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Ahn Named Scripps Networks Distribution President

Henry Ahn has been promoted to president, content distribution & marketing, at Scripps Networks Interactive. He had been executive vice president, and he reports to chief revenue officer Steven J. Gigliotti, who was promoted to that position in March. Scripps said Ahn "will now oversee all aspects of distribution with both traditional linear partners and the rapidly increasing range of businesses seeking high-quality digital content."

“Henry is one of the most outstanding executives working in the content distribution space today. His knowledge and resolve have been essential to the successful renegotiation of major distribution contracts with key cable and satellite platforms, and he has been instrumental in ensuring that our brands have become must-haves among emerging non-traditional distribution services,” Gigliotti said of Ahn in a release.

Ahn moved to Scripps in 2011 after 17 years at NBCUniversal, where he served in various affiliate sales, business development and financial management roles before being named executive vice president of TV networks distribution. Earlier he worked as a financial analyst at HBO and Comedy Central and managed strategic planning and analysis for EMI Records Group. In 2013 he was honored with the NCTA Vanguard Award for Marketing. 

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