Scripps to discuss business strategy at Smith Barney Citigroup conference

Tue, December 30, 2003 by Tim Stautberg

CINCINNATI – Kenneth W. Lowe, president and CEO of The E.W. Scripps Company and Joseph G. NeCastro, senior vice president and chief financial officer, will discuss the company’s business strategy Tuesday, Jan. 6, during the Smith Barney Citigroup Entertainment, Media and Telecom Conference in Phoenix. The Scripps presentation will be made at 11:45 a.m. MST and will focus on the company’s national television networks. The audio from the presentation will be Web cast live via the Scripps Web site at www.scripps.com. A replay will be available via the Investor Relations section of the Scripps Web site for 30 days.Celebrating its 125th anniversary, The E.W. Scripps Company is a diverse media concern with interests in newspaper publishing, broadcast television, national television networks, interactive media and television-retailing. Scripps operates 21 daily newspapers, 10 broadcast TV stations, four cable and satellite television programming services and a home shopping network. All of the company’s media businesses provide content and advertising services via the Internet.Scripps Networks brands include Home & Garden Television, Food Network, DIY -- Do It Yourself Network and Fine Living. HGTV reaches about 84 million U.S. television households and Food Network can be seen in about 83 million households. Scripps Networks Web sites include FoodNetwork.com, hgtv.com, DIYnetwork.com and fineliving.com. Scripps Networks programming can be seen in 33 countries. The company’s home shopping subsidiary, Shop At Home Network, markets a growing range of consumer goods directly to television viewers and visitors to the Shop At Home Web site, shopathometv.com. Shop At Home reaches about 46 million full-time equivalent U.S. households.Scripps also operates Scripps Howard News Service and United Media, which is the worldwide licensing and syndication home of PEANUTS and DILBERT.

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