HGTV (also referred to as Home & Garden Television), is a cable-television channel operating in the United States and Canada, broadcasting a variety of home-and-garden improvement, maintenance, renovation, craft and remodeling shows. It also operates the HGTV.com website. Like its sister channels (the Cooking Channel, the DIY Network, the Food Network, Great American Country and the Travel Channel), the channel belongs to Scripps Networks Interactive, headquartered in Knoxville, Tennessee. The channel sponsors the annual HGTV Dream Home giveaway. Kenneth W. Lowe (then a radio executive with The E.W. Scripps Company and subsequently the chief executive officer of Scripps Networks Interactive) envisioned HGTV in 1992. With modest financial support from the E.W. Scripps board he purchased Cinetel, a small video-production company in Knoxville as the base and production hub of the new network.
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