KNOXVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 8, 2016-- Scripps Networks Interactive (Nasdaq: SNI) today announced the upcoming launch of its leading cable network HGTV in Poland. In January 2017, HGTV will be added to the channel portfolio of TVN, the leading Polish media company wholly owned by Scripps Networks.
HGTV will introduce Polish audiences to superstar experts, beautiful houses, breathtaking gardens, fascinating families, compelling renovations and stunning home transformations. In addition to hit international programming, HGTV will air new local formats featuring the beloved Polish star Dorota Szelagowska. The network will address the changing needs of Polish audiences, especially concerning the popular do-it-yourself approach to home remodeling.
"We're confident the people of Poland will love the inspirational and aspirational offerings of HGTV that have made it such an entertainment powerhouse in America," said Jim Samples, President of International for Scripps Networks Interactive. "HGTV is sure to be another crowning jewel in TVN's already stellar line-up of informational and lifestyle channels."
In the U.S., HGTV is consistently ranked a top-ten cable television network and has been the top network for upscale women for ten years running. HGTV is currently available in more than 30 countries in North America and Asia. Poland is the first European market to introduce its viewers to HGTV. It will air on the channel previously known as TVN Meteo Active.
About Scripps Networks Interactive
Scripps Networks Interactive (Nasdaq: SNI) is one of the leading developers of engaging lifestyle content in the home, food and travel categories for television, the Internet and emerging platforms. The company's lifestyle media portfolio comprises popular television and Internet brands HGTV, DIY Network, Food Network, Cooking Channel, Travel Channel and Great American Country, which collectively engage more than 190 million U.S. consumers each month. International operations include TVN, Poland's premier multi-platform media company; UKTV, an independent commercial joint venture with BBC Worldwide; Asian Food Channel, the first pan-regional TV food network in Asia; and lifestyle channel Fine Living. The company's global networks and websites reach millions of consumers across North and South America, Asia, Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Scripps Networks Interactive is headquartered in Knoxville, Tenn. For more information, please visit scrippsnetworksinteractive.com.
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Source: Scripps Networks Interactive