BBCWW, Foxtel ink food, lifestyle package deal

BBC Worldwide Australia and New Zealand has licensed a number of titles, including Bill's Kitchen: Notting Hill, to Foxtel's LifeStyle Channels Group. (Pictured: Bill Granger)
October 10, 2013

BBC Worldwide Australia and New Zealand has licensed a number of titles, including Bill’s Kitchen: Notting Hill, to Foxtel’s LifeStyle Channels Group.

The lifestyle and food package deal includes five series that will air on the LifeStyle and LifeStyle Food channels.

Bill’s Kitchen: Notting Hill sees Australian chef Bill Granger (pictured above) and his family establishing their first restaurant in London’s Notting Hill, featuring Granger’s laid back approach to cooking.

Also airing on the LifeStyle channel, Paul Hollywood’s Bread focuses on making bread and stars The Great British Bake Off judge and former artisan baker, while in Jimmy’s Grow Your Own Christmas Dinner, Jimmy Doherty explores the origins of the food for Christmas, and compares the supermarket version to a traditional dinner made from scratch.

The deal also includes Rachel Allen’s Cake Diary, where Allen shows how to make cakes for every occasion, for LifeStyle Food; while Fantasy Homes by the Sea season six sees host Jenni Falconer traveling the coasts of Britain and Europe to help 10 families find their seaside dream homes.

Bill’s Kitchen: Notting Hill offers unprecedented access to one of Australia’s most popular chefs, and we are delighted to offer this and other premiere content featuring world-renowned talent exclusively to Foxtel viewers,” said Annette Kollek, BBC Worldwide ANZ sales manager, subscription television.

“It’s fantastic to have this new exclusive programming from the BBC and Bill Granger back on the LifeStyle channel, with the added bonus of getting a glimpse into the heady life in London’s Notting Hill. It is the perfect fit for LifeStyle,” added Hannah Barnes, Foxtel Lifestyle Group head of programming and commissions. “We are also excited to have Paul Hollywood’s first solo show which showcases his unique talents.”

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