Fan-driven Marathon and Twitter Party for HGTV's 'Fixer Upper' Memorial Day Weekend
NEW YORK —May 21, 2015-- Now that they’ve cast online votes for their favorite seven episodes of HGTV’s smash hit Fixer Upper, viewers can settle in for the network’s first fan-driven programming marathon on Saturday, May 23, from 1 p.m. ET/PT to 8 p.m. ET/PT. In addition, fans of the series can live tweet with stars Chip and Joanna Gaines from 7 p. m. to 8 p.m. ET/PT using#FixerUpper. A top ratings performer, Fixer Upper, features the Gaines’ as they balance their renovation, restoration and remodeling business while parenting four young children. Each episode showcases the Gaines as they help homebuyers look past the dilapidated state of an old home and transform it into a dream home.
Fixer Upper attracted more than 24 million viewers during its second season, growing 72% among viewers P25-54 versus its first season and growing 104% versus the Tuesday 9P-10P time period last year. An episode airing on January 20 was the highest-rated single telecast of any series on HGTV in five years and ranks among the Top 25 telecasts in HGTV’s history. Fixer Upper also attracts one of the most upscale audiences on cable. For the Tuesday 9P-10P time period, the series was the #2 cable program among upscale W25-54. Fixer Upper is currently in production for its third and fourth seasons which will hit the air in the fall.
America’s leading home and lifestyle brand, HGTV features a top-rated cable network that is distributed to more than 96 million U.S. households and HGTV.com, the premier source for home-related inspiration, instruction and entertainment, attracts more than six million people each month. The brand also includes the HGTV HOME™ consumer products line which showcases exclusive collections of paint, flooring, lighting, furniture, plants, fabrics and other home-oriented products. For more information on HGTV HOME branded products and to find a retailer, go to www.hgtvhome.com. In partnership with Hearst Magazines, the HGTV Magazine, a home and lifestyle publication, is currently available on newsstands. Viewers can become fans of HGTV and interact with other home improvement enthusiasts through Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram. Headquartered in Knoxville, Tenn., HGTV is owned by Scripps Networks Interactive, Inc. (SNI).
NEW YORK --May 21, 2015-- In a nod to the ratings success of its fantasy destination programming, HGTV has renewed Island Life and Island Hunters. Sister net DIY Network has ordered more episodes of the real estate competition series Texas Flip and Move, Garage Gold, starring “junk picker” Kraig Bantle, and Building Alaska, a series that features daring individuals who set out to construct their dream properties in the obscure Alaskan wilderness.
“We’ve achieved 11 consecutive months of ratings growth at HGTV, and DIY Network’s prime impressions are up 8% this quarter,” said Allison Page, general manager, HGTV and DIY Network. “Island Life, Island Hunters, Building Alaska, Garage Gold and Texas Flip and Move are among the consistent performers on our networks, so we want to keep our programming pipeline filled with new episodes.”
HGTV offers the slice-of-paradise series Island Life, which follows homeowners who are ready to shed the hustle and bustle for the perfect island home. Island Hunters features families in search of the ultimate tropical getaway—their own private island.
At DIY Network, Texas Flip and Move follows three teams of real estate risk-takers who race against time to renovate homes, move them to a new lot and flip them for the biggest profit. In this competition, the teams buy dilapidated houses at auction and move the structures off the property that day—a task that can be downright dangerous. DIY Network also delivers a different kind of adrenalin rush with Garage Gold. The series follows Kraig Bantle and his team as they clean out junk-filled spaces for free—with a twist: homeowners get the tidy garage and Kraig gets to keep whatever treasures he finds. And, for those who prefer dream properties built in the wilderness, Building Alaska showcases the construction of off-the-grid the homes.
ABOUT HGTV & DIY NETWORK
America’s leading home and lifestyle brand, HGTV features a top-rated cable network that is distributed to more than 96 million U.S. households and the HGTV website, HGTV.com, the nation’s leading online home-and-garden destination that attracts an average of four million unique visitors per month. DIY Network, currently in more than 58 million homes, covers a broad range of programming, including home improvement and landscaping. The network’s award-winning website, DIYNetwork.com, consistently ranks among America's top home and garden Internet destinations for entertaining videos and home improvement advice. Headquartered in Knoxville, Tenn., HGTV and DIY Network are owned by Scripps Networks Interactive, Inc. (SNI).
For immediate release
May 19, 2015
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Scripps Networks Interactive, Inc. (NYSE: SNI), one of the world’s leading developers of lifestyle content for television, Internet and mobile, has priced the public offering of $1.5 billion in aggregate principal amount of senior unsecured notes. The Senior Notes consist of the following tranches:
• $600 million in aggregate principal amount of 2.80 percent notes due 2020, at a price equal to 99.659 percent of the principal amount
• $400 million in aggregate principal amount of 3.50 percent notes due 2022, at a price equal to 99.69 percent of the principal amount
• $500 million in aggregate principal amount of 3.95 percent notes due 2025, at a price equal to 99.81 percent of the principal amount
Scripps Networks Interactive intends to use the net proceeds from this offering, as well as cash on hand and borrowings under its revolving credit facility, to complete the acquisition of Polish media company TVN, to refinance certain TVN debt and for general corporate purposes. The sale of the senior unsecured notes is expected to close on June 2, 2015, subject to customary closing conditions.
The joint book-running managers for the offering are J.P. Morgan Securities LLC; Merrill Lynch Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated; Mitsubishi UFJ Securities (USA), Inc.; and Wells Fargo Securities, LLC.
