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SBS’s Food Network channel set for November launch

Australian broadcaster SBS has inked a commercial partnership and program licensing deal with Scripps Networks Interactive to launch a 24/7 Food Network channel down under. (Pictured: chef Curtis Stone)
October 22, 2015

Australian broadcaster SBS has inked a commercial partnership and program licensing deal with Scripps Networks Interactive to launch a 24/7 Food Network channel down under.

The network is to debut on November 17 at 1 p.m. AEDT. Programming will include a selection of local Australian productions as well as programming from Scripps’ food category including “food-inspired entertainment and travel, and home cooking from all around the world.”

Several shows featuring Melbourne-born chef Curtis Stone (pictured) will air across the channel, including the sun-and-surf-inspired series Beach Eats USA, cooking competition series Kitchen Inferno and Australia-focused Surfing the Menu.

Scripps programs to be broadcast on the network include Rachael Ray’s 30 Minute MealsGiada at HomeReza: Spice Prince of Vietnam, Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern, Chopped and Diners, Drive Ins & Dives.

The 24/7 channel will be available on free-to-air channel 33, and all programs will also be accessible online via SBS On Demand. Chris Keely serves as channel manager.

About The Author
Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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