Investment Summary

Scripps Networks Interactive and Cox Communications Invest In The Travel Channel

On November 5, 2009, Scripps Networks Interactive and Cox Communications invested in media company The Travel Channel from Cox Communications

Investment Highlights
  • This is Scripps Networks Interactive’s 1st and Cox Communications’ 4th transaction in the Media sector.
  • This is Scripps Networks Interactive’s 3rd and Cox Communications’ 4th transaction in the United States.
  • This is Scripps Networks Interactive’s 1st and Cox Communications’ 2nd transaction in Maryland.

Investment Summary

Date 2009-11-05
Target The Travel Channel
Sector Media
Investor(s) Scripps Networks Interactive
Cox Communications
Sellers(s) Cox Communications
Deal Type Stake Purchase

Target

The Travel Channel

Chevy Chase, Maryland, United States
The Travel Channel LLC is a travel media brand, and the network is available in nearly 96 million US cable homes. Its Travel Channel HD™ simulcast is distributed to almost 37 million viewers and is carried on every major provider. Travel Channel is headquartered in Chevy Chase, MD, and maintains offices in New York and Atlanta.

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Investor(S) 2

Investor

Scripps Networks Interactive

Knoxville, Tennessee, United States

Category Company
Founded 2008
Sector Media
Employees3,500
Revenue 3.4B USD (2016)
DESCRIPTION
Entrance to Scripps Networks' corporate headquarters in Knoxville, Tennessee.
Entrance to Scripps Networks' corporate headquarters in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Scripps Networks Interactive, Inc. is a developer of lifestyle oriented content for many media platforms including television, digital, mobile and publishing. Its portfolio of lifestyle brands include HGTV, DIY Network, Food Network, Cooking Channel, Travel Channel and Great American Country. Scripps was founded in 2008 and is based in Knoxville, Tennessee.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 3 of 8
Sector (Media) 1 of 5
Type (Stake Purchase) 1 of 3
State (Maryland) 1 of 2
Country (United States) 3 of 6
Year (2009) 1 of 1
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2007-08-08 Incando

Arlington, Virginia, United States

Incando Corp., provides video infrastructure technology and solutions for sharing digital video over the Internet. Our technology and professional services enable organizations to deliver enterprise video-based applications easily and cost effectively.

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FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2012-01-31 RealGravity

San Francisco, California, United States

RealGravity, Inc. is a specialist in online video publishing technologies. RealGravity develops an innovative platform that manages and publishes video content.

Buy -
Investor

Cox Communications

Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Category Company
Founded 1964
Sector Media
Employees22,530
DESCRIPTION

Cox Communications is a broadband communications and entertainment company, providing advanced digital video, Internet and telephone services over its own nationwide IP network. The third-largest U.S. cable TV company, Cox serves approximately 6 million residences and businesses. Cox Business is a facilities-based provider of voice, video and data solutions for commercial customers, and Cox Media is a full-service provider of national and local cable spot and new media advertising.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 4 of 10
Sector (Media) 4 of 4
Type (Stake Purchase) 1 of 1
State (Maryland) 2 of 2
Country (United States) 4 of 10
Year (2009) 1 of 1
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2007-05-01 The Travel Channel

Chevy Chase, Maryland, United States

The Travel Channel LLC is a travel media brand, and the network is available in nearly 96 million US cable homes. Its Travel Channel HD™ simulcast is distributed to almost 37 million viewers and is carried on every major provider. Travel Channel is headquartered in Chevy Chase, MD, and maintains offices in New York and Atlanta.

Buy -
FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2013-09-04 EasyTEL Communications

Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States

EasyTEL Communications, Inc. is a provider of voice, data and video services to commercial customers in the Tulsa market.

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Seller(S) 1

SELLER

Cox Communications

Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Category Company
Founded 1964
Sector Media
Employees22,530
DESCRIPTION

Cox Communications is a broadband communications and entertainment company, providing advanced digital video, Internet and telephone services over its own nationwide IP network. The third-largest U.S. cable TV company, Cox serves approximately 6 million residences and businesses. Cox Business is a facilities-based provider of voice, video and data solutions for commercial customers, and Cox Media is a full-service provider of national and local cable spot and new media advertising.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 1 of 2
Sector (Media) 1 of 1
Type (Stake Purchase) 1 of 1
State (Maryland) 1 of 1
Country (United States) 1 of 2
Year (2009) 1 of 1
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2007-05-01 The Travel Channel

Chevy Chase, Maryland, United States

The Travel Channel LLC is a travel media brand, and the network is available in nearly 96 million US cable homes. Its Travel Channel HD™ simulcast is distributed to almost 37 million viewers and is carried on every major provider. Travel Channel is headquartered in Chevy Chase, MD, and maintains offices in New York and Atlanta.

Buy -
FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2013-09-04 EasyTEL Communications

Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States

EasyTEL Communications, Inc. is a provider of voice, data and video services to commercial customers in the Tulsa market.

Buy -