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Da li su rijaliti programi toliko porasli da se sada nagrade smanjuju? Takmičarka reality showa Food Network -a Kris Herrera podnijela je tužbu protiv Food Network -a, matične kompanije Scripps Networks i 16 Handles kompanija nije ispunila obećanu nagradu, prenosi Hollywood Reporter.

Prema pritužbi, koje se u cijelosti mogu pronaći ovdje, Herrera je bio takmičar Dajem vam posao, u kojoj četiri zaposlenika doživljavaju najgori pomak u životu, dok njihov izvršni direktor gleda kroz skrivene kamere. Najbolji zaposlenik nagrađen je vlastitom lokacijom franšize.

Herrera tvrdi da mu je, iako mu je u više navrata obećavana vlastita lokacija njujorškog fro-yo lanca 16 rukohvata, dat samo mali, neprenosivi dio dionica bez prava glasa, nakon što je odradio sedmosatnu smjenu i bavio se "situacije neugodnosti i podsmijeha koje su ga dovele u negativno svjetlo."

U pritužbi, Herrera tvrdi da mu je prvo rečeno da učestvuje u "korporativnom videu", dostavljajući fotografije svoje porodice, a zatim je stavio na sedmosatnu smjenu u kojoj "mušterija prevrće vagu svojom prevelikom narudžbom, a prodavač smrdi" dok lukavi dodgeball tim pretiče trgovinu, " Na web stranici Food Network piše. Tek nakon smjene (zamišljali smo da su snimali b-roll i snimke), zaposlenicima je rečeno da se jave u TV studio i obavijestili ih o svom učešću u emisiji.

Nakon što je epizoda završila snimanje, mreža je počela "savjetovati [Herrera] da će mu biti dodijeljen samo 'dio franšize' ili 'udio u franšizi", kaže se u pritužbi, a nakon što je Herrera otkrio da je tek da će mu se dodijeliti jedna dionica je li podnio tužbu zbog kršenja ugovora, prijevare i povrede njegovog prava na privatnost i publicitet. On "nikada ne bi dopustio da se epizoda koja ga prikazuje u situacijama sramote, ismijavanja, klevete i lažne svjetlosti pusti u zrak ... da mu neće biti dodijeljena vlastita franšizna radnja i da će mu biti dodijeljena samo jedna, ne -prenosivo, dio dionica ", kaže se u pritužbi.

Ovo nije prvi put da takmičar u reality showu tvrdi da mu je oduzeta nagrada; prošle godine, dobitnik Chef Wanted s Anne Burrell bio je obećan posao izvršnog kuhara u Todd English's Olives u New Yorku, samo da bi tvrdio da ga Todd English tim nikada nije kontaktirao (što je dovelo do raznih izvještaja o navodnim zapošljavanjima, ljutim pozivima i naknadnim nenajavljivanjima). Valjda ćemo se držati dobrih staromodnih ispuštanja životopisa i propratnih pisama.


Altonovi post-it tvitovi-Star komentar

Znamo da on nije baš vaš prosjek Star fan, ali samo smo morali dati Navijački post sedmice nikome drugom nego Alton Brown sebe. Ovog vikenda vođa i imenjak Tim Alton otišao na Twitter-sa bilješkama Post-it-kako bi pokazao svoju podršku i ne tako suptilan takmičarski duh za svoja tri najbolja takmičara, Martie, Emily i Justin, dok su se pripremali za susret sa novinarima. Gore prikazana jedna je od mnogih Altonovih Star-slike Twitter -a. “Jedna od ovih stvari nije poput drugih. #pobjednik ”, napisao je Post-it koji je zalijepio za ekran računara preko slike sebe, Giade i Bobbyja.

Baš kao što se preostalih osam finalista bori da postane pobjednik takmičenja, tako su i Alton, Bobby i Giada, jer će mentor čiji takmičar postane zvijezda producirati svoju novu emisiju. Alton je na Twitteru objavio fotografije s porukama (na slici ispod) suparničkim mentorima Bobbyju i Giadi koje prikazuju njegovu natjecateljsku stranu i smisao za humor.


Mreža hrane: Hranimo naciju proždrljivog apetita

Ako bi se sastojci u uspjehu Food Network & rsquos -a u posljednjih 20 godina sveli u formulu recepta, to bi glasilo otprilike ovako:

& raquo 2 šolje zabavne vrijednosti

& raquo 2 velike žlice strasti

Interaktivni kabelski kabel Scripps Networks, koji obilježava 20. godišnjicu svog formalnog lansiranja 23. studenog 1993., sve je te elemente umiješao u TV sufle i obrok koji radi 24 sata dnevno, lagan i ukusan za gledatelja, ali složen postupak za njegovi kuvari.

Kanal koji je nekad darovan kablovskim operaterima bio je savršeno tempiran da iskoristi ogroman rast popularnosti javnosti za hranu, kuhanje, kuhare i ugostitelje. Food Network je u posljednjoj deceniji procvao u top 10 osnovnih kablovskih elektrana, jednu koja ima naizgled beskrajne mogućnosti za proširenje robne marke, od mjesečnika koji je zajedničko ulaganje s Hearst Corp. -om do njegove opsežne web stranice do svih vrsta robe.

Food Network je sada motor profita svoje matične kompanije, proizvođač ukusa u trendovima hrane (kelj! Kvinoja! Korabica!) I stvaralac karijera za osobe svih ukusa. Gurmani mogu okrenuti nos na Food Network & rsquos & ldquogameshows, & rdquo, ali nema osporavanja utjecaja koji je kanal imao na naciju i rsquos prehrambene navike.

& ldquoTo je rsquos vrstan krug, & rdquo kaže 10-godišnja veterinarka Scrippsa Brooke Johnson, predsjednica Food Network-a od 2004. godine, kao i vrhunac Cooking Channel-a. & ldquoLjudi su više zainteresirani za hranu pa ih to više zanima za Food Network, što ljude čini većim interesovanjem za sve vrste hrane. Za razliku od mnogih kabelskih mreža, mi smo zaista stručnjaci za ono što radimo. Zaista smo na korak do kraja i radimo s najboljim kuharima na svijetu. & Rdquo

Food Network zauzima jedinstvenu ogromnu nišu u svijetu kablovskih žičara iz jednostavnog razloga što svi jedu. To znači da je nebo granica za potencijalnu ciljnu publiku za njegove programe, koji se kreću od takmičarsko-reality emisija do egzotičnih putopisa do tradicionalnih emisija s uputama. U središtu svakog programa je slavlje kulinarskih vještina i mdash pokreta koji je potaknut upravo u trenutku kada je mreža počela silaziti s uma od strane umova u hrani, od Alice Waters do Marthe Stewart do Anthonyja Bourdaina.

& ldquoKuhanje je nekada bilo sredstvo za postizanje cilja, & rdquo kaže Susie Fogelson, viša potpredsjednica marketinga i strategije brenda za Food Network i Cooking Channel. & ldquoSada je to rsquos oblik samoizražavanja i kreativnosti. Planiranje obroka, pripremanje obroka, kupovina obroka postalo je veliki kreativni izlaz za ljude. & Rsquos više nije ručni posao. & Rdquo

Postoji i nivo pristupačnosti programiranja u vezi s hranom, od nepretencioznih ličnosti poput Rachael Ray i Sandra Lee, koje nisu sklone korištenju pakiranih sastojaka radi praktičnosti i rsquos-a radi, do talenata na nivou ldquoIron Chef & rdquo, poput Cat Core i Michaela Symona.

