Food Network

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 […]

Lifestyle channels boost Scripps’ results

Channel operator Scripps Networks Interactive reported strong third quarter results, which chairman, president and CEO Kenneth W. Lowe (below) attributed to the popularity of its lifestyle networks. The firm, which owns channel brands including HGTV, DIY Network, Food Network, Cooking Channel and Travel Channel, reported consolidated revenues for the quarter of US$617 million – up […]

New European launch for Food Network

Scripps Networks International has launched Food Network in Croatia and widened Travel Channel distribution in the country, after signing a deal with Vipnet. Both networks will be carried by Vipnet – which runs two TV platform brands in Croatia, VipTV and, and delivers content over cable, satellite, IPTV and OTT. Scripps said that Food […]

Bravo searches for America’s Best Restaurant with Ramsay prodco

NBCUniversal-owned cable net Bravo has acquired America’s Best Restaurant, a new series from Gordon Ramsay’s prodco One Potato Two Potato. The 11x60mins food competition series will be fronted by a “soon-to-be-announced top US chef and restaurateur”. It will pit some of the US’s top restaurants against each other to unearth which offers the best all-round […]

Lovefilm signs Scripps Networks Interactive lifestyle deal

Amazon-owned video-on-demand service Lovefilm has signed a deal with Scripps Networks Interactive to offer UK viewers food and lifestyle TV content from Food Network and Travel Channel. The deal marks Lovefilm Instant’s first move into the lifestyle and cooking genres, and includes shows such as Man Vs. Food Nation, Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern, Restaurant: […]

Scripps dishes up Turkish Food Network

Scripps Networks Interactive’s Food Network has launched in Turkey. The SD and HD service has launched on the D-Smart platform and will reach 700,000 of the pay TV operator’s subscribers. The channel is DSmart’s Extended Basic tier and the HD version will be carried on an exclusive basis. The carriage deal follows an exclusive agreement […]

Food Network to launch in Greece

Scripps Networks Interactive has rolled out Food Network in Greece for the first time, with the network available on the Hellas Online IPTV network. Jon Sichel, managing director of Scripps EMEA said: “This deal is another key milestone in Scripps’ strategy to expand the European footprint of our unique lifestyle channels.” Scripps Networks Interactive’s Travel […]

Leopard Films USA poaches Food Network’s Jordan Harman

Leopard Films USA, the Argonon-owned production company has poached Food Network executive Jordan Harman to become vice president of development. Subsequently, Lauren Deen, producer of series including Lifetime’s Cook Yourself Thin, has been promoted to vice president of development and original programming following her appointment earlier this year. Harman will be responsible for managing the […]