Matthew Butler has been named the general manager of Travel Channel, effective immediately.
The distribution of Travel Channel, Food Network and Fine Living in Russia will come under the control of Media Alliance, an 80/20 joint venture between National Media Group (NMG) and Discovery.
Discovery is launching DMAX as a free to air channel in the UK from January 16, replacing The Travel Channel.
Discovery Communications is in talks to buy Scripps Networks Interactive, according to a report by Reuters.
Econet Media’s multimedia platform Kwesé has added Scripps Networks Interactive’s Travel Channel and Fine Living to its pay-TV offer.
ProSiebenSat.1 will bring the channel brands and programmes of US broadcaster Scripps Networks Interactive to Germany.
Martyna Wojciechowska has been appointed the programme director at Travel Channel in Poland.
Travel Channel is now under new ownership in Russia.
A localised version of Travel Channel has launched on the Macedonian telco Makedonski Telekom, which is part of the Magyar Telekom group.
Scripps Networks UK & EMEA has significantly extended the reach of Travel Channel in Austria by launching the pay-TV service on the network of UPC Austria, the country’s largest cable operator.