& ldquoUnošenje hrane nekada je bilo više kao otmjeni fenomen velikog grada, "kaže rdquo Johnson. & ldquoTo & rsquos odakle je došla većina naših kuhara. Food Network pomogao je u otkrivanju zabave i uzbuđenja i širokog spektra hrane koja bi mogla biti cijeloj zemlji. Sada nema mnogo gradova u koje možete otići gdje možete pronaći malo azijske fuzije. To je za nas bila prekretnica. & Rdquo

Bob Tuschman, Food & rsquos g.m. i viši potpredsjednik programa, naziva ga pokretom & ldquodemocratization & rdquo koji je djelomično potaknut tehnologijom i lakoćom s kojom ljudi mogu učiti o novoj hrani, restoranima i tehnikama kuhanja. & ldquoDijel našeg pristupa bio je širom otvoriti vrata i dati svima do znanja da su dobrodošli ovdje, kaže rdquo.

Fogelson napominje da su digitalni mediji pomogli u tom nastojanju na mnogo načina, od lakog pristupa informacijama i receptima do stavljanja nekad teško dostupnih sastojaka putem pošte.

& ldquoDošlo je do eksplozije pristupačnosti, osnaživanja i samopouzdanja uz pomoć digitalnog prostora. Rasprave o hrani, dijeljenje slika hrane jedan su od najvećih pokretača onoga što se događa na društvenim medijima, kaže rdquo Fogelson.

Pitanje uloge Mreže hrane i rsquosa u pokretanju buma u kulturi gurmana i poznatih ličnosti je klasičan problem piletine ili jaja. Od prvih dana predvođenih svojom prvom domaćom zvijezdom, Emeril Lagasse, do sadašnje duboke klupe, nijedan entitet nije bio odgovorniji za pretvaranje kuhara u rock zvijezde od Food -a.

“To & rsquos istodobno je promijenilo igru ​​u prehrambenoj i medijskoj industriji, kao i u američkoj kulturi,##kaže WME's#8217s Jon Rosen, koji predstavlja vrhunske kuhare poput Rachael Ray, Giade De Laurentiis, Bobbyja Flaya i Toma Colicchia. “Mreža je bila nevjerojatna platforma za osobe iz prehrambene industrije da steknu masovnu izloženost izvan kuharskih knjiga i tradicionalnih sredstava. Takođe su otvorili put brojnim programima vezanim za hranu na svim mrežama. ”

Kablovski kabel funkcionira poput dobro podmazane mašine kada je u pitanju njegovanje novih talenata. Jedan od najvećih aduta u razvoju svojih zvijezda je broj mogućnosti koje im treba pokazati svakog dana. Ličnosti koje obećavaju mogu se predstaviti kao takmičari u jednoj emisiji, kao sudije u drugoj, demonstrirati u trećoj, napisati kolumnu za časopis ili web stranicu i na kraju preći na izlaganje svojih specijala i serija.

& ldquoS obzirom da sve što radimo uključuje hranu, imamo toliko načina da im pomognemo da ubrzaju njihovu slavu, "kaže rdquo Tuschman.

Food Network prešao je dug put od svojih prvih dana, kada je kablovska televizija prenijela niz emisija vezanih za studio (ime u eteru skraćeno je od suvišne TV Food Network 1997. godine). To je u velikoj mjeri ovisilo o talentima iz područja Gothama, jer nije bilo mnogo budžetskih mogućnosti za ukrcavanje ljudi.

Kanal je pokrenula grupa vlasnika TV stanica, uključujući Tribune Broadcasting i Scripps Howard Co., kablovske operatere i vlasnike novina, na čelu sa Providence Journal Co. 1997., pri čemu Tribune zadržava 31%. (Scripps je 2008. podijelio svoja novinska i TV preduzeća u zasebne kompanije.)

Flay, jedna od zvijezda Food & rsquos, bila je prisutna na kanalu od početka. Bio je & ldquoin na pravom mjestu u pravo vrijeme & rdquo kao kuhar u popularnoj restoranu na Menhetnu, Mesa Grill.

Prisjeća se kako je išao podzemnom željeznicom u studio & ldquobeat-up & rdquo na 11. aveniji radi gostujućih snimaka u raznim emisijama sve dok nije nastupio u svojoj prvoj emisiji o hrani, & ldquoGrillin & rsquo i Chillin & rsquo & rdquo Tada je, kao i sada, Flay vidio izloženost u hrani kao sredstvo za povećanje svoje na prvom mjestu, njegovi restorani.

& ldquoDošlo je u trenutku kada smo vidjeli potpuno novu kulturu hrane, "kaže rdquo Flay. & ldquoMoje kolege (kuhari) bi mi rekle: & lsquoZašto radiš TV? Vi ste rsquore kuhara. & Rsquo Rekao sam im da znam da će ovo smjestiti ljude na mjesta u mom restoranu. To je zaista bio prvi put da je kuhar mogao upotrijebiti marketinšku moć televizije osim što je napravio brzo zaustavljanje u & lsquoRegis & rsquo ili u emisiji & lsquoToday & rsquo. & Rdquo

Dvadeset godina kasnije, Flay posjeduje šest vrhunskih restorana, a njegova slavna osoba omogućila mu je da ostvari još jedan životni san: posjedovanje hamburgera. & ldquo Upravo sam otvorio svoju 16. Bobby & rsquos Burger Palace, & rdquo bilježi. & ldquoSposobnost da radite ove restorane izvan velikih gradova u potpunosti je proizvod činjenice da sam ja & rsquove toliko dugo na Food Network -u. & rdquo

To što je većina vodećih zvijezda Food Network -a i rsquosa uspješni preduzetnici sami po sebi uvelike doprinose prenošenju osjećaja autoriteta gledateljima.

& ldquoIz perspektive proizvođača i rsquosa, jedna od stvari o stvaranju emisije za Food Network je to što se bavite nevjerojatno kreativnim, uspješnim ljudima koji su strastveni u onome što rade, & rdquo kaže Steve Kroopnick, & ldquoIron Chef America & producent izvršnog direktora.

Evolucija programa Food Network & rsquos u udarnom terminu, od programiranja zasnovanog na instrukcijama do programiranja orijentisanog na zabavu, bio je prirodni nusproizvod rasta kompanije i rsquosa i širenja baze publike. Nesumnjivo ga je potaknula i konkurencija takvih gurmanskih rivala kao što su Bravo & rsquos & ldquoTop Chef & rdquo i Gordon Ramsay & rsquos brend agro zabave na Foxu, koji je publiku izložio pritiscima ispunjenim, grubljim aspektima prehrambene profesije. Hrana nije samo u šalteru iscrtana & ldquoChopped, & rdquo emcee & rsquod od Teda Allena iz Brava & rsquos & ldquoQueer Eye za strejt momka, & rdquo, već i sa oštrijim emisijama koje su se svidjele mlađim demonstracijama poput & ldquoDiners, Drive-ins i Ridged in Ride Guy Fieri i & ldquoBitchin & rsquo Kitchen, & rdquo s izrazito punki Nadiom G.

