Good Food

Exclusive: Discovery “making changes” in commissioning post-UKTV split

Discovery Networks Europe is rejigging its commissioning team on the back of its UKTV channels split with BBC Studios – a move that sees the departure of fact ent exec Steve Jones. TBI understands that Jones, an exec producer for fact ent at Discovery Networks Europe who guided a number of prominent local commissions, has […]

DRG drives into commissioning with Rachel Khoo series

Distributor DRG has furthered its commissioning drive, teaming with UKTV to co-commission cookery and lifestyle series Rachel Khoo: My Swedish Kitchen.  The 8 x 30-minute series, produced by Sweden’s NENT-owned Splay One, follows the British chef who has lived in Sweden for a number of years as she puts her twist on traditional Swedish dishes in […]

UKTV serves up foodie original ‘My Greatest Dishes’

UKTV has teamed up with 20 top UK chefs for My Greatest Dishes, a new original series for pay TV channel Good Food. Made by Sidney Street Productions, My Greatest Dishes celebrates the four most important dishes that have influenced the lives of 20 top chefs. Participants include Prue Leith, Tom Kerridge, Monica Galetti, Michel […]

UKTV’s Good Food orders Paul Hollywood travel series

UKTV has teamed up with British Bake Off star Paul Hollywood for a brand-new travelling cookery show Paul Goes to Hollywood. The new series will follow Hollywood on a road trip across the USA. It will launch in 2019 on a leading pay TV channel, Good Food, and will also air on W. Produced by […]

UKTV & Foxtel order Jack Stein’s food adventure series

UKTV’s Good Food and Foxtel Lifestyle Channel are set to partner with distributor Parade Media on a new food travel series Jack Stein: Inside the Box. Stein, the son of British celebrity chef Rick Stein, will focus on his favourite classic British dishes and endeavours to ‘flip the norm’ by creating his own ‘cooking box’ […]

UKTV restructures acquisitions & channels teams

British channels group UKTV has created five channel director posts in a restructure that looks to have knock-on effects for some key executives. Emma Ayech, Luke Hales, Gerald Casey, Adam Collings and Vicky Walker all get promotions in the rejig, effective immediately, and UKTV say the changes are reflective of a major increase in investment […]

UKTV plots uptick in originals investment

UK-based channels group UKTV plans to increase investment in its original programming this year. Richard Watsham (pictured), UKTV’s director of commissioning, said in a statement issued to TBI: “Twenty-sixteen was a landmark year for UKTV’s original output. We worked with more production companies and produced shows across more genres than ever before, which resulted in […]

UKTV buys RTÉ factual series

UK multichannel operator UKTV has acquired a pair of factual series from Irish distributor RTÉ Global. The Scripps Networks Interactive- and BBC Worldwide-owned channels group has bought 3x52mins The High Hopes Choir and 13x30mins Rachel Allen’s Coastal Cooking from RTÉ’s programme sales arm. High Hopes Choir aired on RTÉ One in December last year, and […]

UKTV goes for Gold Christmas makeover

UKTV is giving its Gold and Good Food channels a Christmas makeover. The Scripps and BBC Worldwide-owned channel operator will rebrand the channels Christmas Gold and Christmas Food throughout December to coincide with the seasonal festivities. Both channels will have new on-air rebranding and their name changes will also be reflected in the EPGs of […]

News brief: Good Food, Tricon in Donut Showdown

UK pay TV channel Good Food has acquired two seasons of Tricon Films & Televison’s pasty chef competition series Donut Showdown. The programme has also sold to Ananey in Israel, which has also acquired Green Force and season two of Deck Wars. Tricon also secured deals with the likes of Discovery in Spain, Foxtel in […]