Premier food lifestyle channel Food Network delivers live and on-demand mobile viewing to UK audiences
12 February 2015 (London): Food Network UK has partnered with Simplestream to develop and launch a bespoke streaming app and it is now available in the App Store and Google Play for both iOS and Android devices, respectively. The app allows viewers to watch Food Network UK's high-quality lifestyle food programming, including hit programmes such as Barefoot Contessa, Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, Restaurant Stakeout and Mystery Diners, live and via on-demand across multiple devices.
Dan Finch, Commercial Director of Simplestream commented, "We are proud to have built Food Network UK's ‘all you can eat' live TV and 7 day catch up mobile application. With the proliferation of tablets and increases in mobile viewing, broadcasters are increasingly looking for new platforms and custom media management solutions for their channels. We are confident that the new app will be a recipe for success for Food Network."
Kate Bradshaw, VP Digital, Scripps Networks UK & EMEA said, "We have developed a sophisticated yet simple app that allows our passionate viewers to enjoy the very best of live and on-demand viewing whether they are in the kitchen, on the sofa or on their daily commute. The launch also provides our commercial partners further opportunities to engage with and deepen their relationships with our audience, as Scripps Networks UK & EMEA continues to deliver its high quality and unparalleled lifestyle content throughout the region."
Simplestream, founded in 2010, has grown to become a leading provider of multi-platform live streaming and catch-up TV services to broadcast and media companies. Its Media Manager, Media Hub and Media Player technologies simplify the Over-the-Top (OTT) video operations and work-flows. Offering a cost-effective SaaS pricing model, Simplestream's services are optimised for the sports, music, news, entertainment, teleshopping sectors. For further information please visit www.simplestream.com.
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. Its lifestyle media portfolio comprises popular television and Internet brands HGTV, DIY Network, Food Network, Cooking Channel, Travel Channel and Great American Country, which collectively reach more than 177 million U.S. consumers each month.
Scripps Networks International distributes six entertainment brands including Asian Food Channel, Fine Living, Food Network, HGTV, DIY and Travel Channel in more than 170 countries and territories across Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), Latin America and Asia Pacific, and is a joint-venture partner with BBC Worldwide in UKTV in the UK and with Shaw Media in Canada. The division manages the company's program licensing and distribution function, which makes its high-quality content available in more than 220 countries and territories around the world. Scripps Networks International is headquartered in Knoxville, Tenn., and New York, NY, with regional offices in London, Singapore and São Paulo. For more information, please visit www.scrippsnetworksinteractive.com.
About Food Network UK
Food Network delivers a fresh approach to food programming and celebrates everything that is bold, fun and entertaining about the genre - it is not your typical ‘how to' cooking channel. It is one of the fastest growing global lifestyle and entertainment brands packed with award-winning cooking and competition shows. Food Network is currently the number one lifestyle channel in the UK and has twice won the Freesat award for Best Specialist Channel, in 2010 and 2013.
Food Network is available on the following platforms in the UK: Virgin Media on channel 287, Sky on channels 248 and 250, Freeview on channel 41, and Freesat on channels 149 and 151. For more information, daily TV listings, episode guides, chef biographies and recipes, please visit www.foodnetwork.co.uk.