Canadian food and lifestyle network Gusto TV will produce more than 100 hours of original culinary programming in 2015.
Produced in-house and shot in 4K, the Ottawa-based indie channel’s slate includes documentaries and cooking series focused on Canadian cuisine and Canadian talent.
In May, Gusto TV will premiere its first original series, One World Kitchen (120 x two minutes/30 x 30 minutes). Its second series, the millennial-targeted A is For Apple (100 x two minutes/30 x 30 minutes), begins production this week.
“We’ve always believed that original content is the future of the Gusto brand,” said CEO and founder Chris Knight in a statement. “That’s why we threw ourselves whole-heartedly into production before we even marked our first anniversary.”
The programming, developed as part of a digital-first strategy, will air online via GustoTV.com as well as on the linear network.
The 2015 slate also includes the documentary Taste of Canada, season six of travel series The Great Canadian Food Show (30 x three minutes/six x 30 minutes), the sustainable fishing doc series Fish (50 x 2:30 minutes/13 x 30 minutes), and high-concept cooking show More Fish (100 x two minutes/30 x 30 minutes).