Odvojeni Cooking Channel rođen je 2010. godine (preobrazba kanala za luksuzni život koji je fokusiran na luksuz) kako bi preuzeo zaostatak u asortimanu Food & rsquos kako da oživi i oživio neke klasične rane ponude poput & ldquoMolto Mario, & rdquo kao u Bataliju.

& ldquoVećina naših gledalaca nakon večere nakon večere želi da uzvrati nečim zabavnijim, "kaže rdquo Tuschman. & ldquoSlušali smo naše gledatelje i otkrili nekoliko žanrova stvarnosti i estrade na koje oni zaista reagiraju. & rdquo

Mreža je također brzo reagirala na kritike, poput recepata Paula Deen & rsquos s visokim udjelom masti, zasićenim šećerom, uvođenjem zdravije osviještenih & ldquoNe My Mama & rsquos obroka, & rdquo iste godine (2012. godine) čiji je domaćin bio Deen & rsquos sin Bobby ) priznala je da ima dijabetes tipa 2.

Uprkos povremenim zastojima, snaga temeljnog brenda Food Network ostala je otporna i magnet je za sebe, što je rijetkost za mrežu. Ali opet, želudac je provjeren put za osvajanje srca i umova.

& ldquoNe prestaje me čuditi koliko načina na koji obožavatelji mogu komunicirati s našim brendom, "kaže rdquo Fogelson. & ldquoOni mogu gledati emisiju, zatim nabaviti recept na Internetu, a zatim vidjeti naš brend kada & rsquore kupuju robu kako bi napravili večeru te večeri i završili dan gledajući & lsquoCupcake Wars. & rsquo U našem takmičarskom (kabelskom) setu gledatelji se uključuju kada uključe televizor . Naš brend postaje živ. & Rdquo


Šefica prehrambene mreže Brooke Johnson odlazi u mirovinu

Brooke Johnson, koja je receptu Food Network dodala niz novih formata kao predsjednica kabelske utičnice Scripps Networks, odstupa.

Tijekom više od 12 godina mandata, Johnson je nadzirao rađanje programa kao što su & ldquoChopped, ” & ldquoCutthroat Kitchen, & rdquo & ldquoFood Network Star & rdquo i & ldquoDiners, Drive-Ins i Dives, ” proširujući egeje Food Network-a na celebs rijaliti programiranje. Posljednjih mjeseci mreža je eksperimentirala s više, uključujući dovođenje poznatih osoba poput Trishe Yearwood i Valerie Bertinelli da vode kuhar-demonstracijske serije.

Johnson će nastaviti služiti kao savjetnik Scripps Networks Interactive do kraja 2016. godine, saopćila je kompanija. Scripps je rekao da će narednih dana biti objavljeno saopćenje s detaljima o novom vodstvu Food Network -a. ” Johnson je također bio predsjednik Scripps ’ Cooking Channel -a.

Johnson završava slavnu karijeru koja ju je stavila u sobu za planiranje tako trajnih TV koncepata kao što su History Channel i “Live! S Regisom i Kathie Lee. ” Pridružila se Food Network 2003. nakon što je radila u A+E Networks, gdje je pokrenula Biography Channel i predložila originalni koncept za History Channel. Prije nego što se pridružila A & ampE-u, Johnson je bila direktor programa za WABC-TV u New Yorku, gdje je pokrenula & ldquoLive! S Regisom i Kathie Lee, ” prvo na lokalnom nivou, a zatim u nacionalnom sindikatu. Pod njenim okriljem Food Network se proširila na robne marke, pokrenula časopis zasnovan na mreži sa Hearst Corp. i proširila kategoriju hrane & rsquos digitalni otisak kroz niz aplikacija i web ponuda.

Mreža hrane suočava se s nekim izazovima. Njegov operativni prihod pao je 4,2% na nešto više od 228 miliona dolara u drugom tromjesečju i pao je za 2,5% na otprilike 457.000 dolara u prvoj polovini godine, prema najnovijem izvještaju o zaradi Scripps ’.

Jedan sljedbenik mreže smatra da joj je potrebna preobrazba i rukovodioci koji je žele postaviti. “Svi sada imaju izložbu hrane. Pitanje za Food Network je kako ostati ispred svakog drugog kanala? ” rekao je Allen Salkin, autor knjige “From Scratch: Necenzurirana historija mreže za hranu. ” Odgovor je rekao, “goes natrag na ono što su radili na početku, što je revolucioniralo format. ”


Scripps Networks lansira internetsku mrežu hrane "Genius Kitchen", sklapajući recepte Food.com u kombinaciju

Scripps Networks Interactive, vlasnik Food Network -a i Cooking Channel -a, trebao je novi način da dopre do gladnih milenijalaca - od kojih su mnogi ugasili kabelsku televiziju.

Tako je kompanija izgradila Genius Kitchen: multiplatformski digitalno-medijski brend namijenjen mladim odraslim osobama (od 21 do 35 godina) koje su strastvene u hrani, kuhanju i kulturi. Genius Kitchen sadržavat će originalne kratke programe, plus licencirane emisije o hrani i sadržaj prenamijenjen s Food Network i Cooking Channel.

Osim toga, video zapisi Genius Kitchen -a bit će integrirani s bazom podataka s više od 500.000 recepata preuzetih s Food.com, koje Scripps Networks planira postupno ukinuti. Kada gledate emisiju Genius Kitchen i prikazuje se odgovarajući recept, možete ga isporučiti izravno na svoj pametni telefon.

"Želja je stvoriti sadržaj za mlađu publiku, koja ga konzumira na različite načine", rekao je Rich Lacy, viši potpredsjednik kreativnog brenda digitalne marke u Scripps Network Interactive.

Scripps Networks u početku pokreće besplatnu web stranicu GeniusKitchen.com, podržanu oglasima, koja je objavljena u utorak. Nakon toga početkom listopada slijedi uvođenje više od 150 sati video sadržaja, dostupnih na mobilnim aplikacijama, Apple TV-u, Amazon Fire TV i Fire Tabletima, YouTubeu, Pluto TV-u i drugim platformama.

Originalni razvoj programa Genius Kitchen nadgleda Lacy i proizvodi ga od Scripps Lifestyle Studios, SNI -jevog odjela za digitalnu produkciju. Kompanija je stvorila namjenski studio Genius Kitchen u kvartu Union Square na Manhattanu.

Originalne emisije uključuju “GK Now”, sedmični časopis o novinama o hrani koji vodi Akilah Hughes - poznata po svom YouTube kanalu za komedije “It's Akilah, Očigledno” - i Mike Lockyer (na slici gore). Pridružit će im se različiti suvoditelji, govoreći o neobičnim trendovima u hrani, pop kulturi i drugim vijestima za mlade i mrzovoljne.

