Discovery Adds to Food Network’s Jamie Oliver Catalog


Discovery, through a deal with Channel 4, has acquired an array of Jamie Oliver titles and lifestyle programming for Food Network.

Among the 13 new titles joining Food Network’s programming slate are Jamie’s Quick & Easy FoodJamie’s Money Saving MealsJamie’s Super FoodJamie Cooks Summer and Christmas specials Jamie’s Festive FeastJamie’s Ultimate ChristmasNigella Christmas SpecialRiver Cottage Christmas SpecialJamie’s Christmas EveJamie’s Family Christmas and Jamie’s Italian Christmas.

Discovery’s deal with Channel 4 also features the relicense of eight titles that were previously picked up to air on Food Network, including Jamie DoesJamie’s American Road TripJamie’s Comfort FoodJamie’s Great EscapeJamie’s Ministry of FoodJamie & Jimmy’s Friday Night Feast and Jamie’s Cracking Christmas.

Jamie Watkins, content sourcing and acquisitions manager at Discovery, said: “Jamie Oliver is a much-loved talent and we’re delighted to complete the deal with Channel 4, bringing Food Network fans more of his most popular cooking shows.”

Karla Berry, senior manager of 4 Distribution at Channel 4, added: “We’re really pleased to build upon our long-standing distribution relationship with Discovery with a great package of high-quality food programming, and delighted to be extending the audiences of these popular shows even further via their Food Network channel.”