- Food Network
name= Food Network
logofile=Food Network Logo.svg
November 23 1993
Jack C. Clifford
The E.W. Scripps Company
New York City, New York
HGTV, Fine Living, DIY Network, Great American Country, The Weather Channel, Weatherscan
web= [http://www.foodnetwork.com foodnetwork.com]
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sat chan 1=Channel 231 (SD/HD)
Channel 1231 (VOD)
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Channel 9462 (HDTV)
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Food Network is a cable network that airs specials and recurring (episodic) programs about food and cooking. It is owned by
Scripps Networks Interactive.
Food Network can be seen internationally in
Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Korea, Thailand, Singapore, the Philippines, Monaco, Andorra, France, and the French-speaking territories in the Caribbean, Polynesiaand Trinidad and Tobago.
Food Network was founded on
November 23 1993as TV Food Network; its legal name is still Television Food Network, G.P. Within a few years, the network had shortened its on-air brand name. Joe Langhan, now an executive producer with the Wine Network, [ [http://www.winetv.tv/explore.htm The Wine Network.tv ] ] created the concept for Food Network in 1991 while working at the " The Providence Journal". [ [http://www.winetv.tv/c2_1.htm Untitled Document ] ]
Food Network is owned by
The E.W. Scripps Company. In 1997, Scripps acquired the Food Network from the A. H. Belo Corp.Corporation (in exchange for broadcast stations KENS-AM/TV in San Antonio, Texas), which had acquired the network through a takeover of The Providence Journal Company earlier that year. [ [http://www.ketupa.net/belo2.htm Belo Group: landmarks ] ]
Food Network programming is divided into two parts, "Food Network in the Kitchen" and "Food Network Nighttime". Generally, "In the Kitchen" (weekday afternoons and weekend mornings) is dedicated to instructional cooking programs, while "Nighttime" features programming based on the history and knowledge of food, travel programming, cooking competitions and other entertainment-based concepts. Promos identify "Food Network Nighttime" programming but not daytime programming. Many of the channel's personalities routinely pull double-duty (or more) — hosting both daytime and nighttime programming — and the channel regularly offers specials which typically either follow its personalities on working vacations, or bring together a number of personalities for a themed cooking event. Among the chefs present at the channel's 1993 launch were
Mario Batali, Bobby Flayand Emeril Lagasse, all three still major fixtures of the channel's lineup; Lagasse's "Emeril Live!" was the channel's signature series for many years, with the series' final taping occurring December 11, 2007. Among other duties, Flay and Batali appear regularly as " Iron Chefs" on " Iron Chef America", the channel's well-received remake of the original Japanese series. "America's" host, Alton Brown, gained a cult following for his " Good Eats", which mixes science, cooking and offbeat humor. Possibly the channel's biggest cross-over star is Rachael Ray, who has parlayed her cable following (primarily through the series " 30 Minute Meals" and " $40 a Day") into a syndicated talk show.
Beginning in 2005, an annual reality contest, "
The Next Food Network Star", has brought viewers to New York to compete for their own show. Previous winners include Dan Smith and Steve McDonagh (" Party Line with The Hearty Boys"), Guy Fieri(" Guy's Big Bite", " Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives"), Amy Finley(" The Gourmet Next Door"), and Aaron McCargo, Jr.(" Big Daddy's House"). [citeweb|url=http://www.foodnetwork.com/food/show_am/article/0,3201,FOOD_32117_5909447_,00.html|title= Aaron McCargo, Jr.|accessdate=2008-07-28]
Food Network HD
programs as well.
March 31, 2008, Food Network (along with HGTV) relaunched an HD simulcastof its standard definition feed. As a result, the programming is now identical on both channels, with upconverted versions of standard definition programs being shown when no high definition version is available.
List of shows on the Food Network
Food Network (Canada)
List of Dish Network channels
List of DirecTV channels
The Food Network Awards
* [http://www.foodnetwork.com Official site]
* [http://www.foodnetwork.com/food/hdtv/0,2857,FOOD_26756,00.html Food Network HD]
* [http://www.foodtv.ca/ Food Network Canada]
* [http://www.foodnetwork-a1.com/ Food Network A1]
* [http://find.com/food/food_network Food Network on Find.com]
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