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New Scripps channels on VIZIO’s WatchFree+

VIZIO has added four additional free channels from The EW Scripps Company including ION, ION Mystery, Bounce XL and Grit Xtra. VIZIO users across the US can now access these Scripps network channels on VIZIO’s free streaming service, WatchFree+: “We are pleased to be working with Scripps to expand their content offering on VIZIO, helping […]

August 31, 2022

Scripps heads Political CTV Consortium

A group of local US broadcasters led by The E.W. Scripps Company have come together to serve political advertisers with broad audience reach on connected TV platforms during what’s expected to be a record election-spending year. Cox Media Group, Capitol Broadcasting Company, Graham Media Group and other broadcasters are participating in the initiative. “Collectively, we […]

April 6, 2022

Haystack News adds Newsy

Haystack News, the ad-supported streaming news service in the US, has launched a live stream of Newsy, the national news network owned by The E.W. Scripps Company. The national news network serves its audiences with 14 news bureaus across the country staffed by experienced journalists providing 17 hours of daily news. In addition to expanded […]

October 28, 2021

Xandr launches Premium Video Catalogue

Xandr, AT&T’s advanced advertising company, has announced the launch of its Premium Video Catalogue, providing access to over 1,400 always-on, one-to-one video and connected TV deals from media owners and distributors across devices, content categories, formats, and app types, and over 2,500 off-the-shelf audience deals spanning demographic, viewership behaviours, and household attributes. Conceptualised by Xandr’s […]

October 1, 2021

Scripps making Newsy an OTA network

The E.W. Scripps Company will soon launch its OTT news network Newsy over the air (OTA) as well – serving the free, growing OTA market of cord-cutting self-bundlers in the US. Newsy’s distribution OTA will make it the only American news television network with ubiquitous OTT and OTA distribution. At its launch on October 1st, […]

April 7, 2021

Scripps acquires ION Media for $2.65bn

The E.W. Scripps Company is buying US national broadcast network ION Media for $2.65 billion (€2.27bn), combining the business with Scripps’ Katz networks and Newsy to create a full-scale national television networks business. Scripps says that ION reaches more than 100 million homes through over-the-air and pay TV platforms and has consistently achieved annual revenue […]

September 25, 2020

SiriusXM buying Stitcher app from Scripps

US pay-radio giant SiriusXM is close to buying Stitcher, a podcast application owned by E W Scripps. Podcasts are increasingly important and Spotify, a major rival to SiriusXM, and its sister service Pandora is increasingly dominating the podcast market. Stitcher will give SiriusXM a foothold in the sector and sit alongside Simplecast which SiriusXM acquired […]

July 7, 2020By Chris Forrester