Márcio Fonseca, a widely respected pay television programming and distribution executive with more than a decade of experience in Latin America, has been named managing director of Latin America for Scripps Networks Interactive, Inc. (NYSE: SNI).
“Scripps Networks Interactive is known worldwide for the engaging, entertaining and informative qualities of its lifestyle programming,” Fonseca said. “We intend on leveraging that global reputation in Latin America by making the company’s popular networks and programming expertise accessible to audiences throughout the region.”Fonseca will be based in Brazil and report to Jim Samples. His appointment is effective immediately. Fonseca earned master’s degrees in business administration from The COPPEAD Graduate School of Business at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro and Ibmec, a private Brazilian university that specializes in the study of business and economics. He has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from SBI – Rio de Janeiro. 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.