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Forbes  Oct 15  Comment 
Google is working on a feature that benefits people searching for information about medical problems. The feature offers the ability to set up a video chat session with a doctor while searching for specific medical symptoms. Doctors at Scripps...
TechCrunch  Oct 7  Comment 
 WeatherSphere, the company behind the #1 Paid weather application on iOS, and maker of three of the Top 10 Paid weather apps as well as three of the Top 20 Grossing weather apps, has been acquired by the E.W. Scripps Co. The portfolio of apps...
TechCrunch  Sep 30  Comment 
 Crowdsourced cooking and commerce site Food52 has extended its runaway a bit, picking up $6 million in additional funding in a round that’s being characterized as the company’s “Series A-1.” The round is led by Alex Zubillaga of...
Market Intelligence Center  Sep 30  Comment 
Scripps Networks Interactive Inc. (SNI) traded between $77.40 and $78.22 before closing at $78.04 Monday and presents some attractive trading opportunities today. MarketIntelligenceCenter.com’s patented algorithms selected a Dec. '14 $75.00...
SeekingAlpha  Sep 27  Comment 
By ValueArtifex: A Winning Combination Those who read my articles about divestment and consolidation in broadcast and print media will know by now that I am attracted to the sector as it offers many potentially undervalued situations and...
Market Intelligence Center  Sep 24  Comment 
For a hedged play on Scripps Networks Interactive Inc. (SNI), MarketIntelligenceCenter.com’s option-trade picking algorithms recommend the Dec. '14 $75.00 covered call for a net debit in the $73.07 area. That is also the break-even stock price...
DailyFinance  Sep 23  Comment 
Vantage Health Inc., (OTCQB:VNTH) ("Vantage Health") or (the "Company") today announced the appointment of Steven R. Steinhubl, M.D. as chairman of the board. Dr. Steinhubl replaces interim chairman, Dr. Kevin Buckman who will...
Benzinga  Sep 23  Comment 
To accelerate its leading position in mobile advertising, Millennial Media (NYSE: MM) today announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Nexage for approximately $107.5 million in cash and stock, subject to certain adjustments. Based...
Market Intelligence Center  Sep 18  Comment 
Satellite TV operator DISH Network Corp. (DISH) and lifestyle media channels owner Scripps Networks Interactive Inc. (SNI) have renewed a multi-year contract through which DISH will be able to offer the entire portfolio of Scripps’ channels to...
Benzinga  Sep 16  Comment 
A multi-year contract renewal between DISH Network (NASDAQ: DISH) and Scripps Networks Interactive^® (NYSE: SNI) improves DISH customers' access to Scripps Networks' entire content portfolio, including new and expanded digital rights. The...




 
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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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