HGTV To Make First Move Into Europe With 2017 Poland Launch

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HGTV, the Scripps Networks Interactive Inc.-owned home improvement cable network, is set to launch in Poland. Scripps Networks said on Thursday the network, which is available in more than 30 countries in North America and Asia, will be added to the channel portfolio of Polish media company TVN, which is owned by Scripps Networks. The network is scheduled to launch in January 2017, marking its first foray into the European market. Shares of Scripps Network were inactive in premarket trade, but are up nearly 15% in the year to date, outperforming the S&P 500 Index , which is up 7%.

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