21 January 2009

CINCINNATI, Jan. 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Kenneth W. Lowe, chairman,president and CEO of Scripps Networks Interactive, will be honored by ThePaley Center for Media at its annual Gala Evening in New York on Tuesday, Feb.24 at Cipriani 42nd in New York City.

The Paley Center for Media is recognizing Lowe for his work pioneeringlifestyle entertainment in the food and shelter categories through thecreation of HGTV and Scripps Networks. Lowe is being honored along with WPP'sChief Executive Sir Martin Sorrell.

"Ken Lowe and Sir Martin Sorrell are innovative leaders, highly respectedfor the energy, focus and direction they provide at the helm of businesseswith far reaching assets and impact," said Pat Mitchell, president and chiefexecutive officer of The Paley Center for Media. "Ken quite literally changedthe cable landscape with the launch of the successful Scripps Networks, andSir Martin created the world's largest advertising conglomerate for the globalmarketplace. Both men are dynamic and entrepreneurial individuals who continuethe legacy that William S. Paley established at The Paley Center for Media tohonor and celebrate."

Under Lowe's stewardship, Scripps Networks Interactive has become thenation's leading provider of television programming and Internet content thatfocuses on food and shelter. Lowe founded and launched HGTV and oversaw theacquisition and transformation of the Food Network into an American popculture phenomenon. Lowe also presided over the launches of DIY and FineLiving Networks and the acquisition of Great American Country (GAC). Lowe alsolaid the groundwork for and guided the development of the company's leadinginteractive food and shelter category businesses and oversaw the acquisitionsof leading online comparison shopping services Shopzilla and uSwitch.

Past Paley Center gala honorees include Alan Alda, Julie Andrews, StevenBochco, Kevin S. Bright, David Brinkley, Tom Brokaw, Jerry Bruckheimer, CarolBurnett, James Burrows, Sid Caesar, Marcy Carsey, Peter Chernin, David Crane,Ted Danson, Dick Ebersol, the cast and writers of Everybody Loves Raymond,Kelsey Grammer, Merv Griffin, Marta Kauffman, David E. Kelley, Leslie Moonves,Mary Tyler Moore, Jack Paar, Dan Rather, Sumner Redstone, Carl Reiner, thecast and writers of Saturday Night Live, Jerry Seinfeld, Garry Shandling,Martin Sheen, Showtime Networks Inc., Sony Corporation, Sir Howard Stringer,Barbara Walters, John Wells, Dick Wolf, Bob Wright, and Jeff Zucker.

About the Paley Center for Media

The Paley Center for Media, with locations in New York and Los Angeles,leads the discussion about the cultural, creative, and social significance oftelevision, radio, and emerging platforms for the professional community andmedia-interested public. Drawing upon its curatorial expertise, aninternational collection, and close relationships with the leaders of themedia community, the Paley Center examines the intersections between media andsociety. The general public can access the collection and participate inprograms that explore and celebrate the creativity, the innovations, thepersonalities, and the leaders who are shaping media. Through the globalprograms of its Media Council and International Council, the Paley Center alsoserves as a neutral setting where media professionals can engage in discussionand debate about the evolving media landscape. Previously known as The Museumof Television & Radio, the Paley Center was founded in 1975 by William S.Paley, a pioneering innovator in the industry. For more information, pleasevisit www.paleycenter.org.

About Scripps Networks Interactive

Scripps Networks Interactive Inc. is the leading developer of lifestyle-oriented content for television and the Internet, where on-air programming iscomplemented with online video, social media areas and e-commerce componentson companion Web sites and broadband vertical channels. The company's mediaportfolio includes: Lifestyle Media, with popular lifestyle television andInternet brands HGTV, Food Network, DIY Network, Fine Living Network andcountry music network Great American Country (GAC); and Interactive Services,with leading online search and comparison shopping services, Shopzilla anduSwitch.

SOURCE Scripps Networks Interactive

CONTACT: Mark Kroeger, Scripps Networks Interactive Inc.,+1-513-824-3227, mark.kroeger@scrippsnetworks.com

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