LONDON – July 21, 2016: – Scripps Networks Interactive today announced the launch of Food Network, Travel Channel and Fine Living in Israel on Cellcom, the largest telecommunications company in the country. The portfolio of lifestyle entertainment channels will be made available in HD from 1 September as part of the Basic package. Content will be subtitled in Hebrew, a first for Scripps Networks, bringing the company’s total language count to 30.
“As Scripps Networks continues its expansion, it is rewarding to see the demand and impact we’re having in such an important market like Israel. With our full portfolio launching on Cellcom, we are confident that our localised content will resonate with new viewers, providing them with world-class lifestyle programmes that celebrate everything that is bold, fun and entertaining,” said Phillip Luff, Managing Director, UK & EMEA, Scripps Networks Interactive.
The Food Network, Travel Channel and Fine Living schedules will offer hundreds of hour of high quality lifestyle programming. The schedules will feature top rating titles including Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives and Paul Hollywood City Bakes on Food Network; House Hunters International and World’s Greatest Motorcycle Rides on Travel Channel; and Giada Entertains and Million Dollar Contractor on Fine Living.
In the UK & EMEA, Scripps Networks distributes three lifestyle brands on DTT and pay-TV platforms. Food Network, Travel Channel and Fine Living are collectively available in nearly 120 countries and territories, with 10 feeds broadcast in 23 languages.
About Scripps Networks Interactive
Scripps Networks Interactive (NYSE: 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 Network. 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 http://www.scrippsnetworksinteractive.com.
About Food Network
Food Network delivers a fresh approach to food programming and celebrates everything that is bold, fun and entertaining about the genre and is not your typical ‘how to’ cooking channel. Food Network continues to be one of the fastest growing lifestyle and entertainment brands, packed with award-winning cooking, celebrity chefs and competition shows. In the UK, Food Network can be viewed on Freeview channel 41, Sky 248/250, Freesat 148/149 and on Virgin 291.
Foodnetwork.co.uk has over 12,000 recipes and hundreds of short form videos both digital first and from top titles like Barefoot Contessa, Pioneer Woman and Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. Scripps’ UK website user base is over 4 million users per month, *Comscore.
Throughout EMEA please visit the following for more content and information about Food Network: Poland: www.foodnetwork.pl; South Africa: www.foodnetwork.co.za; Russia: www.foodnetworktv.ru. Additionally EMEA: www.foodnetworktv.com. Food Network UK is owned by Scripps Networks Interactive (SNI), the world’s leading producer of entertainment lifestyle content in the home, food and travel categories for television, the web, social and emerging platforms.
About Travel Channel
Travel Channel is the world’s leading international travel broadcaster, transmitting 24 hours a day in 22 languages to more than 130 territories across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia-Pacific. Travel Channel International is part of Scripps Networks International, the global development arm of Scripps Networks Interactive, Inc. The company’s lifestyle media portfolio also comprises popular lifestyle television and internet brands Food Network, HGTV, DIY Network, Cooking Channel and country music network Great American Country. Travel Channel can be found on the following platforms in the UK, Virgin Media – channel 292, Sky channel 249 and 251, Freeview channel 42 and on Freesat, channel 150 with Travel Channel+1 on Freesat LCN 151.
More information can be found at www.travelchanneltv.com
About Fine Living
Showcasing lifestyle gurus, innovative designers, fashion experts and chefs from around the world, Fine Living is full of fun, fresh ideas for every corner of your life. From Giada De Laurentiis, the resident expert of Italian cooking, to Vern Yip, home designer extraordinaire, Fine Living’s line-up is fronted by the most credible and refreshing hosts to help you design your life. The channel’s schedule is packed with an inspiring mix of modern living and design entertainment shows from around the world. For more information please visit www.finelivingnetwork.com.