DISCOVERY’S FOOD NETWORK EMBARKS UPON AN EXCITING NEW JOURNEY

7food network launching as brand new Australian channel!

Friday, 26 October 2018: Discovery today announced an exciting new partnership with Seven West Media to launch a brand-new home for the globally renowned Food Network brand and content. Food Network is currently distributed to over 180M people in more than 160 countries and from December 1, the powerhouse brand will join forces with Seven to bring Australian audiences 7food network.

7food network will deliver much loved, hit international franchises including Iron Chef, Chopped, Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives, and Cake Wars as well as a slate of culinary programming that Seven are bringing to the dining table!

Discovery’s General Manager, ANZ & Pacific Islands, Rebecca Kent said, “At Discovery our passion lies in sharing the best real-life stories with our audiences. Producing globally renowned content that is engaging and inspiring is what we love to do and working with local partners to entertain as many Australians as possible is the icing on the cake! We’re delighted to be joining forces with Seven on connecting all Australians to the power and joy of food with 7food network.”

Discovery’s Vice President, Lifestyle Products, ANZ & Pacific Islands, Amanda Herbert said, “We are incredibly excited about the opportunity to strengthen and grow the Food Network brand with the talented team at Seven. Their passion for international brands and premium content is matched by our own and we know together, with our global pipeline and their local expertise, we can serve Australian audiences an unrivalled destination for food entertainment”.

Ted Allen, host of Food Network's Chopped

Seven’s Head of Scheduling Brook Hall said, “Food is a major part of our DNA at Seven and always has been. Food brings Australians together with the people they love and food brings audiences to the screens of Seven. We’re excited for 7food network to serve our core 25-54 audience more quality food content from home and abroad, anytime, on every platform, backed by the power of Seven.”

Seven’s Network Sales Director Natalie Harvey said, “7food network will add a new flavour to our already dominant network position and offer advertisers an engaged and of course, hungry audience. Leveraging the power of Seven combined with the strength of the number one women’s digital network, Pacific, plus West Australian Newspapers means we will be launching with a bang. I don’t believe there has even been, or will ever be, a better platform and better timing to launch such a rich and engaging content platform.”

Alton Brown, host of Food Network's Cutthroat Kitchen

The journey of Food Network continues across the Tasman this year and from December 1, not only will it find its new home in Australia but in New Zealand, Discovery will rebrand locally owned and operated channel, Food TV, to Food Network, bringing the celebrated brand and content exclusively to SKY audiences for the first time.