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, Inc. (NYSE: SNI).
“Food Network and Travel Channel are content-rich, highly entertaining networks that already are proving to be popular in the Asia Pacific markets where they’ve been launched," Chang said. “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. Chang holds a bachelor’s degree from Yale University and a master’s degree in business administration from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business. About Scripps Networks Interactive Scripps Networks Interactive is one of the leading developers of lifestyle-oriented content for television and the Internet, where on-air programming is complemented with online video, social media areas and e-commerce components on companion websites and broadband vertical channels. The company produces nearly 2,000 hours of original lifestyle programming annually and its media portfolio includes popular lifestyle television and Internet brands Food Network, HGTV, Travel Channel, DIY Network, Cooking Channel and country music network Great American Country.