LONDON (15 August 2016) – Scripps Networks Interactive today announced the appointment of industry veteran Kasia Jablonska to the role of Vice President, Affiliate Sales, EMEA. Based in London, Jablonska reports to Ross Hair, Senior Vice President, Commercial, UK & EMEA, Scripps Networks Interactive.
In this new role, Jablonska will be responsible for managing the distribution of Scripps Networks’ lifestyle channel portfolio across the region including Food Network, Travel Channel, Fine Living, as well as HGTV, which launches in the region for the first time in November. Jablonska will be tasked with developing new business opportunities, increasing distribution of the portfolio of brands in EMEA markets, and driving annual and long-term company revenue growth.
“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. “She joins at an exciting time for the business as we launch HGTV for the first time in the region, and I have no doubt that Kasia will play an important role in the future success of HGTV and our growing Scripps Networks' portfolio.”
Jablonska hails from A+E Networks UK, where she held the position of Director of Distribution, UK, Central and Eastern Europe, Benelux, Africa and Middle East. In this role, she was responsible for overseeing affiliate and new media sales, including the launch of Lifetime in Africa and H2 across Central and Eastern Europe and the Middle East. Her previous roles include commercial and affiliate sales positions with NBCUniversal, Fox International Channels, National Geographic Partners and Wizja TV in Poland.
Scripps Networks distributes three lifestyle channel brands across the UK & EMEA on both DTT and pay-TV. Collectively, Food Network, Travel Channel and Fine Living are broadcast in 23 languages via 10 unique channel feeds in nearly 120 countries and territories across the region. Scripps Networks recently announced the first regional launch of HGTV, due to bow in the Middle East and North Africa in November.