DIY, Charter Sign Digital Deal


Scripps Networks has reached a multiyear carriage agreement with Charter
Communications Inc. that will place Do It Yourself in 2 million of the MSO's
digital homes by the end of 2003.

The agreement will put the service in such large Charter markets as St.
Louis; Los Angeles; Fort Worth, Texas; and Madison, Wis.

A spokeswoman for DIY, now in nearly 10 million homes, said the deal expands
an extant digital pact between Charter and the network.

The spokeswoman said DIY has set carriage contracts with seven of the top 10
MSOs, as well as satellite providers EchoStar Communications Corp. and DirecTV