Tastemade


Tastemade, SBS snag TAC Studios lifestyle shows

US network Tastemade, SBS in Australia and Discovery Networks in the Middle East and Africa are among companies to have picked up programming from TAC Studios. The deals for content from TAC Studios – the production arm of The Africa Channel – will see Minjiba Entertains airing on Discovery Networks, Tastemade and SBS Food, with […]

Jamie, FoodTube and the changing face of MCNs

K7 Media’s Clare Thompson asks what the demise of Jamie Oliver’s FoodTube tells us about the changing online channels business. In September it was announced that the Jamie Oliver Media Group was to disband its FoodTube multichannel network, launched in 2013, then expanded to include DrinksTube, FamilyTube and 14 other talent-fronted channels including River Cottage, […]

Ron Howard’s Imagine receives investment

Empire coproducer Imagine Entertainment has received “a significant investment” from global merchant bank The Raine Group. This will allow LA-based producer Imagine, which Ron Howard and Brain Grazer lead, to move into branded content and digital formats. The money may also be used to finance “organic growth opportunities” and “potential acquisitions”. “With Raine’s investment, Imagine […]

Raine eyes media investment with Freston hire

Global merchant bank The Raine Group has hired former Viacom CEO Tom Freston as its eyes investments in media, entertainment and lifestyle companies. Freston’s hire as a senior advisor came as Raine completed fundraising of its second equity growth fund, Raine Partners II. The round came in at US$850 million, almost double the US$400 million […]

Scripps leads $25m YouTube food network funding round

Scripps Networks Interactive has led a US$25 million round of Series C funding in US YouTube channel and digital food network Tastemade. Participation in the round also came from Liberty Media, Comcast Ventures, Redpoint Ventures and Raine Ventures. California-based Tastemade makes millennial-targeted, food-related content that appears in more than a dozen languages across sites like […]