Food Network


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 […]

Food Network dines out on new Asian deals

Food Network has secured a raft of new carriage deals in Asia. The Scripps Networks Interactive-owned channel will now be carried on the now TV platform in Hong Kong, Indovision in Indonesia and, in the same territory, on OkeVision and Play Media. SNI said the foodie and lifestyle channel, which first launched in the region […]

Scripps confirms EMEA distribution hire

Scripps Networks International has confirmed the hire of Jo Lovell who joins its distribution team. TBI first reported Lovell had joined Scripps from A+E at the end of last year. Scripps said this morning that Lovell has taken the position of director of international programme licensing and distribution, EMEA. She will work out of Scripps’ […]

Snapchat signs up TV partners for Discover launch

Mobile messaging service Snapchat has partnered with a host of major TV broadcasters and publishers to launch a new in-app feature called Snapchat Discover. Discover will let Snapchat users explore stories from different professional editorial teams, with media partners already signed up to the service including National Geographic, Vice Media, Yahoo News, Comedy Central, CNN, […]

Scripps poaches Luff from Discovery to run EMEA

Lifestyle channels operator Scripps Networks Interactive has brought in Discovery executive Phillip Luff to run its EMEA business. As managing director, Scripps Networks UK & EMEA, Luff will replace Jon Sichel, who is returning to the US to take a newly-created commercial role. Luff (left) joins from Discovery where he was most recently running the […]

Fairbairn exits as Scripps takes channels in-house

Kathy Fairbairn, the director of programming for Food Network and Fine Living and the former JimJam boss, has exited AMC Networks after the channels’ owner, Scripps Network Interactive, took its operation back in-house. The Scripps channels had been operated by Chello Zone, the channel operator that was part of Chellomedia, which was acquired by AMC […]

Scripps agrees European deal with Liberty Global

Scripps Networks UK and EMEA has agreed a multi-territory distribution deal with Liberty Global for Food Network, Travel Channel and Fine Living. The multi-year deal will see the renewal of existing Scripps Networks channels across Liberty Global’s territories, and will provide the option for Liberty Global to add Food Network and Fine Living in a […]

OSN bulks up OTT with new channels

Middle East pay TV provider OSN has added three new linear channels to its OTT TV service OSN Play and, separately, has claimed a 60% increase in subscriber registrations and a fourfold increase in viewership for the platform. OSN has added BSkyB’s news channel Sky News, AMC Networks-owned kids channel JimJam and Scripps Networks’ Food […]