Nedjeljni "GK Now" trajat će oko 22 minute, ali vrijeme izvođenja za ostale originale Genius Kitchen -a (koje Scripps još ne otkriva) bit će najviše 15 minuta po epizodi, rekla je Lacy. Otprilike jedna četvrtina Genius Kitchen-a je potpuno nov originalni sadržaj, a još 25% je „ponovno stvoreno“ bibliotečkih emisija Scripps Networks iz Cooking Channel-a i Food Network-a, ponovo sastavljenih u kraće formate. Ostatak će se sastojati od licenciranih emisija s ličnostima poput Nigelle Lawson i Sophie Dahl.

"Nijedna druga medijska kompanija nije u boljem položaju da uvede ovaj nivo ulaganja u vrhunske prehrambene sadržaje", rekla je Kathleen Finch, direktorica programa za programiranje, sadržaj i robnu marku kompanije Scripps Networks Interactive.

Vrijedi napomenuti da je Scripps Networks ulagač u Tastemade, kompaniju za digitalne medije u oblasti hrane, načina života i putovanja-također namijenjenu milenijalcima. (Trenutno Scripps Lifestyle Studios nema partnerstva s Tastemadeom ni na jednom projektu.) U međuvremenu, Scripps Networks je usred preuzimanja od strane Discovery Communications u poslu vrijednom 14,6 milijardi dolara.

Koncept Genius Kitchen počeo je nastajati prije dvije godine, kaže Lacy, nakon što je Scripps Networks počeo uviđati kako je društveni video počeo eksplodirati. "Uložili smo u to i u tome smo zaista postali dobri", rekao je. "Zatim smo rekli: 'Što ako bismo izgradili robnu marku hrane koja bi prihvatila način na koji mlađi ljudi konzumiraju sadržaj? '"

Jedan od ciljeva Genius Kitchen -a je proizvodnja brendiranog sadržaja u suradnji s oglašivačkim partnerima. "Ako je sadržaj dobar, ljudi će ga gledati", rekla je Lacy. "Samo morate biti iskreni u pogledu činjenice da postoji odnos sponzora." Osim toga, Genius Kitchen će imati manje komercijalno opterećenje od tipičnih TV kanala, s manje pauza za oglase, a oni su kraći.

Još jedan ključni dio Genius Kitchen -a je sadržaj koji se migrira sa Food.com (prethodno nazvan Recipezaar). Prvi put pokrenuta 1999. godine, web stranicu s receptima koju su stvorili korisnici kupila je Scripps Networks 2007. Sada će kompanija zatvoriti Food.com i naselila je GeniusKitchen.com sa pola miliona recepata, umjesto osoblja na kojem radi Food.com se također prebacuje na novi projekt.

Odjeljak s receptima na web stranici Genius Kitchen bit će usmjeren na raspravu u zajednici, rekla je Lacy - na primjer, dopuštajući korisnicima da objavljuju fotografije kako su njihovi recepti ispali, ili pokazuje kako su promijenili recept.

Prema Lacy, kada je riječ o imenovanju i pozicioniranju mreže hrane koja iskrivljuje mlade, Scripps Networks nije razmišljala o iskorištavanju svojih dobro poznatih kabelskih kanala. "Brend Food Network vrlo je prepoznatljiv i jako voljen", rekao je. "Nismo htjeli stvoriti zabunu - Food Network je brend priča."

Scripps Lifestyle Studios kombinira operacije digitalnog sadržaja HGTV, Food Network, Travel Channel, Cooking Channel, DIY Network, Great American Country - i sada Genius Kitchen. Jedinica upravlja Food Network Kitchen -om u New Yorku i HGTV Studio -om u Knoxville -u, Tenn.

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Sadržaj

Providence Journal predsjednik kompanije Trygve Myhren 1990. pokušavao je razviti kompaniju i odlučio je da je tadašnje osnovno kabelsko programiranje područje visokog rasta s kabelskim kompanijama koje su počele širiti svoje ukupne kapacitete kanala. S mnogim osnovnim kabelskim kanalima u to vrijeme, Myhren je tražila nešto drugačije. Uz hranu odabranu kao žanr kanala, radni naslov kanala bio je The Cooking Channel sve do pokretanja kanala. Myhren je angažirala Jacka Clifforda, Joea Langhana i Reese Schonfeld, suosnivač CNN-a, kako bi pomogli u pronalaženju kanala. Schonfeld, Landghan i Clifford bili su izvršni direktor, potpredsjednik proizvodnje i predsjednik. Zaštitne znakove The Cooking Channel i Food Network preuzeli su drugi entiteti, a Food Network je bilten. Myrhen je izvorno želio da mrežom upravlja iz Providencea, Rhode Island, jer je tvrdio da su troškovi kablovske mreže znatno skalabilniji s lokacije nižeg profila, dok je Schonfeld preferirao da potječe iz New Yorka, koji se smatra američkom jezgrom kulinarske umjetnosti Schonfeld's sklonost je na kraju pobijedila, iako na uštrb budžeta za pokretanje mreže, koji je bio manji nego što bi to bio slučaj s Providenceom. [2]

Food Network je osnovan 19. aprila 1993. godine, a kao "TV Food Network" njen pravni naziv ostaje Television Food Network, G. P. Nakon što je nakon nekoliko godina stekao zaštitni znak Food Network, skratio je naziv na to. Mreža je prvobitno pokrenuta 22. novembra 1993. s dvije početne emisije s Davidom Rosengartenom, Donnom Hanover i Robin Leach. 23. novembra 1993. Food Network je započela direktno emitiranje. [3] Njegovi originalni partneri bili su sam Journal, Adelphia, Scripps-Howard, Continental Cablevision, Cablevision i, što je najvažnije, Tribune Company, koja je pružala tehničke rezultate mreže.

S obzirom na to da kanal nije mogao priuštiti da ne pokreće ništa što bi proizveli, kanal je počeo prisluškivati ​​5 emisija s potencijalnim domaćinom kako bi provjerio rade li. To se kasnije pretvorilo u Kuhar Du Jour serija. [2]

Schonfeld je imenovan za izvršnog direktora TV Food Network -a i zadržao je mjesto u svom upravnom odboru zajedno s dva zaposlenika Providence Journal -a. Originalni sastav za mrežu uključivao je Emeril Lagasse (Suština Emerila), Debbi Fields, Donna Hanover, David Rosengarten, Curtis Aikens, Dr. Louis Aronne, Jacques Pépin i Robin Leach. Sljedeće godine mreža je od WGBH stekla prava na biblioteku Julia Child.

Godine 1995. Schonfeld je podnio ostavku na mjesto direktora mreže, ali je ostao u njenom odboru do 1998. godine, kada je prodao svoj interes u kompaniji Scrippsu. 1996. godine Erica Gruen je zaposlena kao predsjednica i izvršna direktorica TV Food Network, postavši druga žena u istoriji koja je bila izvršna direktorica jedne američke televizijske mreže. Gruen je vodio mrežu do eksplozivnog rasta do 1998. godine, pokretanjem najveće i prve stranice za hranu FoodNetwork.com, više nego udvostručivši broj pretplatnika, utrostručivši gledanost i povećavši godišnji prihod mreže. [4] Godine 1997. to je bila druga najbrže rastuća kabelska mreža. Gruen je promijenio pozicioniranje robne marke sa Schonfeldovog "TV -a za kuhanje" na "TV za sve koji vole jesti", čime je znatno poboljšao privlačnost gledalaca i oglašivača, te spasio mrežu od bankrota. Iste godine, dio "TV" imena je ispušten, pa je postao jednostavno Food Network. Greg Willis i Cathy Rasenberger bila su dva originalna člana start-up tima koji su vodili prodaju i marketing podružnice kompanije od 1995. do 1998. Greg Willis je bio stariji potpredsjednik distribucije širom svijeta do odlaska u Liberty Media u 1998.

