|NEW YORK - December 20, 2017 - A new year brings new resolutions and Food Network is gearing up fresh new content across multiple platforms to offer fans inspiration and entertainment to get 2018 started off right. In January, the network will be rolling out a 360-experience including new linear, digital and convergent offerings across a wide range of themes and seasonal topics.
Beginning in January, new installations of #InspiredBy, the convergent social video series highlighting extraordinary food creations and edible works of art, are rolling out in concert with linear programming. Two new episodes will launch across the brand's social platforms with Kids Baking Championship featuring unique hand-painted animal cookies and "imposter" cheesecakes, both inspired by the series episodic creative. A new #InspiredBy video will also roll out with the athletic-games inspired on-air stunt Chopped: Gold Medal Games as well as the transformative competition series Worst Cooks in America.
"Food Network is committed to inspiring, empowering and entertaining our audiences, whenever and wherever they are," said Kathleen Finch, Chief Programming, Content, and Brand Officer of Scripps Networks Interactive. "Whether it is inspiration for entertaining at home, healthier options for new year's resolutions, or decadent delights for game day gatherings, we will continue to push the envelope across our linear, digital and convergent platforms, meeting our fans' every desire with innovative programming and timely seasonal topics."
Following New Year's revelry, user demand for healthy eating tips and recipes will be sated with FoodNetwork.com's Healthy Cooking Every Day channel, offering hundreds of recipes to help make eating healthy easy and accessible, as well as editorial such as What Nutritionists Order at Restaurants, recipe collections like 300-Calorie Breakfasts, health-focused videos and more. In addition, premieres of healthy-themed episodes of on-air series such as Giada Entertains, Guy's Ranch Kitchen and The Pioneer Woman with recipes available online.
January also brings game day gatherings for which menu-planning takes on a different flavor and focus. On-air, viewers can find game day inspiration from such shows as The Kitchen, Valerie's Home Cooking and primetime competition Worst Cooks in America while FoodNetwork.com and the brand's social handles and Snapchat Discover will feature both inspirational and aspirational recipes such as the crowd-pleasing 6-Foot Nachos, the globally-inspired Around the World in Chicken Wings, handy Meat Pie Footballs and the savory mash-up Ranch Mac and Cheese Balls just to name a few.
From healthy recipes to game day bites to inspired dual-purpose mash-ups like a giant salad cake, in 2018 Food Network is serving up inspiration to fans to help kick off the new year with whatever they need, whenever they need it, and from wherever they are.
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ABOUT SCRIPPS LIFESTYLE STUDIOS Launched in December 2015, Scripps Lifestyle Studios is a digital business division of Scripps Networks Interactive, created to drive digital content innovation and advertising solutions. Combining the digital content operations of HGTV, Food Network, Travel Channel, Cooking Channel, DIY Network, Great American Country, and Genius Kitchen, this full service editorial unit spearheads development of compelling lifestyle experiences across social media, apps, websites, third party offerings, and more. Scripps Lifestyle Studios operates physical locations through the Food Network Kitchen in New York and the HGTV Studio in Knoxville, Tennessee. For more information, visit www.scrippslifestylestudios.com.