MIAMI (August 16, 2016) – Scripps Networks Interactive today announced the launch of leading culinary lifestyle channel Food Network on Movistar TV Chile. Operated by Telefonica, one of the largest telecom operators in the world, the channel is now available in high-definition on channel 839.
“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, Managing Director, Latin America and the Caribbean, Scripps Networks Interactive. “We look forward to giving Movistar’s subscribers in Chile access to the growing worldwide community of Food Network fans.”
Food Network Latin America features international hit series including ruthless cooking competition, Cutthroat Kitchen, hosted by Alton Brown; Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives, which follows host Guy Fieri on a cross-country road trip as he visits some of America's classic diners; and All-Star Academy, that features 10 home cooks competing in a series of culinary challenges to take home a cash prize.
“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,” said Rodolfo Mardonez, 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.”
Food Network is a unique lifestyle network that connects viewers to the power and joy of food. It’s a reliable source of information that strives to teach, inspire and entertain viewers through appealing programs hosted by authentic personalities, world-renowned chefs and culinary experts. The channel offers a mix of local original productions and international shows focused on culinary competitions, tips for gatherings with family and friends and cooking techniques. Food Network first launched in Brazil in November 2014. Today, the channel is distributed in both standard and high definition via two individual feeds, Spanish and Portuguese, reaching more than eight million homes across Latin America.
About Scripps Networks Interactive
Scripps Networks Interactive (Nasdaq: SNI) is one of the leading developers of engaging lifestyle content in the home, food and travel categories for television, the Internet and emerging platforms. The company's lifestyle media portfolio comprises popular television and Internet brands HGTV, DIY Network, Food Network, Cooking Channel, Travel Channel and Great American Country, which collectively engage more than 190 million U.S. consumers each month. International operations include TVN, Poland’s premier multi-platform media company; UKTV, an independent commercial joint venture with BBC Worldwide; Asian Food Channel, the first pan-regional TV food network in Asia; and lifestyle channel Fine Living. The company’s global networks and websites reach millions of consumers across North and South America, Asia, Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Scripps Networks Interactive is headquartered in Knoxville, Tenn. For more information, please visit scrippsnetworksinteractive.com.
Food Network Latin America regional social media accounts include: http://foodnetworklatam.com; https://www.facebook.com/foodnetworklatam;
About Telefónica Chile
Telefónica Chile is part of Telefónica Group, one of the world’s leading integrated telecommunications operators, offering solutions for communications, information and entertainment. With subscriber base totaling 347 million people as of June 30, 2016, Telefónica Group has a strong presence in Spain, Europe and Latin America, where most of its strategic growth efforts are focused.
In Chile, the majority of Telefonica’s operations are conducted through Telefónica Chile S.A. and Telefónica Móviles Chile S.A. which have marketed all products and services under the MOVISTAR brand since 2009. Telefónica Chile provides fixed and mobile lines: voice, broadband, mobile Internet connectivity and digital television, to a wide range of clients including households, SMEs and corporations – and is present throughout the country. With more than 12 million subscribers, Telefonica currently has the largest community of clients in the industry.