COO, uLive, Scripps Networks Interactive

Rabid fans of Scripps nets including HGTV, Food Network and DIY can’t get enough of their favorite lifestyle content. Ever-savvy Choi Owens spearheads the digital strategy that not only meets the demand for multiplatform engagement, but is creating some solid new revenue streams for Scripps. Her latest jewel is uLive, the recently launched digital destination that’s home not only to a library of Scripps content but original, web-only hub short- and long-form programming from network talent. Always on the lookout for ways to innovate, Choi Owens points to the CBS-TWC standoff as the year’s biggest cable story, which “highlighted the issues between media companies and pay-TV distributors over programming costs and digital rights.”

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C-band Auction Concludes

The C-band auction officially came to a close Friday after 97 rounds of bidding that grossed just under $81bln, cementing its place as the highest-grossing spectrum auction held in the US. FCC chairman Ajit

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