Scripps Networks UK & EMEA has appointed Ross Hair as SVP, Commercial and Filippo Ubaldini as Country Manager Italy.

The appointments follow the news that Phillip Luff is joining Scripps Networks UK & EMEA as MD in a few weeks time.

As SVP, Commercial for Scripps Networks UK & EMEA, Ross Hair will be responsible for distribution, brand growth, and revenue across its television properties: Food Network, Travel Channel and Fine Living.

Reporting into the Managing Director of Scripps Networks UK & EMEA, Hair will have direct responsibility for the Affiliate Sales and On-Air Ad Sales teams, and work closely with Programming and Digital to build cross-platform revenue. Ross begins his role on 30th March.

Filippo Mori Ubaldini

Filippo Ubaldini, also reporting into the Managing Director of Scripps Networks UK & EMEA, will be responsible for leveraging and optimising Scripps Networks’ brands across all platforms and distribution channels in Italy.

As Country Manager for Italy, Ubaldini will manage content, programming, and marketing; grow the audience for Scripps Networks in the region; and maximise distribution and revenue.
Ubaldini begins his role on April 2.

“We are continually strengthening our organisation as we evaluate the demands of the international marketplace and our commitment to growth. Appointing Hair and Ubaldini, both with strong commercial experience and impressive track records, to spearhead these divisions will ensure we continue to extend our brands and business opportunities across the region,” said Jon Sichel, Managing Director, Scripps Networks UK & EMEA.