Cooks and food enthusiasts have much to celebrate with the news that SBS will dish up a 24/7 menu of food inspiration when it launches its new television channel, Food Network, dedicated to the world of food on Tuesday, 17 November 2015.
Food Network will be available to all Australians across the country free of charge when it goes live.
Serving up an appetising selection of food programs handpicked from around the world, Food Network is set to entertain and inspire Australia’s many everyday food lovers. Cooking programs featuring some of the world’s most popular food personalities will get people around the country slicing, dicing, stirring and sizzling, and tastebuds will tingle as audiences are taken on culinary adventures across the globe.
Announcing the details of the channel, SBS Managing Director Michael Ebeid said: “SBS has a proud reputation for delivering distinctive food programming that allows Australians to delve into different cultures, and today we’re excited to reveal the next course in our food menu. Food Network will offer a taste of something more, with a focus on simple, authentic and accessible everyday food inspiration from around the world, available all day, every day, across platforms, and for free.”
Australia’s Curtis Stone will be a star ingredient in Food Network’s programming mixwith several of his shows to be featured on the channel. The popular and passionate Aussie chef is set to get mouths watering and adrenalin pumping across the country with his sun-and-surf-inspired seriesBeach Eats USA, along with his hit, high risk cooking competition series Kitchen Inferno, and his much-loved Australian series, Surfing the Menu.
Other program highlights include home cooking inspiration with Rachael Ray’s 30 Minute Meals and Giada at Home; food-inspired travel and culinary adventure programs Reza: Spice Prince of Vietnam, Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern and Diners, Drive Ins & Dives; and gastronomic food entertainment including the hugely successful Chopped hosted by Ted Allen, sourced through an output deal and licensing agreement with Scripps Networks Interactive, the world’s leading producer of high quality engaging lifestyle content.
Scripps Networks’ global lifestyle media portfolio includes popular brands Food Network, Cooking Channel, Asian Food Channel, Fine Living Network, Travel Channel, HGTV and DIY. Scripps Networks are supplying programming from across the food category including food-inspired entertainment and travel, and home cooking from all around the world.
Alongside this enticing mix of global content, Food Network will also feature some of SBS’s much-loved locally made programs starring some of Australia’s favourite foodie faces.
Food Network is also inviting Australian audiences to share their own food adventures and endeavours on social media. Whether it’s a fantastic feast created for family, a delectable dessert whipped up for friends, or just a sensational spaghetti bolognese, share a photo on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #MyFoodonTV and it could appear on the channel. Food Network will share its favourite everyday food photos on Facebook, and also put some on air for all Australians to enjoy.
Food Network will broadcast 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and will be available on free-to-air channel 33. All programs will also be available online on SBS On Demand. So mark your diaries, foodies: Tuesday, 17 November from 1pm AEDT.
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