Food Network Expands Presence in LatAm


MIAMI: Scripps Networks Interactive has launched the popular lifestyle channel Food Network on Movistar TV Chile, which is operated by Telefonica.

Food Network Latin America airs such international hits as Cutthroat Kitchen, a cooking competition presented by Alton Brown; Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives, which follows host Guy Fieri on a cross-country road trip visiting some of America’s classic diners; and All-Star Academy, which looks on as home cooks compete in a series of culinary challenges for the chance to win a cash prize. The channel currently reaches more than 8 million homes in the region.

“We are excited to drive the continued expansion of Food Network in Latin America, a region that has shown strong demand for our top-quality culinary and lifestyle entertainment content,” said Eduardo Hauser, the managing director for Latin America and the Caribbean at Scripps Networks Interactive. “We look forward to giving Movistar’s subscribers in Chile access to the growing worldwide community of Food Network fans.”

“Movistar is the leader in high-definition content in Chile and we are constantly looking for ways to deliver the broadest, most attractive and most innovative offering in HD channels,” added Rodolfo Mardonez, the content manager at Movistar Chile. “Food Network, the leader in culinary entertainment, further strengthens our TV programming to the benefit of our clients. We’re delighted that they will enjoy high-quality content that complements our offering of IPTV interactive TV, satellite television, HDTV guide, TV everywhere and VOD.”