The offering of Senior Notes is being made pursuant to an effective shelf registration statement filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission.
The offering of Senior Notes will be made only by means of a prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus, copies of which may be obtained, when available, from the SEC website at www.sec.gov. Alternatively, the underwriters or Scripps Networks Interactive will arrange to send these documents to interested parties if requested by contacting:
• J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, 383 Madison Avenue, New York, New York, 10179,
Attention: Investment Grade Syndicate Desk, 3rd Floor,
telephone collect at 212-834-4533
• Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated, 222 Broadway, 11th Floor,
New York, NY 10038, Attention: Prospectus Department, Call toll-free 800-294-1322 or email email@example.com
• Mitsubishi UFJ Securities (USA), Inc., 1633 Broadway, 29th Floor, New York, NY, 10019-6708
Attn: Capital Markets Group, Toll-free #: 877-649-6848
• Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, 608 2nd Avenue, South Minneapolis, MN 55402,
Attn: WFS Customer Service, Call toll-free 800-645-3751 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Scripps Networks Interactive Investor Relations at 1-865-694-2700 or by written request to Scripps Network Interactive, 9721 Sherrill Blvd., Knoxville Tenn. 37932, Attn: Investor Relations.
This announcement is neither an offer to sell nor a solicitation of an offer to buy any of the Senior Notes referred to above. No offer to sell or solicitation of an offer to buy such Senior Notes shall be made in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful.
About Scripps Networks Interactive
Scripps Networks Interactive, Inc. (the “Company”) 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 Company’s 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, Tenn.
This press release contains certain forward-looking statements rela
For immediate release
May 13, 2015
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – The board of directors of Scripps Networks Interactive Inc. (NYSE: SNI) has declared a quarterly dividend of 23 cents ($0.23) per share payable on June 10, 2015, to shareholders of record at the close of business on May 29, 2015.
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CHEVY CHASE, Md.-- May 13, 2015 – Who will be the next Travel Channel Star?
After reviewing over 1,000 entries from travel enthusiasts across the country, Travel Channel has narrowed the search to the top 15 contestants. Each with their own take on travel, these wanna-be hosts bring many areas of expertise and perspective on how they would explore the world. The professions they are willing to leave behind include part-time poll worker, personal trainer and high school science teacher.
In the 15 five-minute webisodes, three judges and host Bert Kreischer, professional fun-seeker and host of “Trip Flip,” provide colorful commentary and feedback about each audition.
Did the judges get it right? Fans can vote for their favorite contender on TravelChannel.com’s “Travel Channel Star” page and on Twitter using #travelchannelstar until Friday, May 15. The top five will be revealed on Travel Channel’s website on Monday, May 25 with additional commentary from Kreischer and the judges.
The winner of 2015’s “Travel Channel Star” will host their own five-part series on TravelChannel.com and will be named in a one-hour special, hosted by Kreischer, on Travel Channel later this year.
The top 15 contestants competing for the “Travel Channel Star” title (in alphabetical order by first name):
Blake Jeffers – Savannah, Ga.
Travel Specialty: Earthy Travel
Current Occupation: High school science teacher
Chris Wagner – Lansing, Kan.
Travel Specialty: Fitness
Current Occupation: Personal trainer
Christie Rojo – Santa Barbara, Calif.
Travel Specialty: Spirituality
Current Occupation: Church Youth Ministry
Gaby Barragán – Santa Monica, Calif.
Travel Specialty: Dance
Current Occupation: Barback
Janel Koloski – Greensburg, Penn.
Travel Specialty: Fearless Traveler
Current Occupation: Nanny and personal assistant
Jimmy Taylor – Montmorency, Australia
Travel Specialty: Adventure
Current Occupation: Actor and personal trainer
Juliana Jurenas – Annandale, Va.
Travel Specialty: Off the Beaten Path
Current Occupation: Actress, receptionist and waitress
Martice Sutton – Philadelphia, Penn.
Travel Specialty: Budget Travel
Current Occupation: Founder, Girls Going Global
Nick Leighton – San Francisco, Calif.
Travel Specialty: Embalmed Bodies of Communist Dictators
Current Occupation: Business consultant, realtor and freelance journalist
Ricky Moreno – Las Vegas, Nev.
Travel Specialty: Fish Out of Water
Current Occupation: Tour manager
Saundra Dunson-Franks – Atlanta, Ga.
Travel Specialty: Baby Boomers’ Bucket List
Current Occupation: Part-time poll worker
Tara Malone – Hatboro, Penn.
Travel Specialty: Solo Travel
Current Occupation: Account Executive
Tarique Connelly – Philadelphia, Penn.
Travel Specialty: Outside the Box
Current Occupation: Direct sales representative
Tony Nagatani – Honolulu, Hawaii
Travel Specialty: Fusion
Current Occupation: Video editor
Veronica Jacob – Newberry, S.C.
Travel Specialty: Cultural Immersion
Current Occupation: Law school graduate
TRAVEL CHANNEL is a multiplatform travel lifestyle brand with the core mission of providing inspiring and compelling programming that takes viewers beyond their everyday destinations, making the unfamiliar familiar, whether it's around the world or around the block. A dual feed network that is also available in HD, Travel Channel is the world’s leading travel media brand, and is available in over 94 million U.S. cable homes. Owned and operated by Scripps Networks Interactive (NYSE: SNI), Travel Channel has offices in Chevy Chase, Md., and New York, N.Y. Scripps Networks Interactive (NYSE: SNI) also owns and operates HGTV, DIY Network, Food Network, Cooking Channel and Great American Country.
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