AH Belo Corporation kupila je Food Network kada je kupila The Providence Journal Company u februaru 1997. Belo je prodalo svojih 56% udjela u kanalu kompaniji EW Scripps u oktobru 1997. godine, u trgovinskom sporazumu koji je rezultirao kupovinom televizijske radio stanice Belo kombinacija KENS-AM/TV u San Antoniju, Teksas. [5]

Simultani feed 1080i visoke definicije Food Network -a lansiran je 31. marta 2008.

Food Network je prvi put pokrenut izvan Sjeverne Amerike u Velikoj Britaniji 9. novembra 2009. godine, a u Aziji 5. jula 2010. (na StarHub TV kanalu 433 i u HD -u na kanalu 468). [6] Od pokretanja u Velikoj Britaniji 9. novembra 2009. na Sky -u, [7] kanal je dodat na platforme Freesat, [8] Freeview [9] i Virgin Media. [10]

U siječnju 2015., Food Network je surađivao sa Snapchatom i pokrenuo vlastiti kanal Food Network, "Discover Food Network", gdje korisnici društvenih medija mogu gledati kanal putem aplikacije. Kanal sadrži recepte, hakove za hranu i savjete za zabavu i privlačenje današnjih milenijalaca sa društvenih medija dok gledaju s dlana. [11]

U lipnju 2020. Domaine Javier postala je prva otvoreno transrodna žena koja se pojavila u povijesti Food Network-a, kroz 20. sezonu hit-reality takmičarske serije Najgori kuhari u Americi. [12]

Food Network programming is divided into a daytime block known as "Food Network in the Kitchen" and a primetime lineup branded as "Food Network Nighttime". Generally, "In the Kitchen" is dedicated to instructional cooking programs, while "Nighttime" features food-related entertainment programs, such as cooking competitions, food-related travel shows, and reality shows. Promos identify "Food Network Nighttime" programming but not "In the Kitchen" daytime programming. Many of the channel's personalities routinely pull double-duty (or more) – hosting both daytime and nighttime programming – and the channel regularly offers specials which typically either follow its personalities on working vacations, or bring together a number of personalities for a themed cooking event. Food Network broadcasts on weekdays from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 a.m. and weekends from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 a.m. ET, with the rest of the day being taken by infomercials. The UK channel broadcasts from 6:00 a.m. to 3:00 a.m. (UK time GMT/BST as applicable) daily.

Mario Batali and Bobby Flay joined the network in 1995. In 1996, Erica Gruen, the network's CEO, and Joe Langhan, an executive producer at the Food Network, created Emeril Live!, which became the channel's signature series. Although Batali has moved on to other endeavours, Flay still appears regularly on many programs, including Iron Chef America, the channel's well-received remake of the original Japanese series. Iron Chef America's host, Alton Brown, gained a cult following for his Good Eats, which mixed science, cooking and off-beat humor. Later the network had a series entitled, "Ruggerio to Go" hosted by David Ruggerio.

In 2002, Food Network made an appeal to the home cook by adding Paulina domaća kuhinja, hosted by Paula Deen. Home Cooking focused mostly on Southern cuisine and comfort food. The show took overly complicated recipes and classic dishes and broke them down for the home cook. The show did increasingly well, and Deen revamped the show in a series called Paulina najbolja jela. In this series, friends and family members would join her in the kitchen and put a twist on classics and introduce new recipes. In June 2013, Food Network announced that they were not renewing Deen's contract due to publicity about her racial remarks revealed in a lawsuit brought on by a former worker. [13]

Also in 2002, Ina Garten's show Barefoot Contessa aired. Garten is well-known for cookbooks, including The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook, Barefoot Contessa Family Style, i Barefoot Contessa in Paris. Garten was also mentored by Martha Stewart. Garten's show features her cooking for her husband or hosting friends at their home in the Hamptons, New York. [14] Barefoot Contessa typically has about one million viewers per episode, and has received some of the highest ratings for Food Network.

Currently, the channel's biggest cross-over stars are Rachael Ray and Paula Deen, who have both taken their cable following (primarily through the series 30 -minutni obroci, 40 USD dnevno, i Paulina najbolja jela) into a syndicated talk show and Positively Paula. Both Paula Deen and Rachael Ray also have merchandise lines of cookware, food products and pet lines.

Beginning in 2005, an annual reality contest, Zvijezda sljedeće mreže hrane, brought viewers to New York City to compete for their own show on the channel. Previous winners include Dan Smith and Steve McDonagh (Party Line with The Hearty Boys), Guy Fieri (Guy's Big Bite, Diners, Drive-Ins i Ronjenja, Guy Off the Hook, Ultimate Recipe Showdown, Guy's Big Night, Guy's Family Feast, Guy's Grocery Games), Amy Finley (The Gourmet Next Door), Aaron McCargo, Jr. (Big Daddy's House), [15] Melissa d'Arabian (Večere od deset dolara), and Aarti Sequeira (Aarti Party). [16] For the 2010 season, production of Zvijezda sljedeće mreže hrane was relocated to Los Angeles. It has become the network's flagship show. For most of its 13-year run, season finales of the show have been followed by lead-out shows the network deems has great potential and will draw even more viewers. These consist of either premieres of new shows, season premieres of continuing shows, or episodes of continuing shows that are significant to the schedule. For instance, the most recent season finale of Star was followed by the season premiere of Beat Bobby Flay.

U decembru 2007. The New York Times business section published an article on the end of Emeril Lagasse's show Emeril Live, and quoted Brooke Johnson, the president, as saying that Lagasse "remains a valued member of the Food Network family". [17] Derek Baine, senior analyst at the media research firm SNL Kagan, is reported to have commented, "It's not surprising that people move on. They pay almost nothing for the people as they are building their careers. That's been their strategy all along". The article also commented on the declining popularity of the Food Network whose daily ratings were reported had fallen "to an average of 544,000 people from 580,000 a year [earlier]". It noted, "More significant, its signature weekend block of instructional programs, known collectively as 'In the Kitchen,' has lost 15 percent of its audience in the last year, to 830,000 viewers on average. This had left the network owing refunds, known as 'make goods,' to advertisers." Erica Gruen, president and CEO of the Food Network from 1996–1998 who created Emeril Live during her tenure, was reported to have blamed the decline on increased competition, "There's all sorts of instructional cooking video on the Web". [17] But it reported that, "Bob Tuschman, Food Network's senior vice president for programming and production, said the weekend ratings drop was 'nothing we haven't anticipated'. He said the network's ratings in that time period grew by double digits in each of the last four years, growth that could not be sustained." [17] It also wrote, "About a year ago, the Food Network began aggressively trying to change that with new deals that were 'way more onerous' from the stars' point of view, said a person who has been affected by the changing strategy, by insisting on a stake in book deals and licensing ventures, and control over outside activities. [17]

