September 26, 2021

Who is FOOD NETWORK TV . channel

Food Network is an American basic cable channel owned by Television Food Network, G.P., a joint venture and general partnership between Discovery, Inc. (which holds a 69% ownership stake of the network) and Nexstar Media Group (which owns the remaining 31%). Despite this ownership structure, the channel is managed and operated as a division of Discovery Networks U.S. The channel airs both special and regular episodic programs about food and cooking.

History FOOD NETWORK TV . channel

Providence Journal company president Trygve Myhren in 1990 was attempting to grow the company and decided that basic cable programming at the time was a high growth area with cable companies beginning to expand their overall channel capacities. With many basic cable channels at the time, Myhren was looking for something different. With food selected as the channel's genre, the working title for the channel was The Cooking Channel up until the channel's launch. Myhren hired Jack Clifford, Joe Langhan and Reese Schonfeld, co-founder of CNN, to help found the channel. Schonfeld, Landghan and Clifford were CEO, vice president of production and president. Both The Cooking Channel and the Food Network trademarks were taken by other entities, with the Food Network being a newsletter. Myrhen originally wanted the network to be operated from Providence, Rhode Island as he argued that a cable network's costs were much more scalable from a lower-profile location, while Schonfeld preferred it be originated from New York, considered the American nucleus of culinary arts; Schonfeld's preference eventually won out, though at the peril of the network's launch budget, which was lower than it would have been from Providence.

Information List

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CountryUnited States
Broadcast areaWorldwide
HeadquartersNew York CityNew York, United States
Picture format1080i HDTV
(downscaled to letterboxed 480i for the SDTV feed)
Timeshift serviceFood Network +1 (UK)
Sister channels
LaunchedNovember 23, 1993; 27 years ago
Former namesTV Food Network (1993–97)
Freeview (UK)Channel 42
Available on most American cable systemsChannel slots vary on each operator
Dish Network
  • Channel 110 (HD/SD)
  • Channel 9462 (HD)
DirecTV Channel 231 (SD/HD)
SKY Brasil
  • Channel 492 (HD)
  • Channel 1492 (VOD)
Sky (UK & Ireland)
  • Channel 140
  • Channel 240 (+1)
Freesat (UK)
  • Channel 148
  • Channel 149 (+1)
Zuku TV (Africa)Channel 710
DStv (Africa)Channel 175
Verizon FiOSChannel 664 (HD)
Channel 164 (SD)
U-verse TV
  • Channel 1452 (HD)
  • Channel 452 (SD)
Streaming media
fuboTVSling TVYouTube TVPhiloHulu + Live TVDirecTV Stream