Cincinnati -- E.W. Scripps Co. said last Friday that
Home & Garden Television was growing faster than expected, and that it will turn
profitable this year, while Food Network's losses have been less than forecast.
HGTV generated $4.6 million in cash flow during the second
quarter, after $1.2 million in expenses for brand extensions, versus a cash-flow deficit
of $1.4 million in the same period a year ago. HGTV's revenue rose 85 percent to
$24.2 million. Food had $9.9 million in revenue and a cash-flow deficit of $1.8 million.