Food Network

Former Food Network boss Courtney White links with Wheelhouse for Butternut joint venture

Courtney White, the former Food Network president and HGTV GM, is launching her new prodco Butternut as a joint venture with Brent Montgomery’s Wheelhouse Entertainment. The firm will create original food, home and lifestyle content and serve as a lifestyle hub for Wheelhouse, which Montgomery launched in partnership with Jimmy Kimmel in 2018. White will […]

Food Network president steps down, HGTV’s Jane Latman expands remit

Food Network president Courtney White is stepping down to launch a new prodco, with long-standing HGTV exec Jane Latman taking up her remit. Latman, who has been president of HGTV & streaming home content since 2019, while adding responsibility for Food Network. She will start on 30 April and continues to report to Kathleen Finch, […]

Discovery signs multi-platform content deal with ‘Barefoot Contessa’ Ina Garten

Discovery has inked an exclusive multi-year deal with Ina Garten, the Barefoot Contessa, to create content across all the company’s platforms. The new deal expands beyond Garten’s existing Barefoot Contessa franchise, with projects in the works for streaming, linear and podcasts. Her first project under the deal is Be My Guest (working title), a new […]

Digging into Discovery+’s first six months in the UK

The launch of Discovery+ six months ago provided an early indication of how the factual giant’s global SVOD would look. Richard Middleton speaks to UK & Nordic boss James Gibbons about streaming, channels and why entertainment is as important as fact. The recent launch of streaming service Discovery+ has been closely watched by those with even […]

Food Network & TV chef Guy Fieri ink multi-year content deal

Discovery-owned Food Network has signed a new multi-year exclusive deal with US chef, restaurateur and TV host Guy Fieri. The three-year deal will see Fieri create more episodes of the existing shows Diners, Drive-Ins And Dives, Guy’s Grocery Games and Tournament Of Champions, as well as new projects for both Food Network and the Discovery+ […]

News round-up: Salto gets ‘Happily Married’; TVG seeks another ‘Wife Swap’; NHK 8K picks up ‘Wife Of A Spy’ and more…

Salto gets ‘Happily Married’ New French streaming platform Salto has picked up dark comedy drama series Happily Married (C’est Comme Ça Que Je T’aime) as one of its first programme acquisitions. The 10-part first season was produced by Montreal-based Productions Casablanca for Radio-Canada Télé and Tou.Tv Extra. Set in the 1970s, it recounts the “almost true” story […]

Food Network orders takeout from ‘Diners, Drive-Ins And Dives’

Discovery’s US cabler Food Network has ordered a three-part lockdown special version of Diners, Drive-Ins And Dives (aka Triple D) with host Guy Fieri. Diners, Drive-Ins And Dives: Takeout starts 24 April and will follow Fieri as he checks in with four chefs featured in the show from across the country via video-chat to see […]

Discovery expands AVOD service Dplay into UK and Ireland

Discovery is expanding its streaming service Dplay into the UK and Ireland. The AVOD service, which is currently available out of 10 countries including Italy and the Nordics, will unite content from Discovery’s six free-to-air channels, including Quest, Really, Quest Red, Home, Food Network and DMAX. The platform includes popular franchises from Discovery’s flagship free-to-air […]

Discovery launches cooking SVOD Food Network Kitchen

Discovery is launching its latest brand-focused direct-to-consumer offering via Food Network Kitchen – a major undertaking that also sees the business teaming up with Amazon.  The platform, priced at $6.99 per month, will offer live interactive cooking classes every week featuring top culinary experts, as well as grocery and equipment delivery. Overall, the service will […]

Food Network orders Blink travelogue

Discovery-owned UK channel Food Network has commissioned Blink Films for a food travelogue series featuring celebrity chef Tom Kerridge.  Tom Kerridge’s America (10 x 30 minutes) follows the Michelin-starred chef as he travels across the US in search of the nation’s favourite dishes and lesser known delicacies. The show was ordered by Clare Laycock, VP […]

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