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New commissions for Travel Channel & Food Network U.K

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MUMBAI: Scripps Networks International has commissioned new programming across Travel Channel and Food Network U.K., alongside announcing the launch of Food Network HD in Turkey.

There are two new commissions for travel channel: Luxury Uncovered and Man Vs World (working title). Luxury Uncovered is hosted by Jenny Powell. She will go behind the scenes to reveal the secrets of service specialists worldwide, from first-class flights to world-renowned resorts.

Man Vs World features Rob Bell, an engineer, triathlete and adventurer. He puts all of these qualities to the test in a series of unique travel challenges. Bell was recently seen on BBC's Engineering Greats.

Food Network's new commission is Jenny Morris Cooks the Riviera. The series explores the tastes of the Mediterranean, with a particular focus on French and Italian cuisine.

Scripps UK & EMEA senior VP of content and marketing Nick Thorogood said, "It's fantastic to create original, dynamic programming relevant to so many of the territories we broadcast to and to showcase both new and established talent."

Scripps UK & EMEA VP of commissioning and original content Sue Walton added, "Yet again we have pushed our original programming to the limit. Glamour, danger and fantastic food equaling top-notch entertainment for all to enjoy across our channels."

Additionally, Scripps Networks International is bringing Food Network HD to Turkey for the first time. The channel will be fully versioned by August. Through an agreement with D-Smart, Food Network HD will be available to 700,000 subscribers in Turkey.

"It's great to see Scripps further expand its global footprint in such an important international territory," said Scripps EMEA managing director Jon Sichel. "Food Network's unique lifestyle programming will be an excellent addition to D?Smart's channel lineup."

 

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