AMC Networks & NOS Launch Lifestyle Channel in Portugal


AMC Networks International Southern Europe (AMCNISE) and NOS in Portugal have joined forces for the new lifestyle channel Casa e Cozinha (Home & Kitchen).

Managed through Dreamia, a joint venture in Portugal owned by AMCNISE and NOS, the channel will be AMC Networks’ first lifestyle network in the Portuguese language. Offering more than 300 hours of programming, including original local productions, the channel will provide viewers with content ranging from home décor and cooking to travel, fashion, beauty and well-being. Casa e Cozinha will first be available through NOS before expanding its distribution through other operators in Portugal.

Casa e Cozinha slate includes original titles Our Kitchen, hosted by chef Maria José Sousa; Cooking with You, hosted by Lúcia Ribeiro; and Personalize Your House with renowned local blogger Sofia Pereira. Casa e Cozinha will also air a number of shows produced by AMCNISE for lifestyle channels Canal Cocina and Canal Decasa, such as Customize Your House, Julius’ 22 Minutes and A Taste of the World as well as acquired international hits including My Dream Home, hosted by the Scott Brothers and Basic to Brilliance Kids with Australian food stylist Donna Hay.

Dreamia also operates the Canal Hollywood, Canal Panda, Biggs and Blast channels in Portugal.

Manuel Balsera, VP and managing director of AMCNISE, said: “This exciting new channel launch with our strategic partner NOS will enable us to continue diversifying and strengthening our successful channel portfolio for Portuguese viewers. Featuring an outstanding lineup of original local series alongside acclaimed international productions, this initiative highlights the growing demand for distinctive content that informs and entertains.”