Derek Chang, who has made his mark in the satellite and cable
television industry as a leading strategy and development
executive, has been named managing director of Asia Pacific
operations for Scripps Networks Interactive.
will be responsible for designing and executing growth strategies
in the Asia Pacific region for Food Network and Travel Channel,
both of which are available to viewers in selected Asian markets.
His focus will be on leveraging Scripps brands across all
distribution platforms in the region as well as managing regional
programming and marketing strategies.
will report to Jim Samples, president of international for
Scripps Networks Interactive. He will start in April and be
based in Singapore.
Networks Interactive has ambitious goals to significantly
broaden its presence in Asia, including wider distribution
of our lifestyle brands and programming capabilities,
Samples said. Derek Changs expertise and reputation
as one of the multi-video industrys leading strategy
and development executives, combined with the strength of
the Scripps lifestyle brands, give our company tremendous
credibility with distributors and potential business partners
throughout the region.
comes to Scripps Networks Interactive from DirecTV where he
had responsibility for all content acquisition, original production
and programming operations.
Network and Travel Channel are content-rich, highly entertaining
networks that already are proving to be popular in the Asia
Pacific markets where theyve been launched. Further,
they are the premiere brands in their categories and will
serve the company well as we invest in the channels, work
to broaden their distribution on all platforms, and explore
new business relationships throughout the region," Chang
joined DirecTV in 2006 and was executive vice president of
content strategy and development. Prior to his role at DirecTV,
he held executive positions in finance and development with
Charter Communications, The Yankees Entertainment and Sports
Network (Yes Network), GlobalCenter and TCI Communications
/ AT&T Broadband.