Scripps Networks appoints Samples

Scripps Networks Interactive has named Jim Samples President, International. Formerly president of HGTV, Samples assumes strategic oversight of the company’s growing international programming portfolio.

Samples succeeds Greg Moyer, who ignited SNI’s international efforts after joining the company three years ago. Moyer assembled the team that launched Food Network UK and Food Network Asia, as well as extending the company’s programming reach into Europe, Middle East and Africa. Moyer will continue to serve as a consultant to Scripps’ International group.

Additionally, Bob Baskerville has been named Chief Operating Officer, International. Baskerville, who previously was General Manager, will oversee all day-to-day operations of SNI’s International businesses.

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