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Scripps names Dickie as SVP, Channels for UK, EMEA

Scripps Networks Interactive has tapped Discovery executive Kevin Dickie for the newly created role of senior VP of Channels for the UK and Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
September 8, 2015

Scripps Networks Interactive has tapped Kevin Dickie as senior VP of Channels for the UK and Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA).

In the newly created role, he will oversee content and brand strategy for the company’s channel portfolio in the regions, which includes Food Network, Travel Channel and Fine Living. He will report to Phillip Luff, MD of UK and EMEA.

The veteran Discovery Channel exec joined Scripps earlier this year in a consultancy role to evaluate the region’s programming and brand strategies. His responsibilities now encompass production, development, programming, scheduling strategy, marketing, creative services and communication. He will also sit on the leadership team and identify strategic opportunities beyond television.

Dickie spent 15 years in Discovery Communications’ Singapore office where he most recently served as senior VP of Content Group for Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific. He launched TLC and Discovery Kids in the region and held additional marketing and communications leadership roles. Prior to that, he was the director of Shadwick International’s corporate practice in Singapore.

In the UK and EMEA, Scripps Networks distributes Food Network, Travel Channel and Fine Living in more than 120 countries and territories.

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Andrew Tracy joined Realscreen as associate editor in 2021, following 17 years as managing editor of the award-winning international film magazine Cinema Scope. From 2010 to 2020 he also held the position of senior editor at the Toronto International Film Festival, where he oversaw the flagship publication for the organization’s year-round Cinematheque programming and edited its first original monograph in a decade, Steve Gravestock’s A History of Icelandic Film. He was a scriptwriter and consultant on the first season of the Vice TV series The Vice Guide to Film, and his writing and reporting have been featured in such outlets as Cinema Scope, Reverse Shot, Sight & Sound, Cineaste, Film Comment, MUBI Notebook, POV, and Montage.

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