DirecTV Adds 7 New Channels From Cineverse And Scripps Networks

The licensing agreement with Cineverse includes The Bob Ross Channel, Comedy Dynamics, Dove Channel and Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan, while Scripps Networks’ Court TV and Scripps News all join DirecTV’s lineup today.

Talking TV: Tapping The Authenticity Of Black Experience In ‘Johnson’

David Hudson, head of original programming for Scripps Networks, explains the originality and authenticity powering Bounce’s breakout hit series Johnson and what he’s looking for in a potential hit against the intense competition coming from streamers. A full transcript of the conversation is included.

Scripps Networks Elevates Two To Senior Distribution Positions

Damian Riordan will head sales for the national networks, while Matthew Hijuelos has been promoted to vice president of distribution partnerships, reporting to Riordan.

FuboTV Signs Up 7 Scripps Networks For Carriage

FuboTV is now the only virtual pay TV service besides DirecTV Stream to carry Ion, Ion Mystery, Ion Plus, Bounce, Grit, Newsy and Court TV.

NuTime Hired To Seek Sponsors Targeting Black Audiences For Scripps Networks

Scripps Local Media And Scripps Networks Collaborate To Launch ‘Afternoon Focus’

A new afternoon show, produced by The E.W. Scripps Co., will spotlight stories of hope and inspiration from across the country. Afternoon Focus will debut on some of its local stations […]

Streaming News 2022 Webinar: Maximizing Audience And Revenue

Executives from Estrella Media, NBCUniversal, Scripps Networks, Gray Television, Fox Television Stations and Allen Media will share how they’re maximizing their OTT sales opportunities and cultivating innovative strategies for audience development in part two of a TVNewsCheck webinar event slated for Aug. 25. Register here.

Scripps Networks To Use TVision Attention Data During Upfronts

E.W. Scripps’ Scripps Networks division said it will use TVision’s viewer attention data to highlight the engaged audiences of its over-the-air channels during upfront presentations. The Scripps Networks entertainment channels include Ion, Grit, Bounce Laff, TrueReal and Defy TV. TVision’s Attention to Duration Index shows that the Scripps networks average 50% higher than other linear networks for keeping its viewers in the room and engaged with ad content.

Scripps Networks Ups Cheryle Harrison To Head Bounce

She will now oversee the overall strategic vision for African American-focused diginet, including brand strategy, programing, marketing, social media, digital and community relations.

Scripps Debuts ‘Genius Kitchen’ Web Network

Scripps Nets’ Lowe Eyes $91.6M In Sale

Scripps Networks CEO Ken Lowe may emerge from his company’s prospective sale to Discovery Networks with a $91.6 million golden parachute, an SEC filing Thursday revealed. The company’s board unanimously endorsed the golden parachute, David Lieberman reports. 

OTT Bundle In Works For Non-Sports Viewers

The Wall Street Journal reports that people who are tired of paying for TV sports channels they don’t watch will soon have a new option. Cable channels owned by Discovery Communications, Viacom, AMC Networks, A+E Networks and Scripps Networks Interactive will be part of a new streaming service expected to have a “soft launch” in coming weeks, people familiar with the situation say. Subscriptions will cost less than $20 a month. Journal subscribers can read the full story here.

CBS,Scripps Could Be Under 2Q Ad Pressure

TV advertising in the first quarter fell short of expectations and with the second quarter setting up to be slow, CBS and Scripps Networks Interactive could be under pressure. Jefferies analyst John Janedis said the TV ad market in the first quarter was weighed down by key categories and less pricing power. With June starting off slowly, he said there could be risk for advertising/EPS.

Report: CBS, Fox In Best Financial Position

CBS and Fox networks have the best multiyear investor outlook, Wall Street research firm MoffettNathanson said in a report for investors today. The report noted that the viewership trends for media companies in the first quarter of 2017 will historically be seen as some of the weakest numbers ever. But the media sector was still “a strong out-performer in the first 100 days of the year,” and MoffettNathanson’s research team raised its EPS estimates for Viacom, 21st Century Fox and Time Warner.


Cable Nets: TV Is About More Than Data

For all the talk about how data’s role in the TV upfronts will continue to be more pronounced, two cable networks, Scripps and A&E, reminded media buyers and advertisers that TV is more than just buying audiences.

FCC’s Rosenworcel Pressured Over STBs

Opponents of the FCC’s set-top box market reforms are putting more pressure on Democratic Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel, seen as the swing vote on the hotly-contested item. In a filing on Friday, a set of programming companies disclosed that they spoke with Rosenworcel last week and said that “any arrangement in which they are required to allow their content to be distributed on terms or conditions to which programmers would not agree would be tantamount to a compulsory copyright license, which the Commission lacks authority to impose.”

Scripps Nets Pushes For ‘C-Zero’ Ad Sales

TV broadcasters made an aggressive push in this year’s upfront market to get paid-for commercials viewed within seven days of airing instead of the industry-standard three. But one cable programmer took the opposite approach, turning away from “C7” and “C3,” as those standards are known, to sell ads in what it’s calling the “C-Zero” window: commercials that are seen live or on the same day they air. The idea, from Scripps Networks, stood out in the upfront marketplace.

Discovery And Scripps End Merger Talks

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Discovery Communications and Scripps Networks Interactive abandoned talks about a merger last week, ending the possibility that two big providers of nonfiction cable programming would combine. The discussions hadn’t advanced beyond the early, exploratory stage, the people said, and Discovery hadn’t made a formal offer for Scripps. WSJ subscribers can read the full story here.

Scripps Networks Taps Burton Jablin As President

Scripps Launches TV Everywhere With TWC

Scripps Networks has a TV Everywhere deal with Time Warner Cable, allowing viewers access to on-demand programming. Content from five networks will be available to the cable operator’s subscribers on an authenticated basis.

Comcast, Scripps Nets Ink TV Everywhere Deal

Comcast, Scripps Reach Multi-Year Deal

Scripps Networks Buys Travel Channel International

Scripps, Demand Mulling Lifestyle Deal

Scripps Networks Interactive chief Ken Lowe and Demand Media boss Richard Rosenblatt are in talks about a potential partnership that could unite their respective TV and Web properties to create a digital lifestyle powerhouse.


Scripps Upfront Touts Cross Platform Plays

Scripps Networks Wednesday upfront presentation for a bustling crowd of hundreds of media buyers brought its wares to its customary haunt, Cipriani 42nd Street. The presentation featured a parade of executives and assorted personalities from among the company’s six networks: HGTV, Food Network, Travel Channel, The Cooking Channel, DIY and GAC.


AT&T, Scripps Nets End Carriage Dispute

The new deal was reached two days after U-verse customers lost channels including HGTV and Food Network.