Why is Scripps Networks Interactive located in Knoxville, Tennessee?
HGTV founder Ken Lowe identified Knoxville as the perfect location to plant and grow the emerging network in 1994. He chose the location because of an existing production facility and a strong pool of television production talent on which to draw. He also saw Knoxville as a welcoming and affordable community that would enable the network's employees to live the lifestyle they were representing on the air. The centralized location and temperate climate were also seen as advantages for doing field production out of Knoxville.
Over time, HGTV would be joined by Food Network (1997), DIY Network (1999), Great American Country (2004) and most recently, Cooking Channel and Travel Channel in 2010. The six brands comprise to form Scripps Networks Interactive, headquartered in Knoxville with 10 other offices across the country and our international office in London (U.K.).
May I submit program ideas?
Proposals for series and specials may be submitted by television production companies with national or major market production credentials. If you represent a national or major market production company, you may submit proposals for any of our networks by calling (865) 694-2700, ext. 2951.
How can I contact your network hosts?
We do not release the addresses or phone numbers of our hosts. Many hosts have their own websites. Links to their sites, along with their biographies, can be found on their Show Pages on each network's website.
Can I get my house remodeled or decorated by HGTV or DIY Network?
The producers of each series choose the homes featured. To find out which shows are currently accepting submissions in their areas, please go to Be On HGTV
or Be On DIY Network
How can I purchase videos of shows?
DVDs of some of our more popular Food Network shows are available for purchase in the Food Network Store
GAC currently does not offer copies of our regular shows, specials or music videos. The GAC Music Store
at GACTV.com does offer a selection of music videos and concert performances available on DVD from a variety of artists. To request a video on GAC, visit your favorite GAC show page
and click on the e-mail link to submit your video requests for that show. You can also vote for favorite videos for GAC's Top 20 Country Countdown
How can I purchase merchandise seen on your networks?
Visit the HGTV Marketplace
for the latest HGTV books and CDs as well as many products featured on our shows. Unfortunately, HGTV logo-imprinted hats, apparel, souvenirs, etc., are not available at this time.
For Food Network, please visit the Food Network Store
for items related to the network's shows and chefs.
How do I apply for a job at Scripps Networks Interactive or with one of your networks?
You can learn more about current positions available within our company by visiting our Jobs at SNI
I have a network-specific question that wasn't answered here. Where can I go for each network's "Frequently Asked Questions" page?