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Scripps agrees European distribution deal with Liberty Global

Scripps Networks UK and EMEA has agreed a multi-territory distribution deal with Liberty Global for Food Network, Travel Channel and Fine Living. The multi-year deal will see the renewal of existing Scripps Networks channels across Liberty Global’s territories, and will provide the option for Liberty Global to add Food Network and Fine Living in a […]

Discovery, Scripps end takeover talks

Discovery Communications and Scripps have reportedly abandoned merger talks without getting beyond an “early, exploratory stage.” According to a Wall Street Journal report, which cites people familiar with the matter, talks between the two companies have closed, ending the possibility that Discovery will acquire its factual channel rival. The report claims that Discovery did not […]

Discovery Communications eyes Scripps

Discovery Communications is reportedly considering making a bid for Scripps Networks Interactive – the owner of TV networks including Travel Channel and Food Network.  According to a Variety report, which cites an unnamed source, Discovery discussed the possibility of making an offer for the channel rival at a board meeting on Tuesday. The news sent […]

Scripps reports strong quarter, boosted by ad gains

Channel operator Scripps Networks Interactive reported strong third quarter results, which chairman, president and CEO Kenneth W. Lowe attributed to the popularity of its lifestyle networks.  The firm, which owns channel brands including HGTV, DIY Network, Food Network, Cooking Channel and Travel Channel, reported consolidated revenues for the quarter of US$617 million (€460 million) – up 9% year-on-year. Net income […]

Scripps launches Food Network in Croatia

Scripps Networks International has launched Food Network in Croatia and widened Travel Channel’s distribution in the country, after signing a deal with Vipnet.  Both networks will be carried by Vipnet – which runs two TV platform brands in Croatia, VipTV and, and delivers content over cable, satellite, IPTV and OTT. Scripps said that Food […]

Travel Channel president steps down

Travel Channel president Laureen Ong will step down as president of the US network at the end of October, parent firm Scripps Networks Interactive has announced.  Ong joined the firm as Travel Channel president in April 2010, having previously worked as chief operating officer of Hong Kong-based Star Group Limited. Burton Jablin, president of Scripps […]

Scripps targets international growth as revenue grows

Scripps Networks Interactive is targeting more international growth following new launches in Europe, LatinAmerica and Asia and a revenue hike. International operations saw an 80.7% year-on-year hike in operating revenue for the three months to June 30, 2013, its latest financial results revealed, up from US$10 million in 2012 to US$18 million. The growth was […]

Travel Channel launches Freeview block

Scripps Networks International has launched a four-hour Travel Channel programming block on UK digital-terrestrial service Freeview. The trial primetime block will run until the end of the year on channel 42 on the EPG between the hours of 18.00 and 22.00. Travel Channel is already available in the UK on Virgin Media and Sky and […]

Lovefilm signs Scripps Networks Interactive deal

Amazon-owned video-on-demand service Lovefilm has signed a deal with Scripps Networks Interactive to offer viewers food and lifestyle TV content from Food Network and Travel Channel. The UK deal marks Lovefilm Instant’s first move into the lifestyle and cooking genres, and includes shows such as Man Vs. Food Nation, Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern, Restaurant: […]

Food Networks and Travel Channel on Virgin Media

Scripps Networks Interactive has secured carriage for its Food Networks and Travel Channel services on Virgin Media’s network.  The rebranded Travel Channel will bring content including Jonathan Phang’s Caribbean Cookbook, Bizarre Foods America with Andrew Zimmern, International House Hunters, Hotel Impossible, Dangerous Grounds and World’s Greatest Motorcycle Rides to Virgin Media viewers. The addition of […]