26 February 2015

NEW YORK – Jo Lovell, a highly experienced sales professional with more than 15 years of international experience in TV licensing and distribution, has been appointed as Director of International Program Licensing and Distribution, EMEA. Based in London, Lovell reports to Hud Woodle, Vice President, International Program Licensing and Distribution, Scripps Networks International.

“As our international program licensing business continues to grow, it is imperative that we establish a strong global sales force,” said Woodle. “Jo’s extensive experience in TV distribution, particularly in territories across EMEA, along with her vast industry knowledge and keen ability to develop and cultivate client relationships, makes her a valuable addition to the team.”

In this role, Lovell will be responsible for maintaining and developing relationships with key clients throughout the EMEA region while maximizing the value of Scripps Networks’ extensive catalogue of high-quality lifestyle programming. She will also work to identify new business opportunities throughout the region, execute sales strategies and optimize revenues across all program licensing deals.

Prior to joining Scripps Networks, Lovell served as Senior Director of Content Sales, EMEA at A+E Networks, where she oversaw program licensing for their portfolio of channels including A&E Network, HISTORY, Lifetime, BIO and Crime & Investigation Network. She has also held senior sales executive roles at Carsey-Werner Distribution and Fremantle International Distribution.

About Scripps Networks Interactive
Scripps Networks Interactive (NYSE: 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. Its lifestyle media portfolio comprises popular television and Internet brands HGTV, DIY Network, Food Network, Cooking Channel, Travel Channel and Great American Country, which collectively reach more than 170 million U.S. consumers each month.

Scripps Networks International distributes six entertainment brands including Asian Food Channel, DIY Network, Fine Living, Food Network, HGTV and Travel Channel in more than 160 countries and territories across Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific and Latin America, and holds joint-venture partnerships with BBC Worldwide in UKTV in the UK and with Shaw Media in Canada. The division manages the company’s program licensing and distribution function, which makes its high-quality content available in more than 220 countries and territories around the world.  Scripps Networks International is headquartered in Knoxville, Tenn., and New York, NY, with regional offices in London, Miami, Milan, São Paulo and Singapore.

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