WEA signs distribution deal with Scripps Networks


WEA Corp., Warner Music Group's U.S. sales and retail distribution company, and Scripps Networks, parent of HGTV and Food Network, announced a deal to market and distribute select DVD titles of its programs.

The first titles available are from Food Network and include episodes of "30 Minute Meals" with Rachael Ray, "Paula's Home Cooking", "Boy Meets Grill" and "Quick Fix Meals". As part of the agreement, WEA will subsequently distribute DVD content from all of Scripps' other lines of lifestyle brands including HGTV, DIY Network, Fine Living and Great American Country.

Said Doug Hurst, SVP/GM for Non-Linear Distribution, Scripps Networks: "As our company continues to grow and evolve, teaming with a strong distributor such as WEA allows us to have our leading lifestyle content and popular programs available on DVD in a variety of national retail outlets."