Food Network Asia and Off the Fence conduct “Ku De Ta”

The Scripps Networks International channel will premiere its first locally commissioned hour on April 18.
April 4, 2011

Scripps Networks International will premiere the first locally commissioned one-hour special for Food Network Asia on April 18, with the debut of A Culinary Coup: The Launch of Ku De Ta.

Produced by the Singapore office of Off the Fence, the program follows the exploits of Chef Dan Segall as he and his team frantically attempt to successfully launch a new restaurant on the 57th floor of the Marina Bay Sands hotel in Singapore in a matter of weeks.

At a press event in Cannes for MIPTV, Scripps’ vice president of international programming and development Mary Ellen Iwata said the special will also air domestically on Cooking Channel in September and on Food Network UK.

Food Network Asia, launched in 2010, is carried in Singapore, Malaysia, Taiwan and the Philippines. It has previously aired a mix of Food Network hits from the U.S. as well as locally produced shorts.

Scripps Networks International is also celebrating the first anniversary of its international roll-out of Fine Living Network (FLN) by launching five new series on the channel, carried in 31 territories globally. The series include Bazaar; Adventure Golf; State of Style: 2011 Spring/Summer Collection; Design School; and Color Splash.


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