-out has not yet been set.

Liberty Global operates in Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Switzerland and the UK, and also provides digital satellite services in five Central and Eastern European countries.

“We have had a long-standing partnership with Liberty Global and it’s very exciting to see the expansion of our channels on one of the most recognized and respected platform providers throughout Europe,” said Jon Sichel, MD of Scripps Networks UK and EMEA, in a statement.

Jeroen Bergman, MD of programming at Liberty Global, added: “As part of our aim to be the entertainment leader in our various territories, we continue to search for high-quality, unique and inspiring content and we are confident that Scripps’ lifestyle channels will be enjoyed by many of our subscribers.”

About The Author
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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