Sameer Deen

Founder of CityEats upped to digital distribution role at Scripps

On the heels of its sale of the restaurant-booking platform to Agilysys, Scripps names Sameer Deen SVP of multi-platform distribution and strategy.
July 11, 2014

Scripps Networks Interactive announced on Thursday that it has appointed Sameer Deen as SVP of multi-platform distribution and strategy.

Deen founded and served as president of Scripps-owned online restaurant reservation platform CityEats, a competitor to OpenTable that the company put up for sale in February. Scripps confirms to StreamDaily that Agilysys, a business software development firm based in Atlanta, acquired the technology that powers the CityEats platform on July 3.

In his new role, Deen will be charged with making Scripps Networks’ lifestyle video content from its television and internet brands – which include HGTV, DIY Network, Food Network, Cooking Channel and Travel Channel – accessible to consumers on emerging video distribution platforms, devices and services.

Deen will report to Henry Ahn, EVP of content distribution and marketing. Since joining Scripps in 2006, Deen has has also served as the head of the corporate development group and as a key leader in the digital group.

Earlier, Deen held positions NBC Universal, and Lehman Brothers.

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Todd is StreamDaily's U.S. West Coast Correspondent. He has written for a wide range of publications, including The Hollywood Reporter, Variety, the Los Angeles Times, the New York Post, NylonGuys and, yes, even the Weekly World News. Earlier in his career, he served as senior editor for the pioneering alternative movie magazine Film Threat. You can reach him at toddrlongwell[at] or on twitter @toddlongwell1

One Comment »

  • Reality said:

    interesting, City Eats was a complete failure…..

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