Food Network


Food Network

Infobox_TV_channel
name= Food Network
logofile=Food Network Logo.svg
logoalt=
logosize=130px
slogan=
launch=November 23 1993
founder= Jack C. Clifford
owner= The E.W. Scripps Company
country= United States
headquarters= New York City, New York
sister names=HGTV, Fine Living, DIY Network, Great American Country, The Weather Channel, Weatherscan
web= [http://www.foodnetwork.com foodnetwork.com]
terr avail=Not Available
terr serv 1=
terr chan 1=
sat serv 1=DirecTV
sat chan 1=Channel 231 (SD/HD)
Channel 1231 (VOD)
sat serv 2=Dish Network
sat chan 2=Channel 110
Channel 9462 (HDTV)
cable serv 1=Insight
cable chan 1=Channel 46
cable serv 2=Available on most cable systems
cable chan 2=Check Local Listings for channels

Food Network is a cable network that airs specials and recurring (episodic) programs about food and cooking. It is owned by Scripps Networks Interactive.

The network is seen in more than ninety million households. In addition to New York City, it has offices in Atlanta, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Detroit and Knoxville.

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, Polynesia and Trinidad and Tobago.

Food Network was founded on November 23 1993 as 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 ] ]

Programming

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 Flay and 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.

On March 31, 2008, Food Network (along with HGTV) relaunched an HD simulcast of 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.

ee also

*List of shows on the Food Network
*Food Network (Canada)
*List of Dish Network channels
*List of DirecTV channels
*The Food Network Awards

References

External links

* [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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