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 Meals, Giada at Home, Reza: 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.