Tag: Scripps

  • YouTube TV & Scripps Announce a Deal to Add More Networks

    YouTube TV & Scripps Announce a Deal to Add More Networks

    Yesterday we reported how YouTube TV added several scrips networks, including Ion Television, Bounce TV, and Scripps News. Now Scripps has confirmed this deal along with the fact that YouTube TV has the option to add Grit, ION Mystery, and Laff in the future if they want. “We believe our diversified portfolio of networks will […]

  • Scripps Buys Broadcast Network ION Media for $2.65 Billion

    Scripps Buys Broadcast Network ION Media for $2.65 Billion

    The E.W. Scripps Company announced today that it will buy ION Media in a deal for $2.65 billion. The deal will combine Scripps’ Katz networks and Newsy “to create a full-scale national television networks business.” ION Media operates a national television network which makes up the fifth largest average prime time audience for cable. The […]

  • Scripps is Buying 15 Local Television Stations Including ABC, CBS, and NBC Affiliates

    Scripps is Buying 15 Local Television Stations Including ABC, CBS, and NBC Affiliates

    Today Scripps announced that it has closed on its acquisition of 15 television states from Cordillera Communications. With this deal, Scripps local television station now include 52 stations in 36 markets with a reach of nearly 21 percent of U.S. TV households. “This acquisition furthers Scripps’ strategies to increase the financial durability and operating performance […]

  • Scripps and Tegna Are Buying 19 ABC, CBS, FOX, & CW Stations From Nexstar

    Scripps and Tegna Are Buying 19 ABC, CBS, FOX, & CW Stations From Nexstar

    We’ve learned that Scripps and Tegna will be making a purchase of 19 Nexstar TV stations for $1.32 billion. 11 of those networks will be going to Tegna. The local stations are located in eight markets including Memphis and Hartford. Scripps will take on eight networks in seven markets. Scripps will now own the following […]

  • Your Local ABC Station May Have a New Owner Today

    Your Local ABC Station May Have a New Owner Today

    This week Scripps announced that it had completed the sale of 3 ABC stations from Raycom as part of a bigger Raycom and Gray merger. With this sale, Scripps now owns KXXV, KRHD, and WTXL as Gray works to meet the DOJ required sale of stations in order for them to buy Raycom media’s stations. “The […]

  • E.W. Scripps is Buying Two Local ABC and CBS Affiliates

    E.W. Scripps is Buying Two Local ABC and CBS Affiliates

    This week E.W. Scripps Co broadcasting group announced that they will buy two ABC affiliates from Raycom Media. ABC KXXV in Waco Texas and CBS KHRD in Byron TX will be sold to Scripps as part of Gray Televisions 3.6 billion dollar deal to buy Raycom Media. “Scripps’ acquisition of these two stations is in […]

  • Discovery Gets European Commission Approval to Buy Scripps Networks

    Discovery Gets European Commission Approval to Buy Scripps Networks

    Today Discovery is one step closer to buying Scripps Network the company that owns many popular channels like HGTV, The Travel Channel, Food Network, and more. Today the European Commission has approved Discovery’s proposed acquisition of Scripps Network. “We are pleased with the positive decision of the European Commission,” said Discovery CEO David Zaslav. “We believe […]

  • Viacom, Scripps, AMC, A+E, & Discovery Are Launching a New Streaming Service

    Viacom, Scripps, AMC, A+E, & Discovery Are Launching a New Streaming Service

    Today Viacom, Scrips, AMC, A+E, and Discovery announced a new sports free streaming service. Subscribers to this new service will get access to 35 networks for $16 a month. The service will be called, Philo. Channels on the new service include A&E, AMC, Animal Planet, AXS TV, BBC America, Cheddar, Comedy Central, Discovery Channel, Food […]

  • HGTV & The Travel Channel Are Creating New Shows for Facebook

    HGTV & The Travel Channel Are Creating New Shows for Facebook

    Do you love shows from channels such as HGTV and the Travel Channel? Their parent company is going to make exclusive shows for Facebook with some of them based on popular HGTV and Travel Channel shows. “This partnership with Facebook is a great complement to our efforts to engage passionate fans with compelling, premium content […]

  • Scripps Deal to Buy Several Popular Over-the-Air TV Networks Gets Federal Approval

    Scripps Deal to Buy Several Popular Over-the-Air TV Networks Gets Federal Approval

    A few weeks ago it was announced that Scripps had agreed to Katz the company behind Bounce TV, Grit, Escape, and Laff. Scripps seems to be hoping to help build up their over the air TV presences as the once forgotten TV option is seeing a rebirth in the world of cord cutting. “In today’s fragmented […]