Rakuten TV Expands Range of Cookery Channels


Rakuten TV has added a selection of food-focused channels to its portfolio, including Bon Appétit and Tastemade.

Brindiamo!, L’Atelier des Chefs and iFood.tv are also among the cookery acquisitions joining Rakuten TV, which now offers over 90 free linear channels across 42 countries. The lineup and launch timings will vary in each territory.

Effective immediately, Bon Appétit, which sets challenges to professional chefs and develops recipes for home cooks, launches in the U.K., Ireland and the Nordics. In the U.K., Germany, the Nordics and Spain, Tastemade joins the platform, showcasing series and documentaries on food, travel, home and design.

Italy will soon see the launch of the Brindiamo! Channel with Ornella Fado, which explores and celebrates the best Italian restaurants and Italian cuisine around the world. In France, L’Atelier des Chefs will be available, offering culinary tips from top chefs. Also launched this week, iFood.tv is available across 42 European countries, with a mixture of short- and long-form culinary content for all gastronomic tastes.