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Benzinga  Apr 2  Comment 
Below are the top stocks in the services sector on the NYSE in terms of EPS growth forecast for the next year. Louisiana-Pacific Corp. (NYSE: LPX) earnings per share growth forecast for the next year is 1162.50%. Louisiana-Pacific's...
GenEng News  Apr 1  Comment 
The persistent threat of antimicrobial drug-resistance has scientists continually searching for compounds with a unique mechanism of action to circumvent resistance and hopefully prevent the initiation of new resistance pathways. Now,...
Market Intelligence Center  Mar 27  Comment 
After Thursday’s trading in Scripps (E.W.) Co. (SSP) the algorithms behind MarketIntelligenceCenter.com's Artifical Intelligence Center picked out a trade that offers a 4.38% or 19.05% (for comparison purposes only), while providing 9.11%...
TheStreet.com  Mar 17  Comment 
NEW YORK (The Deal) -- Scripps Networks Interactive is acquiring a majority stake in Polish media company TVN for nearly $1.5 billion in an ambitious push to expand internationally. The Knoxville, Tenn.-based media company said Monday it had...
GenEng News  Mar 17  Comment 
Scientists at the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) say they have reinforced the idea that the ribosome assembly process is a potentially fertile new target for anti-cancer drugs by detailing the essential function of a key...
guardian.co.uk  Mar 17  Comment 
US cable TV company arranges meeting with BBC Trust chair to persuade her that corporation should offload its 50% stake in pay-TV provider Scripps Networks, the US cable TV company, has stepped up the pressure on BBC Worldwide to consider...
Forbes  Mar 16  Comment 
Journal Communications and E.W. Scripps have set April 1 as the closing date for their deal that was announced July 30, 2014. After the closing, Journal Broadcast Group stations will be part of Cincinnati-based Scripps (NYSE: SSP). The Milwaukee...
TheStreet.com  Mar 16  Comment 
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Scripps Networks shares are down 0.77% to $71.91 in early market trading on Monday after the American media company agreed to purchase a majority share of Polish broadcaster TVN from ITI and Canal+ for $615.3...
Wall Street Journal  Mar 16  Comment 
Scripps Networks has agreed to buy a 52.7% stake in Polish broadcaster TVN, a move that will boost the company’s European presence.
Forbes  Mar 12  Comment 
There are certainly a lot of ominous signs hanging around the traditional multichannel video (aka “television”) business. For example, DISH Network recently launched its new Sling TV service, offering consumers the ability to get online and on...




 
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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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