Scripps Networks Inks Distribution Deal with AT&T


KNOXVILLE/NEW YORK: Scripps Networks Interactive has signed a multiplatform agreement with AT&T for the continued distribution of Scripps channels both live and on demand for DIRECTV and AT&T U-verse customers.

The multiyear deal includes programming from HGTV, Food Network, Travel Channel, DIY Network, Cooking Channel and Great American Country. The two companies are also expanding the digital rights to include the networks on the DIRECTV NOW and DIRECTV Freeview streaming services when they launch later this year.

“This agreement forwards the goal of Scripps Networks Interactive to make our valued content available to consumers at the time and on the device of their choosing,” said Henry Ahn, the president of content distribution and marketing at Scripps Networks Interactive. “We value our ongoing and expanding relationship with AT&T and DIRECTV, and look forward to working together to expand consumer choice and convenience.”

“Through this new, expansive agreement our customers will be able to enjoy the entire family of Scripps Networks content virtually anytime, anywhere across all AT&T platforms,” added Dan York, the chief content officer for AT&T. “Scripps Networks’ content will deliver more value as an important part of AT&T’s new DIRECTV NOW and DIRECTV Freeview streaming services.”