Food Network


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 […]

Scripps signs up Channel 4 shows

Scripps Networks International has acquired a package of British-themed programmes to its global Food Network and Travel Channel stations. Food Network will get eight shows including Jamie’s 15 Minute Meals and How to Cook Like Heston, while Travel Channel will air A Place in the Sun and Celebrity Coach Trip. SNI’s Steve Fright and Kathy […]

Scripps profits slip in Travel Channel write-down

Channel operator Scripps Networks Interactive saw profits drop year-on-year in Q4 after writing down the value of the company’s Travel Channel International business by US$24.7 million. Announcing results for the three and 12 months ending December 31, Scripps also said that in Q4 it also wrote-down the value of RealGravity – an online video platform […]

Food Network orders first EMEA Chopped remake

Food Network has commissioned a version of its culinary competition format Chopped in South Africa – the first time the Scripps-owned channels has produced it outside North America. Chopped South Africa will follow the same format as the popular US original, which runs on Food Networks around the world. This will see four local chefs […]