Association continues to expand membership with addition of U.S. channels to its monitoring program

(DENVER) October 4, 2022 — The International Broadcaster Coalition Against Piracy (IBCAP) today
announced its newest member, The E.W. Scripps Company. The addition of Scripps marks IBCAP’s
initial expansion into piracy protection for U.S. television channels, including popular channels such as
Ion, Bounce and CourtTV.

“With this addition, IBCAP is now offering anti-piracy protection services to U.S. channels, beginning with
the full suite of Scripps channels,” said Chris Kuelling, executive director of IBCAP. “Our lab monitors
hundreds of services offered through set-top boxes for existing IBCAP members and increasingly detects
piracy of U.S. channels on those services. We have succeeded in disrupting or entirely removing other
IBCAP member content from those services, and we are pleased to now expand that protection to
Scripps channels.”

“By joining IBCAP, we are enhancing our content protection strategy by leveraging IBCAP’s lab and
know-how to shut down unauthorized providers of our content,” said Dave Giles, senior vice president
and deputy general counsel for Scripps. “We have a robust and effective anti-piracy strategy already in
place, but by becoming part of the IBCAP alliance, we look forward to adding additional levels of content
protection, particularly for the multicultural-focused pirate services that are already part of IBCAP’s
enforcement efforts.”

Scripps channels under IBCAP’s protection include Bounce, Bounce XL, CourtTV, Defy, Grit, Grit Xtra,
Ion, Ion Mystery, Ion Plus, Laff, Newsy and True Real.
For more information about IBCAP membership and its benefits, please visit

International Broadcaster Coalition Against Piracy, Inc. (IBCAP) is a coalition of leading international and
U.S. content owners, broadcasters and distributors representing more than 170 television channels from
the U.S. and around the world. As the largest anti-piracy organization focused on illicit services offering
multicultural content, the non-profit organization proactively monitors and identifies unauthorized video
services, collects evidence and assists with legal actions and criminal investigations against organizations
and individuals engaging in pirate activities. IBCAP coordinates with government agencies and law
enforcement both in the U.S. and abroad, reports suspected infringers to the appropriate authorities,
initiates investigations and promotes the prosecution of persons or companies who participate in the
illegal distribution of its members’ video content. More information is available at Follow
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About Scripps
The E.W. Scripps Company is a diversified media company focused on creating a better-informed world.
As one of the nation’s largest local TV broadcasters, Scripps serves communities with quality, objective
local journalism and operates a portfolio of 61 stations in 41 markets. The Scripps Networks reach nearly
every American through the national news outlets Court TV and Newsy and popular entertainment brands
ION, Bounce, Defy TV, Grit, ION Mystery, Laff and TrueReal. Scripps is the nation’s largest holder of
broadcast spectrum. Scripps runs an award-winning investigative reporting newsroom in Washington,
D.C., and is the longtime steward of the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Founded in 1878, Scripps has
held for decades to the motto, “Give light and the people will find their own way.” More information is
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