Knoxville, Tennessee and Sao Paolo – Scripps Networks Interactive announced the launch of Food Network in Brazil – the company’s first channel brand to launch in Latin America. Food Network, the culinary lifestyle channel in the United States, is available to customers on the SKY Brazil TV platform. Food Network offers a mix of local original productions and global programming featuring kitchen competition, culinary adventure, instructional cooking and home entertaining.

“Bringing Food Network to Brazil represents Scripps’ continued commitment to building scale for our international division and further solidifies our position as the global leader in lifestyle media,” said Jim Samples, president of Scripps Networks International. “Scripps has already created a strong foothold in the market through program licensing deals, and we are now building on this demand for our high-quality content by launching a premiere 24/7 food channel.”

“Food Network’s brand recognition mixed with its engaging content and trusted personalities is a recipe for success around the world. With our first ever launch of Food Network in the region, we now have the opportunity to create a culinary destination made up of our high-quality, aspirational programming, filtered through a local lens, to entertain and delight Brazilian audiences,” said Márcio Fonseca, managing director of Scripps Networks Latin America.