Past American carriage disputes Edit

On January 1, 2010, HGTV and Food Network were removed from cable provider Cablevision, which operates systems serving areas surrounding New York City. Scripps removed HGTV and Food Network from Cablevision following the expiration of the company's carriage contract on December 31, 2009 Cablevision and Scripps had been in negotiations for several months to agree on a new contract, but no progress had been made. The discontinuance of Food Network from Cablevision led the channel to make arrangements with Tribune-owned CW affiliates WPIX in New York City and WTXX in Hartford, Connecticut to broadcast a special episode of Iron Chef America with First Lady Michelle Obama on January 10, 2010, after that episode enjoyed high ratings on its January 3 cable premiere. [18] On January 21, 2010, Cablevision and Scripps reached an agreement that resulted in Food Network and HGTV being restored on Cablevision's systems that day. [19]

A similar carriage dispute with AT&T U-verse resulted in Food Network, Cooking Channel, HGTV, DIY Network, and Great American Country being dropped by the provider on November 5, 2010 [20] the dispute was resolved two days later, on November 7, 2010, after the two parties reached a new carriage agreement. [21] [22]

Red Fly Studio developed a video game for the Wii console in partnership with Food Network called Cook or Be Cooked. The game, which was published by Namco Bandai Games and was released on November 3, 2009, simulates real cooking experiences. [23] [24] Players can also try out the recipes featured on the game. There is also a video game based on Iron Chef America pod nazivom Iron Chef America: Supreme Cuisine. [25] The PC game Cooking Simulator also has extended downloadable content branded with Food Network, including a kitchen which resembles a Food Network competitive cooking show's studio, complete with a studio audience section. This simulator was developed by Big Cheese studio and was released on October 24, 2019. [26]

UK Edit

In accordance with an agreement between Scripps and Chellomedia, Food Network programs started to air internationally in the fourth quarter of 2009 in the United Kingdom and then in other markets in early 2010. [27]

Food Network UK initially launched on the Sky platform as a free-to-air channel, joined by a +1 hour timeshift, taking the channel slots vacated by the closure of Real Estate TV. (Following Scripps' acquisition of Travel Channel International, the four channel positions on Sky were reordered to move Food Network up the grid.) Food Network and +1 were subsequently also made available on the Freesat satellite platform.

On terrestrial service Freeview, initially a four-hour primetime evening bloc was acquired, sharing capacity with channels including Create and Craft subsequently Food Network relocated to its own full-day service, with the four-hour berth used to bring Travel Channel to DTT. (Travel has since itself moved to all-day operation, with the evening hours now absorbed into Create & Craft.) Scripps subsequently signed a carriage deal with Virgin Media to bring Food Network and Travel Channel to the cable platform (in Travel's case this was a re-addition following its earlier removal from the cable platform.)

In September 2019 it was announced that the former UKTV channel Good Food, which Discovery had acquired full control of earlier in the year, would be closed from 12 September 2019, with its content merged into Food Network UK. [28]

International Edit

Some countries have their own Food Network. Examples include: Food Network Canada, Food Network Asia, Food Network Italy and Food Network Europe. In the second half of 2014, Food Network Brazil began broadcasting with programs fully dubbed in Portuguese and optional subtitles. [29] On February 1, 2015, Food Network launched on Australian IPTV service Fetch TV. [30] [31] The channel launched in Latin America in March 2015 with full Spanish dubbed programs.

A localised free-to-air Australian version was launched on 17 November 2015 by SBS, which had a licensing and programming output arrangement with Scripps. [32] Another reiteration, the Seven Network's 7food network began broadcasting in December 2018 after SBS's deal ended in November 2018. After lower than expected ratings, 7food network closed on 28 December 2019, although select Food Network shows continued to air on sister network 7flix until 1 December 2020.

On 1 December 2018, Discovery Networks Asia Pacific rebranded its Food TV channel in New Zealand to a New Zealand version of Food Network. [33] On 3 February 2021, Sky announced that Food Network will close in New Zealand and a selection of Food Network shows will be moved to its sister channel, Living. On 1 March 2021 the channel was replaced by Investigation Discovery. [34]

Food Network was available in the Netherlands and Flanders between 22 April 2010 [35] and 31 January 2019. Content from former Scripps television channels Travel Channel, Fine Living and Food Network has been integrated into the programming of Discovery, TLC and Investigation Discovery in the Benelux. [36]

In 2011, Scripps requested to add its Cooking Channel, formerly Fine Living Network, to the partnership and Tribune agreed. With the Cooking Channel considered to be worth $350 million, Tribune would need to add additional capital. [37]

Consumerism and programming Edit

While Food Network programming generally does not explicitly advertise products, author Cheri Ketchum argues that Food Network advertises a lifestyle that is consistent with the norms of consumer culture. [38] Ketchum argues that Food Network deliberately chooses non-controversial programming, rather than programming which challenges aspects of consumer culture such as food waste and environmental impacts of food production. [38] Critics of Food Network such as Michael Z. Newman argue that the use of lighting and close-ups, along with the use of conventionally attractive hosts, create a fetishization of desirable foods and a consumerist lifestyle. [39]

Racial representation Edit

Critics complain of disproportionate racial representation in Food Network programming. Tasha Oren argues that the overrepresentation of Asian-Americans in competition shows on the network, along with the lack of representation of Asian-Americans as hosts of programs, contributes to the "model minority" stereotype of Asian-Americans. [40] However, Oren also offers the perspective that competition shows are viewed by network management as a low-risk entry point for hosts, especially those for whom a program may not be well received by audiences. [40]


Food Network Contestant Sues Scripps Networks - Recipes

On New Year's Eve, as I was re-watching the episode of The Next Food Network Star where the contestants cook at Ina Garten's house in the Hamptons, little did I know that had I been living in New York or the Tri-State region (and a Cablevision subscriber), that would have been the LAST NIGHT I HAD FOOD NETWORK (or my newfound love HGTV, where I spent more hours in the day watching House Hunters).

That's right, Cablevision dropped the two Scripps Networks channels like they were the damn New Year's Eve ball in Times Square at midnight on 12/31.

I've never been so happy to not live in New York!

Of course, this is all about money. Food Network and HGTV have increased their ratings and viewership and, in turn, want Cablevision (and other providers) to pay more for their offerings.

According to Scripps, Cablevision, which serves about 3 million television viewers in the New York City, Long Island and Tri-State Region, charges its subscribers an average fee in excess of $83 per month. Of that, Food Network and HGTV combined receive less than 25 cents per subscriber.

Food Network and Scripps want more than a quarter.

Soooo, apparently, subscribers are only really giving FN & HGTV less than 25 cents to receive those channels. Scripps shows results of a study called the 2009 Beta Cable Subscriber Study and found that:

"The average cable subscriber believes Food Network is worth $1.03 per month and HGTV is valued at 73 cents per month, which is considerably more than Cablevision has been paying for the networks’ programming and more than Scripps Networks Interactive is asking on behalf of the two brands in current contract negotiations."

