DISH Network inks contract renewal with Scripps Networks Interactive

DISH Network on Tuesday announced its multi-year contract renewal with Scripps Networks Interactive to improve customer experience.

DISH customers will have access to Scripps Networks’ entire content portfolio, including new and expanded digital rights.

The agreement includes over-the-top (OTT) multi-stream rights for live and Video-on-Demand content. In addition, the long term agreement also expands DISH’s distribution of authenticated live and Video-on-Demand Scripps Networks programming on Internet-connected devices.

The renewal agreement applies to the entire suite of Scripps Networks channels, including: HGTV, DIY Network, Food Network, Cooking Channel, Travel Channel and Great American Country.

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Joseph P. Clayton, DISH president and CEO, said: “The OTT rights allow access to Scripps Networks content through a future multi-stream subscription service of linear and Video-on-Demand content. With this capability, the content will be available to an untapped segment of customers that is seeking a flexible, content-driven, Internet-accessible service.”

DISH said the renewal expands the authenticated Scripps Networks programming available to DISH customers at home or on-the-go via Internet-connected devices – televisions, computers, smartphones, tablets, gaming consoles and other devices.

DISH customers will be able to use the DISH Anywhere app, dishanywhere.com and Scripps Networks’ web properties and apps to view live, Video-on-Demand and full-season content.

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