Scripps Networks Interactive Creates International Content and Brand Strategy Role
Kevin Chorlins named senior vice president
KNOXVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Kevin Chorlins, who has supported the launch and expansion of global networks and program sales for Scripps Networks Interactive Inc. (NYSE: SNI), has been appointed to the newly created role of senior vice president of international content and brand strategy.
“With his broad experience across both our international and domestic businesses, Kevin will be able to help our teams harness the strength of Scripps programming as we grow our networks around the world.”
Chorlins has served as vice president of marketing and communications for the growing Scripps Networks international division, working with regional marketing and programming teams worldwide to devise promotional and creative initiatives for Food Network and Travel Channel.
In his new role, Chorlins will spearhead international strategy and marketing support for Scripps brands and programming franchises, new network launches and program sales, while managing international communications and public relations. He will report to Jim Samples, president of Scripps Networks International. His appointment is effective immediately.
“As the company has developed experienced programmers and marketers in London, Singapore and now Brazil, it’s important that our international teams have a strong support base in the United States,” Samples said. “With his broad experience across both our international and domestic businesses, Kevin will be able to help our teams harness the strength of Scripps programming as we grow our networks around the world.”
Prior to joining its international division, Chorlins was vice president of marketing for DIY Network, which also is owned by Scripps Networks. At DIY Network, Chorlins directed branding initiatives, extensions, marketing campaigns and partnerships. He has an additional 10 years of experience in marketing and advertising in the entertainment and theatrical film industries.
Chorlins is a graduate of the University of Missouri and holds a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Tennessee. He is based in New York City.
About Scripps Networks International
Scripps Networks International is the global development arm of Scripps Networks Interactive Inc. (NYSE: SNI), a lifestyle media leader across the food, home and travel categories. Scripps Networks International operates Food Network and Travel Channel in Asia; the United Kingdom; Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA); as well as the Asian Food Channel in Asia and Fine Living Network across EMEA. Scripps’ international business also has a significant presence in Canada, which includes HGTV Canada, DIY Network Canada and Food Network Canada. The division’s global offices are headquartered in New York City and Knoxville, Tennessee, with regional offices in Europe, Asia and Latin America.
Scripps Networks Interactive is one of the leading developers of engaging lifestyle content for television, the Internet and emerging platforms. The company's media portfolio comprises popular lifestyle brands HGTV, DIY Network, Food Network, Cooking Channel, Travel Channel and Great American Country which collectively reach more than 170 million consumers each month and connect with viewers to provide relevant ideas, information and solutions every day, everywhere. For more information, please visit scrippsnetworksinteractive.com.