Hmmm. if it was possible to JUST subscribe to Food Network & HGTV, I'd gladly give them a little over a buck for FN and a few quarters for HGTV. Imagine a cable bill of $1.76!

In response, Scipps is urging affected subscribers to visit IloveFoodNetwork.com and ILoveHGTV.com for information on how to demand Cablevision put the two networks back on the air.

Any fellow Food Network/HGTV addicts out there affected? Want me to call you and put the phone up to the TV so you can at least hear what's going on? I'm here to help. -)

8 Comments:

to my shock and horror, I woke up yesterday with no Food Network!! It was as if someone just slapped me in the face. Now we are on to day two of no FN and I am currently going through withdrawals and the stages of grief. Right now I am still in denial! Hoping that when I pass by the channel it will suddenly on. Ali ne. I called the number to complain and it's a lot of he said/she said. Unfortunately this sounds pretty ugly and I don't see a resolution in sight. Cablevision is making it sound like they have pretty much wiped their hands clean of FN and HGTV. Sad way to start 2010! Since these are practically the majority of channels I watch, I am thinking of switching providers. How's Verizon Fios? lol

What I wouldn't give to hear Ina say "How bad can that be??" right now or Aunt Sandy announce that it is "cocktail time!"

I would be devastated The show hosts/chefs are our friend, and its' something that you don't have any control over

Verizon FIOS is. ODLIČNO. I would recommend it to anyone and its cheaper than Time Warner

It has [here in Central NY] many many more channels, and more technology, the DVR you can watch taped shows from any TV in the house, that is pretty cool and you can access Facebook on your TV I mean its crazy

I am a cablevision customer in Westchester county, NY, and absolutely refuse to live without Chopped!

my husband called fios today and they will be here to install on tuesday (so I will not have to miss the new episode of my favorite show) - not only will we get the food channel on fios but several other channels cablevision did not provide. It will even cost less and I now realize we should have switched long ago. I can't wait to cancel cable and tell them it's because they no longer carry the food channel :)

If I still lived in NY and this happened to me I would have FREAKED! I LOVE Food Network, it's my comfort tv, and I would inundate the powers that be with emails, phone calls, etc., to get Food Network back. FIGHT BACK!

I love the idea of your $1.76 cable bill. I get, and pay for, dozens of channels I never even glance at. I dream of a system where you could pay for only the channels you WANT to see.

I wish I had Fios - but it wasn't Cablevision. Scripps pulled their channels as an ace move. I really hate being a pawn in corporate BS. Really disappointed in FN's parents right now.

I love the food network! Why is tru tv,dtv, gem,style,crtv, or a lot of other channels not getting cut? Please,please don't tell me more people watch them. If so, i'm sad.


Food Network SA gets Chopped

Scripps Networks Interactive-owned Food Network has commissioned a South African version of the US cookery format Chopped.

Chopped South Africa (10吸′) will see four local chefs tasked with turning a selection of everyday ingredients into three-course meals. A contestant is eliminated after each course, leaving one winner.

The series will be presented by entrepreneur Denvor Phokaners, with South African food celebrities including Jenny Morris and Lindsay Venn as judges.

Local production company Snelco Prod will produce, while Eugene Naidoo will direct and Sue Nell will exec produce in association with Ukhamba Communications.

Nick Thorogood, senior VP of content and marketing at Scripps EMEA, said: “Chopped is the highest rated and most popular series on Food Network in South Africa, and this new, local commission will give more than 40 home-grown chefs the chance to compete for victory in South Africa’s very own Chopped kitchen.”

Food Network, which is available to all DStv Premium and Compact subscribers in South Africa, is continuing to ramp up its original programming, having previously aired Jenny Morris Cooks Morocco, Siba’s Table and Reza’s African Kitchen among others.


A Northfield cookie decorator boasts her family's 100-year-old recipes on Food Network's Christmas Cookie Challenge

CLEVELAND — For three generations, Stan’s Northfield Bakery in Summit County has been baking up delicious treats from coveted recipes passed with diligence and pride from one family member to the next. Now the bakery’s star cookie decorator is showing off this neighborhood's sweet retreat on an upcoming episode of Food Network’s Christmas Cookie Challenge.

Leslie Srodek-Johnson, a third-generation baker and the granddaughter of founder Stan Srodek, remembers the call from Food Network’s scouting agency like it was yesterday. She was in the bakery baking away when her mother picked up the phone, at first thinking it was joke.

“In a colorful way, being my mother, she was like ‘yeah, frickin’ right,’” laughed Johnson.

When her mother handed over the phone, it was indeed the scouting company on the other line telling her they saw her work on social media and that they were interested in getting to know what she was all about.

Over the course of several weeks, representatives from the Food Network vetted her with multiple interviews, emails and phone calls.

While she couldn’t provide specifics, Johnson said she had to complete challenges to make sure she was the real deal. At any given time, she was given a challenge and had to complete it and send pictures into them within a 24-hour window.

“At that point I still didn’t know if I was for sure going to be selected for the show. It was definitely stressful because on top of the other day-to-day baking I had to do, I would have to complete these challenges, often hiding these from customers.”

In February, she got the green light and was flown out to spend a week in a Los Angeles with four other bakers from around the country.

“The entire experience was a whirlwind. I didn’t sleep and was flying on adrenaline. I lost 10 pounds because the nerves were so intense,” Johnson said. “So many nerves because you don’t know what to expect.”

Throughout the week-long competition, she had her family's legacy in the back of her head.

"My grandparents started this in 1961, so we have been in the community for so long. I was nervous because what if the judges didn't like my cookies that were from recipes that are nearly 100 years old? That would've been a problem," said Johnson.

The late Stan Strodek died a month before Johnson was born, but his legacy lives on.

"I would like to think he was extremely proud and shocked that the bakery is still in business after all these years, " she said.

And when she came back home, the craziness didn't stop.

"My plane landed on a Sunday and Fat Tuesday was that same week, so I definitely didn't sleep in 48 hours, " Johnson said.

Because of an agreement, Johnson remained tight-lipped about the episode, only to speak about the camaraderie felt by all the contestants.

"At the end of the competition, we all became friends and we still keep in touch with one another," she said.

Tune into see Johnson baking it out with other talented bakers on Monday, Dec. 16 at 10 p.m., on Tuesday, Dec. 17 at 1 a.m. and on Sunday, Dec. 22 at 5 p.m. The winner gets $10,000.

If you have a sugar craving, stop by Stan's Northfield Bakery at 9395 Olde 8 Road in Northfield.


Changing Courses at the Food Network

You can find chef Emeril Lagasse’s name and face all over a dozen cookbooks, 10 restaurants, lines of pots and pans, knives, Wedgwood dishes, spices, salad dressings and pasta sauces, and even a deep fryer.

But as of last week, it will no longer be found on new episodes of his signature “Emeril Live” show on the Food Network. The program taped its last installments and laid off a half-dozen staff members, bringing an end to an impressive 11-year, every-weeknight run.

Viewers will not see a difference for at least a year as the new episodes that have already been taped are shown. But industry executives are scratching their heads over why the network canceled “Emeril Live” — which they speculate became too expensive for its softening ratings — without having a new deal in place, given the role that his program played in the network’s success.

