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DISH Network signs another exclusive deal

September 16th, 2014

SNi_DIM[1]DISH Network has landed yet another deal that adds to the already robust channel and network layout that has taken the company to the peak of satellite TV. The groundbreaking agreement with Scripps comes on the heels of other contracts with Disney, announced i March, and A+E Network, announced just last month.

The deal grants DISH innovative OTT programming and multi-stream rights for live and Video-on-Demand content, covering all channels in the Scripps Networks Interactive SNI portfolio, including HGTV, Food Network, Travel Channel and expands distribution of DIY Network and Cooking Channel. Also, authenticated access expanded to include live and Video-on-Demand content on connected devices.

Reported by Seeking Alpha, the agreement includes over-the-top (OTT) multi-stream rights for live and Video-on-Demand content. The agreement also expands DISHs distribution of authenticated live and Video-on-Demand Scripps Networks programming on Internet-connected devices.

Moreover, the agreement widens exposure of Scripps Networks programming to a larger swath of DISHs traditional viewer base by opening DIY Network and Cooking Channel to the popular Americas Top 200 programming package.

The renewal agreement applies to the entire suite of Scripps Networks channels, including: HGTV, DIY Network, Food Network, Cooking Channel, Travel Channel and Great American Country.

DISH is delighted to add Scripps Networks award-winning lifestyle content to our growing library of sports, family, educational and entertainment options that will create a redefined video experience for a new type of consumer, saidJoseph P. Clayton, DISH president and CEO. This wide-ranging agreement gives DISH customers dynamic access to Scripps Networks programming today and tomorrow.

The OTT rights allow access to Scripps Networks content through a future multi-stream subscription service of linear and Video-on-Demand content. With this capability, the content will be available to an untapped segment of customers that is seeking a flexible, content-driven, Internet-accessible service.

This agreement demonstrates the consistent strength and popularity of our portfolio of brands, and enables even more people to enjoy DIY Network and Cooking Channel in addition to our existing offering on DISH, said Kenneth W. Lowe, Scripps Networks Interactives chairman, president and CEO. We are committed to making our lifestyle content available to consumers wherever and whenever they want it. This first-of-its-kind OTT deal for Scripps Networks Interactive enables us to reach even more people through DISHs innovative services.

The renewal also expands the authenticated Scripps Networks programming available to DISH customers at home or on-the-go via Internet-connected devices televisions, computers, smartphones, tablets, gaming consoles and other devices. DISH customers will be able to use the DISH Anywhere” app, and Scripps Networks web properties and apps to view live, Video-on-Demand and full-season content.

About Scripps Networks Interactive

Scripps Networks Interactive is one of the leading developers of engaging lifestyle content in the home, food and travel categories for television, the Internet and emerging platforms. The company’s lifestyle media portfolio comprises popular television and Internet brands HGTV, DIY Network, Food Network, Cooking Channel, Travel Channel and Great American Country, which collectively reach more than 177 million consumers each month. Companion websites complement on-air programming with video and social media that inform and inspire. The companys global networks reach millions of consumers across North and South America, Asia, Europe, the Middle East and Africa.Scripps Networks Interactive is headquartered in Knoxville, Tennessee. For more information, please visit

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