Cannes – Scripps Networks International has announced a trio of new production acquisition deals for its global Food Network brands. Food Network Asia has secured the rights to Mobile Chef (8 x 30’), a Singapore series that showcases a cutting-edge chef and modern gastronomy at its finest, premiering on May 19. 

Food Network UK has acquired the exclusive rights to two new programmes – Pizza Italiana with Thom and James (6 x 30’), which follows two brothers as they tour Italy in their 40 mph “Conchetta” Piaggio Ape van; and Recipes that Rock (6 x 30’), a rock ‘n’ roll gastro-travel show featuring the bass player from the British band Blur. 

“We couldn’t be happier with the calibre of our newest series,” said Jon Sichel, Managing Director of Scripps Networks Interactive EMEA. “From British rock stars to street food super heroes, our new spring programming is fresh, fun and exemplifies the quality and uniqueness that our viewers have come to expect.”