Food Network


Scripps names ex-AOL exec as Lat Am chief

Scripps Networks Interactive has hired media and technology veteran Eduardo Hauser as its managing director, Latin America and the Caribbean. He replaces Marcio Fonseca, who a Scripps spokesperson said left the company a few months back. Hauser joins the US-based company on March 7, and will work out of its Miami office. He will oversee […]

Scripps opens digital lifestyle studio

Scripps Networks Interactive has created a digital production studio focusing on lifestyle content for multiple platforms. Scripps Lifestyle Studios will work with marketing teams from Scripps cable channels HGTV, Food Network and Travel Channel to create video, live digital events and written editorial. Vikki Neil will lead the division, which will have physical bases in […]

Food Network EMEA preps Paul Hollywood series

Food Network’s channels in the UK and EMEA will next year get an original series fronted by The Great British Bake Off judge Paul Hollywood (pictured). Scripps Networks UK & EMEA has commissioned Paul Hollywood City Bakes, with a planned transmission date of April 2016 pencilled in. The Reef Television-produced show, which runs to ten […]

SBS, Scripps launch Oz Food Network

Australian public broadcaster SBS has partnered with Scripps Networks Interactive to launch a version of the latter’s Food Network down under. The 24/7 free-to-air channel will launch locally on Tuesday, November 17 at 1pm local time on EPG channel 33, with all programming also available via SBS On Demand. Australian chef Curtis Stone will have […]

Scripps hires ex-Discovery Asia chief for UK

Scripps Networks Interactive has hired former Discovery Networks Asia Pacific boss Kevin Dickie as senior VP, channels for the UK and EMEA. Dickie (pictured) exited his post as SVP of Discovery’s Asia Pacific content group last year in a restructure that also saw the exit of high-ranking communications executive Charles Yap. He has been working […]

Food Network chief Johnson retires

Brooke Johnson is to retire from her post as president of Scripps Networks Interactive’s lifestyle channels, which include Food Network. She has been with the US-based cable group for twelve years, overseeing the launch of programme franchises such as Chopped, Cutthroat Kitchen and Food Network Star. Under her remit was the flagship Food Network channel, […]

Seven, Scripps, Shaw join Windfall series

Australia’s Seven Network, Scripps Networks UK & EMEA and Food Network in Canada are all attached to a new 13x30mins lifestyle series from British indie Windfall Films. Big Kitchens will look at the logistics, cuisine and characters at some of the world’s biggest and most extreme restaurants, including an Emirate Airlines kitchen with more than […]

Scripps Networks Lat Am ups pair

Scripps Networks Latin America has promoted a pair of executives as it continues to roll out Food Network across the region. Adriana Alcântara (left) has been upped from director to VP, marketing and production, while Claudia Clauhs (below, right) rises from director to VP, programming. They are both based in São Paulo and report directly […]

Scripps EMEA, Asia Pac join Canuck show

Scripps Networks’ UK & EMEA and Asia Pacific units have come on board Canadian culinary series Bake with Anna Olson. The Scripps Networks International subsidiaries have co-commissioned season two of the Peace Point Entertainment-produced show, which Shaw Media-backed Food Network in Canada originally ordered. Pastry chef Anna Olson front the series, showing viewers how to […]

Gusto adds spice to foodie market

“There is no owners manual that comes with a broadcast license,” says Knight Enterprises’ Chris Knight about his fledgling food channel Gusto. Still less than 18 months old, it has cornered the classic food TV market and having moved into originals, was at MIPTV with two series, A is for Apple (below) and One World […]