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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
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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