Benzinga  May 21  Comment 
SSP Group PLC posted a rise in its pretax profit for the six months ended March 31 and declared an interim dividend. SSP Group posted a pretax profit of GBP16.4 million, versus GBP10.9 million, in the year-ago period. Its revenue shrank to...
Market Intelligence Center  May 18  Comment 
For a hedged play on Scripps (E.W.) Co. (SSP), MarketIntelligenceCenter.com’s option-trade picking algorithms recommend the Sep. '15 $20.00 covered call for a net debit in the $18.93 area. That is also the break-even stock price for the covered...
TheStreet.com  May 11  Comment 
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Scripps' Networks Interactive's most popular channels HGTV, DIY, Food Network were veritable cash cows for years, raking in advertising dollars on consistent ratings. But those days are over.  Scripps's stock is...
Wall Street Journal  May 8  Comment 
Media company E.W. Scripps Co. said its loss widened in the first quarter as expenses climbed amid acquisitions, restructuring and higher network fees.
Wall Street Journal  May 7  Comment 
Scripps Networks Interactive Inc. said profit declined 3.5% in the first quarter, due in large part to costs stemming from acquisitions and restructuring.
Market Intelligence Center  May 7  Comment 
Scripps Networks Interactive Inc. (SNI) presents a trading opportunity that offers a 3.36% return in just 225 days. A covered call on Scripps Networks at the $65.00 level expiring on Dec. '15 offers an assigned return rate of 3.36% or 5.44%...
newratings.com  May 7  Comment 
WASHINGTON (dpa-AFX) - Scripps Networks Interactive, Inc. (SNI) reported that first-quarter net income attributable to SNI decreased to $123.84 million or $0.94 per share from $128.30 million or $0.87 per share in the prior-year quarter. Results...


The E.W. Scripps Company (SSP) is a diversified media company operating through four business segments:

Scripps Networks - 42% of 2006 operating revenue, 80% of which comes from advertising and 19% from network affiliate fees (per subscriber). Scripps Networks operates five national lifestyle television networks for cable and satellite: Home & Garden Television (HGTV), Food Network, DIY Network (DIY), Fine Living, and Great American Country (GAC). The company also has a 7.25% interest in Fox-BRV Southern Sports Holdings, which comprises the Sports South and Fox Sports Net South regional television networks. The company has developed some of its programming, launching HGTV in 1994, DIY in 1999 and Fine Living in 2002. It acquired a controlling interest in Food Network in 1997 and GAC in 4Q04. The company runs online channels, HGTVPro.com, and HGTVKitchenDesign.com.

Newspaper Publishing 29% of 2006 operating revenue of which 80% comes from advertising and 17% from circulation. Scripps operates newspapers in 17 U.S. markets with the largest circulation in Denver followed by Memphis, Knoxville, Treasure Coast, Florida, and Ventura County, California.

Broadcast Television 15% of 2006 operating revenue. Scripps' 10 TV stations (six affiliates of ABC, three of NBC, and one independent) together reach about 10% of U.S. TV households. A station is located in each one of the nation's 61 largest TV markets.

Interactive Media 11% of pro forma 2006 operating revenues. Interactive media includes online comparison shopping services, Shopzilla and uSwitch. Acquired in June, 2005, Shopzilla operates a comparison shopping service and is available on Shopzilla.com and BizRate.com in the U.S. uSwitch acquired in March 2006, operates an online comparison service that helps consumers compare prices, and arranges for the purchase of a range of essential home services including gas, electricity, home phone, broadband Internet and personal finance products primarily in the United Kingdom.

Sale of Shop At Home business: The company sold the Shop At Home television network on June 21, 2006 for $17 million, and announced in September that it had reached an agreement to sell its five Shop At Home-affiliated broadcast television stations for $170 million. The company closed the sale of three of the stations on December 22, 2006, and completed the sale of the remaining two stations on April 24, 2007.


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