Scripps Networks Interactive has announced it will launch Food Network in Italy next month.
The channel will be available on free-to-air platform LCN 33 from May 8. It is the first dedicated multi-platform food entertainment channel to launch in Italy.
Food Network originally launched in the US in 1993 and is now available throughout EMEA, Africa, the Middle East and the UK.
"The launch of Food Network in Italy, a key growth market for Scripps Networks Interactive, represents a significant milestone in the global expansion of this brand,” said Phillip Luff, managing director, UK & EMEA, Scripps Networks Interactive. "Italy offers a rich and dynamic culture, where food is in people’s DNA, and Food Network’s unique and entertaining programming will engage the many millions of Italians who celebrate food."