Scripps Networks Interactive Names Executive to Guide Multi-Platform Video Distribution

  Scripps Networks Interactive Names Executive to Guide Multi-Platform Video
  Distribution

          Sameer Deen brings new media development expertise to role

Business Wire

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- July 10, 2014

Sameer Deen, a seasoned corporate development and new business strategist,
will guide initiatives for Scripps Networks Interactive (NYSE: SNI) to make
its lifestyle video content accessible to consumers on emerging video
distribution platforms, devices and services.

Sameer Deen, a seasoned corporate development and new business strategist, has
been named senior vic ...

Sameer Deen, a seasoned corporate development and new business strategist, has
been named senior vice president of multi-platform distribution and strategy
for Scripps Networks Interactive. (Photo: Business Wire)

As senior vice president of multi-platform distribution and strategy, Deen
will be responsible for digital distribution activities for the company, a
leader in developing lifestyle programming for television, the Internet and
mobile platforms. The company owns and operates HGTV, Food Network, Travel
Channel, DIY Network, Cooking Channel and Great American Country.

Deen will engage with emerging video distribution providers as well as fulfill
the growing demand for lifestyle video content on new services being developed
by incumbent cable, satellite and telecommunications video distributors.

Deen, whose appointment is effective immediately, will report to Henry Ahn,
executive vice president of content distribution and marketing.

“Scripps Networks Interactive is making it a priority to deliver its popular,
high quality lifestyle video content to media consumers via whatever platform
or service they choose,” Ahn said. “That includes working closely with
incumbent distribution partners as they bring their TV Everywhere services
rapidly to market, as well as exploring new distribution relationships. Sameer
is one of our most forward-thinking executives. His extensive experience
across the purview of our rapidly evolving media landscape will help keep us
at the forefront of the growing array of digital distribution partnership and
revenue possibilities.”

Deen has held various management roles in new media, corporate development and
distribution, and consistently pulled multiple facets together to achieve
success. During his time with Scripps Networks Interactive, he’s served as
founder and president of CityEats, a digital business the company recently
sold; the head of the corporate development group; and as a key leader in the
digital group. He’s been influential in many strategic expansions for the
company including its international, digital and distribution businesses.

Prior to Scripps Networks, Deen held positions with The E.W. Scripps Company,
NBC Universal, GovWorks.com and Lehman Brothers. Deen was recently honored by
the National Association for Multi-Ethnicity in Communications with its
prestigious Luminary award, and in 2011 he was named to CableFAX’s “Most
Influential Minorities in Cable” list. He holds a bachelor’s degree in
commerce, with distinction, from McGill University in Montreal.

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. 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 reach more than 170 million consumers each month. Companion
websites complement on-air programming with video and social media that inform
and inspire. The company’s global networks reach millions of consumers across
North and South America, Asia, Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Scripps
Networks Interactive is headquartered in Knoxville, Tennessee. For more
information, please visit http://www.scrippsnetworksinteractive.com.

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Contact:

Scripps Networks Interactive
Lee Hall, 865-560-3853
lhall@scrippsnetworks.com
or
Kristin Alm, 865-560-4316
kalm@scrippsnetworks.com
 
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