Food Network launches in Panama

Scripps Networks Latin America has launched lifestyle channel Food Network in Panama via the pay-TV platform, Cable Onda. (Pictured: Chopped)
July 24, 2015

Scripps Networks Latin America has launched the Food Network in Panama.

The lifestyle channel is now available on Panamanian pay-TV platform Cable Onda in both standard and high-definition. The channel will air such series as culinary competitions Chopped (pictured), Beat Bobby Flay and Guy Fieri’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, with all programming dubbed in Spanish.

The move follows Latin American launches for Food Network on Sky in Brazil last November and across the region via DirecTV. Presently, the channel is available in more than six million homes across the region, according to Scripps.

“Food Network is the gold standard in lifestyle culinary programming and by bringing the channel to viewers in Panama, we are giving Spanish-speaking audiences more choices when it comes to watching the best food-related programming around the world,” said Márcio Fonseca, MD of Scripps Networks Latin America, in a statement.

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