Scripps Networks UK & EMEA (Europe/Middle East/Africa) a division of the world’s leading producer of engaging lifestyle content, has announced a new series commission for Food Network, the global food, entertainment and lifestyle channel.
The series, Jenny & Reza’s Fabulous Food Academy is Scripps Networks UK & EMEA’s third original series to go on Food Network for 2015 – other original commissions for 2015 include: Siba’s Table series 2 and Siba’s Table Fast Feasts. Both chefs have already starred in successful shows on Food Network. Among the channel’s top ranking titles in South Africa over the last four years are two series hosted by Jenny Morris, and four featuring Reza Mahammad.
Friends from the moment they met, Jenny Morris and Reza Mahammad are combining their extraordinary knowledge and passion for food by opening the doors of their Food Academy. Jenny and Reza will be teaching six would be chefs to create a delicious feast, along the way passing on inspired hints, tips and techniques on how to cook like a professional, their aim is to demonstrate that with a little know how all of us can produce delicious food. From the beautiful basics, to wonderful Mediterranean and Asian inspired dishes, all will be served up with Jenny and Reza’s unique humour and sheer joy of cooking at their Fabulous Food Academy.
“We are proud to be launching a new format with Jenny and Reza who have been a huge hit with our audiences across the region. Our continued investment in our talent and original commissions has allowed for us to expand our portfolio as one of the world’s leading producers of engaging lifestyle content,” says Phillip Luff, Managing Director, Scripps Networks UK & EMEA.
The series has been commissioned by Gareth Williams, Vice President Commissioning, Scripps Networks UK & EMEA.
Produced by Okuhle Media in South Africa, the series is filmed in Cape Town and will broadcast on DStv Channel 175 and EMEA in Q3 2015.
Louise McClelland of Okuhle Media serves as Executive Producer on Jenny & Reza’s Fabulous Food Academy.
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 190 million U.S. consumers each month. Companion websites complement on-air programming with video and social media that inform and inspire.
Scripps Networks International, a division of SNI, distributes seven entertainment brands including Asian Food Channel, Cooking Channel, DIY Network, Fine Living, Food Network, HGTV and Travel Channel in nearly 180 countries and territories across Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean. The division oversees the company’s joint-venture partnerships with BBC Worldwide in UKTV in the UK and with Shaw Media in Canada as well as program licensing. Scripps Networks International is headquartered in Knoxville, Tenn., and New York, NY, with regional offices in London, Miami, Milan, São Paulo and Singapore.
About Food Network
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.
DStv Premium and Compact subscribers can access the tantalising Food Network offering on Channel 175 with 24/7 incredible award-winning cooking shows, new culinary ideas and high-energy entertainment to inspire foodies and non-foodies alike.
Food Network is owned by Scripps Networks Interactive (SNI), one of the leading developers of lifestyle content for the television and internet worldwide. Its sister brand in the US, Food Network, is one of the most popular networks on US television and www.foodnetwork.com is the leading food website in the US.