Yahoo  Jun 24  Comment 
U.S. Scripps Networks Interactive (SNI) (SNI.N), which agreed to buy control in TVN (TVN.WA), wants to call on other shareholders at the Polish broadcaster to sell it the remaining shares all at once, SNI was quoted as saying on Wednesday. SNI is...
Benzinga  Jun 22  Comment 
Evercore ISI initiated coverage on E. W. Scripps Co (NYSE: SSP) with a Hold rating. The target price for E W Scripps is set to $25. E. W. Scripps shares have jumped 47.60 percent over the past 52 weeks, while the S&P 500 index has gained...
Benzinga  Jun 11  Comment 
In a report published Thursday, Wells Fargo analyst Ryvicker initiated coverage of E. W. Scripps Co (NYSE: SSP) with an Outperform rating and a price target of $26-$29. E.W. Scripps is a pure play broadcast company run by a professional...
Benzinga  Jun 11  Comment 
Wells Fargo initiated coverage on E. W. Scripps Co (NYSE: SSP) with a Outperform rating. E. W. Scripps shares have gained 42.64 percent over the past 52 weeks, while the S&P 500 index has surged 9.07 percent in the same period. E. W. Scripps'...
Reuters  Jun 9  Comment 
U.S. media group Scripps Networks Interactive said it intends to make a tender offer for all shares of Polish broadcaster TVN.
MarketWatch  May 29  Comment 
The Scripps National Spelling Bee ended in a tie on Thursday evening for the second year in a row. Vanya Shivashankar, 13 years old, of Olathe, Kan., will share the 2015 title with Gokul Venkatachalam, 14, of Chesterfield, Mo. Vanya's winning word...
MarketWatch  May 28  Comment 
If Google is any indication, most Americans wouldn’t even make it through the first round of the National Scripps Spelling Bee. And depending on where they live, their spelling problems may be particularly troublesome.
The Hindu Business Line  May 24  Comment 
When Edwin Estep, a 13-year-old from a family of competitive spellers appear for this week’s Scripps National Spelling Bee, he is set to face three formidable Indian-American rivals, whose sibling...
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...


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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