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Scripps not talking with Tribune on Food Network

NEW YORK, Oct 16 (Reuters) - E.W. Scripps Co SSP.N is not having "current discussions" over buying Tribune Co's TRB.N stake in the Food Network cable television channel, the company's chief executive said on Tuesday.

“We’ve stated many times (that) we’re always interested in obtaining the last piece of the Food Network, but at the right price,” CEO Ken Lowe said. “There are no current discussions going on.”

Tribune owns about a third of the Food Network. (Reporting by Robert MacMillan, editing by Gerald E. McCormick)

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