Food Network Heads to Italy


Scripps Networks Interactive is launching Food Network in Italy, where it will debut May 8 on free-to-air LCN 33.

Food Network is the first dedicated multiplatform food entertainment channel to launch in Italy. The network will offer a mix of local original productions and flagship international shows across genres, including culinary entertainment, competitions series and in-the-kitchen cooking techniques. In addition to original local commissions, which will be produced in Italian, all programming will be dubbed in Italian.

“The launch of Food Network in Italy, a key growth market for Scripps Networks Interactive, represents a significant milestone in the global expansion of this brand,” said Phillip Luff, the managing director for the U.K. and EMEA at Scripps Networks Interactive. “Italy offers a rich and dynamic culture, where food is in people’s DNA, and Food Network’s unique and entertaining programming will engage the many millions of Italians who celebrate food.”