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Scripps appoints VP, affiliate sales in EMEA

Scripps Networks Interactive has appointed former A+E Networks UK exec Kasia Jablonska (pictured) to oversee the distribution of its factual and lifestyle channels across the EMEA markets.
August 15, 2016

Scripps Networks Interactive has appointed former A+E Networks UK exec Kasia Jablonska (pictured) to the role of VP of affiliate sales for EMEA.

Jablonska will be charged with developing new business opportunities and managing the distribution of Scripps’ factual and lifestyle brands across the region, including Food Network, Travel Channel, Fine Living and HGTV. The latter channel is scheduled to launch across EMEA markets in November.

Based in London, Jablonska will report to Ross Hair, senior VP of commercial for the UK and EMEA.

Most recently, Jablonska served as director of distribution for A+E Networks UK working across the UK, CEE, Benelux, Africa and Middle East. There, she oversaw affiliate and new media sales, including the launch of Lifetime in Africa and H2 across CEE and the Middle East.

Prior to this, she held commercial and affiliate sales positions with NBCUniversal, Fox International Channels, National Geographic Partners and Poland’s Wizja TV.

“Kasia brings more than 15 years’ experience in international channel distribution, content sales and commercial strategy and will play an integral role in further establishing Scripps Networks as the leading provider of lifestyle media across EMEA,” said Hair in a statement.

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Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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