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Topic: Food Network

A+E Nets' New Lifestyle Channel Is Using Recognizable Stars to Take on Scripps

FYI will also use homegrown talent

Its nickname is the Little Bread Corvette, and it’s an edible car, though it might not be appetizing to anyone other than the quirky characters behind the YouTube megahit videos,…

Scripps Pitches Web Shows With Vanilla Ice and Rev Run

Also discloses interesting online data

At Scripps Networks Interactive's first NewFronts presentation, the media company brought out DIY Network stars Vanilla Ice and Rev Run, Food Network celebrity chef Bobby Flay and a few other…

Will Paula Deen Serve Up a Comeback in 2014?

Shamed celeb cook quietly resurfaces

A new year invariably fills brands with visions of possibilities. Count Paula Deen among them. The onetime queen of Southern cooking—who suffered a messy fall from her throne this past summer…

Toys R Us' Holiday Ads Employ Prankvertising

Element of surprise at center of huge effort

It might still be five weeks before Black Friday, but Toys "R" Us already rolling out a holidays campaign isn't shocking. Better a little bit early than a little bit…

The Restaurant Business Is Like the News Business, Says Geoffrey Zakarian

Lots of reading, no TV

Specs Who Geoffrey Zakarian Age 54 Accomplishments Chef and restaurateur (including The Lambs Club and The National Bar & Dining Rooms in New York); winner of Food Network’s The Next Iron Chef: Super Chefs;…

Scripps Cautious When It Comes to Buying Tribune's Stake in Food

Scatter pricing, upfront pricing both up

Scripps Networks Interactive CFO Joe NeCastro said today that the company was in no hurry to buy the remaining stake in Food Network still owned by Tribune on the company's…

The Cooking Channel Finds Traction in the Marketplace

Presentation is everything

During this year’s advance buying season, clients and agencies are finally getting to sample the Cooking Channel’s ratings and buy guaranteed inventory after two-and-a-half years in the oven. And owner…

Standard Media Index Survey Dings ESPN, MTV, E! for Calendar Year to Date

Major cable networks down year-over-year

Ratings, meet results: advertisers were bearish on ESPN during the first half of the year, but they were nuts for the A+E cable group. Analysts at the Standard Media Index, which…

Smithfield Foods Drops Paula Deen

QVC also reviewing relationship with celeb chef

Paula Deen has lost a major endorsement deal in the wake of allegations that she and people in her restaurants have engaged in racial and sexual harassment, The Wall Street…

Ratings Slump Dings Broadcast Sales

Networks’ Q1 spend slips 5 percent; cable on the rise

Diluted prime-time deliveries and a calendar quirk that moved NCAA Final Four dollars into April contributed to a $317 million decline in first-quarter broadcast TV ad expenditures. According to a new…

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