Food Network executives assert that Mr. Lagasse, who declined to comment, remains a valued member of the family. “All good things come to an end, and it was time to do something new,” said Brooke Johnson, the network’s president. “Right now, we’re figuring out what that something new is,” she said, noting that Mr. Lagasse’s “Essence of Emeril” on the network remains in production.

The cancellation of “Emeril Live” comes at a time when the Food Network is undergoing a transformation. Having taken food and chefs from what was once the domain of low-key public television to new celebrity heights, the network finds itself trying to retain the considerable revenue generated by what has become big business, even as it faces competition from all sides.

Executives at the Food Network and its parent, E. W. Scripps, paint a rosy picture of the network’s prime-time ratings. They say its average 2007 prime-time audience of 778,000 viewers is its highest ever and it has had success attracting the younger audiences that advertisers find especially attractive.

But the network’s total day ratings have dipped to an average of 544,000 people from 580,000 a year ago. More significant, its signature weekend block of instructional programs, known collectively as “In the Kitchen,” has lost 15 percent of its audience in the last year, to 830,000 viewers on average. This has left the network owing refunds, known as “make goods,” to advertisers, Ms. Johnson confirmed.

Bob Tuschman, Food Network’s senior vice president for programming and production, said the weekend ratings drop was “nothing we haven’t anticipated.” He said the network’s ratings in that time period grew by double digits in each of the last four years, growth that could not be sustained.

But the slowdown comes at an awkward time for Scripps: in October, the company announced that it would split in two, with the Food Network and HGTV anchoring the planned Scripps Networks Interactive. Scripps’s shares closed at $43.66 on Friday, down more than 18 percent from their 52-week high in January.

Slumping ratings are not the only obstacle facing the network. While the Food Network has been good at creating stars like Mr. Lagasse, Rachael Ray and Paula Deen and giving national exposure to chefs like Bobby Flay and Mario Batali, until recently it has not shared in their success beyond the network. A spokeswoman for the network said it had no stake in Mr. Lagasse’s considerable outside merchandising, for example.

About a year ago, the Food Network began aggressively trying to change that with new deals that were “way more onerous” from the stars’ point of view, said a person who has been affected by the changing strategy, by insisting on a stake in book deals and licensing ventures, and control over outside activities.

Ms. Johnson, the Food Network president, declined to discuss contracts, but noted that as the network has changed in its own mind from a television network to a brand, it has decided that “we like to be in partnership with our talent in a variety of venues.” She added, “To my knowledge, the talent is happy with the deals we have with them.”

Indeed, in the spring, Food Network plans to introduce its first celebrity chef branded product line, from Bobby Flay at the retailer Kohl’s, which in September introduced a line of several hundred Food Network branded products.

And last week, one of its biggest stars, Ms. Ray, renewed her Food Network contract, which was to expire at the end of the year. Ms. Ray got her start on the network in 2001, with “30 Minute Meals.” Last year, she went on to a daytime syndicated talk show, which Scripps partly owns.

The new Food Network deal, to be announced Monday, calls for her to make 13 episodes of a new prime-time travel show, called “Rachael’s Vacation.” But she will cut back on “30 Minute Meals,” to 60 new episodes a year from 80.

Jon Rosen, senior vice president at the William Morris Agency, who represents Ms. Ray, said the cutback will “make her happier and well-rested and enable her to take a breath and concentrate on her total brand a little more.” He said that because Ms. Ray got her start at the Food Network, “we very much wanted to continue that relationship.”

Food Network’s new interest in taking a broader stake in stars’ outside activities, Mr. Rosen said, “is somewhat understandable,” and it can be beneficial to some stars, but “in other cases, it might not work.”

The Rachael Ray deal is vital to the Food Network, which faces increasing competition from many directions. “There’s all sorts of instructional cooking video on the Web,” noted Erica Gruen, a cable consultant, who, when she was chief executive at the Food Network, created “Emeril Live.”

Elsewhere on television, Fox Broadcasting has the reality shows “Hell’s Kitchen” and “Kitchen Nightmares” with the foul-mouthed British chef Gordon Ramsay. Chef Daniel Boulud appears on the Mojo network. Anthony Bourdain, who started his TV career at the Food Network, is a star on the Travel Channel.

“It’s not surprising that people move on,” said Derek Baine, senior analyst at the media research firm SNL Kagan, “They pay almost nothing for the people as they are building their careers,” he said. “That’s been their strategy all along.”

Food Network does not even have the bragging rights these days to the top-rated food-related show on cable. That would be Bravo, whose “Top Chef” competition drew an average 2.6 million viewers an episode in its recent third outing, compared with the 2.4 million who tuned in to the third round of a similar cook-off show, “The Next Food Network Star.” (Those ratings are for original broadcasts and digital video recorder playbacks within seven days. Food Network executives said their show, which is the network’s highest-rated program ever, wins when only original broadcasts are included.)

Ms. Johnson called “Top Chef” a copy of “The Next Food Network Star,” but “without the care about the food content, which we bring to everything we do.”

Frances Berwick, Bravo’s executive vice president of programming and production, said the point of “Top Chef” was to help contestants open restaurants, as two have done, "not to become television personalities."

The network’s programming strategy, meanwhile, has also undergone changes, often broadening from its emphasis on the food itself. Mr. Batali‘s Italian cooking show “Molto Mario” was once a constant presence in the daytime lineup, but new episodes ended in 2004. His new series — a food tour of Spain with Gwyneth Paltrow, Mark Bittman, a food columnist for The New York Times, and the Spanish actress Claudia Bassols — will instead appear in the fall in prime time on public television.

Mr. Tuschman of the Food Network said it had passed on that series. “It was not the right fit for us.”

Mr. Batali, who still participates in the Food Network’s “Iron Chef America” competition, said the show had not been offered to the Food Network.

He said the network recently proposed a couple of new projects for him, including one where he would be host of a reality show, and that he would discuss them with the executives in January. “I’m not averse to working with them,” he said.

Still, Mr. Batali said, “They don’t need me. They have decided they are mass market and they are going after the Wal-Mart crowd,” which he said was “a smart business decision. So they don’t need someone who uses polysyllabic words from other languages.”

Ms. Johnson disputed that assertion, but Food Network executives said the network has successfully broadened its programming in recent years, with shows like the extreme cake-building reality series “Ace of Cakes” and “Dinner: Impossible,” featuring a chef, Robert Irvine, in extreme cooking challenges.

In February, the network will introduce “Ultimate Recipe Showdown,” a competition for home cooks, Mr. Tuschman said. The network’s sagging weekend lineup will get three new programs early next year, featuring the British chefs Jamie Oliver and Danny Boome, and the Memphis barbecue restaurateurs Gina and Pat Neely.

Mr. Baine, the cable analyst, said he expects the Food Network, like other cable networks, “to have a really good year” if the Writers Guild of America strike continues and broadcast networks have no original scripted programming. He said any ups and downs in ratings were unlikely to affect Scripps’s plan to split its company into two separately traded stocks.

“I think it’s a great move there are very few stand-alone cable network stocks rights now,” he said. “It’s pretty solid, despite some ups and downs in the ratings.”


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