Discovery strikes deal with C4 for Jamie Oliver content

Discovery has signed a significant deal with the UK’s Channel 4 to acquire a catalogue of Jamie Oliver and other lifestyle programming for Food Network, its free-to-air lifestyle and entertainment channel.

The deal includes thirteen new titles and the relicense of eight previously acquired titles.

Food Network will now carry Jamie’s Quick & Easy FoodJamie’s Money Saving MealsJamie’s Super FoodJamie Cooks Summerand Christmas specials Jamie’s Festive FeastJamie’s Ultimate ChristmasNigella Christmas SpecialRiver Cottage Christmas SpecialJamie’s Christmas EveJamie’s Family Christmas and Jamie’s Italian Christmas.

Relicensed titles include Jamie DoesJamie’s American Road TripJamie’s Comfort FoodJamie’s Great EscapeJamie’s Ministry of FoodJamie & Jimmy’s Friday Night Feast and Jamie’s Cracking Christmas.

Jamie Watkins, content sourcing and acquisitions manager at Discovery said: “Jamie Oliver is a much-loved talent and we’re delighted to complete the deal with Channel 4, bringing Food Network fans more of his most popular cooking shows.”

Karla Berry, senior manager, 4 Distribution at Channel 4 added: “We’re really pleased to build upon our long-standing distribution relationship with Discovery with a great package of high-quality food programming, and delighted to be extending the audiences of these popular shows even further via their Food Network channel.”