Asian Food Channel

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Asian Food Channel (AFC)
Afc logo.svg
Logo of Asian Food Channel
Launched 12 August 2005 (as Asian Food Channel)
Owned by Scripps Network Interactive
Picture format 4:3
Country Singapore
Headquarters Fusionopolis, One-North Business Park, Singapore
Website www.asianfoodchannel.com
Availability
Satellite
Indovision Indonesia Channel 240
Astro Malaysia Channel 703
Kristal-Astro Brunei Channel 703
Dream Satellite TV Philippines Channel 27
Cignal Digital TV Philippines Channel 26
Aora Indonesia Channel 318
Nex Media Indonesia Channel 210
Topas TV Indonesia Channel 302
Cable
StarHub TV Singapore Channel 435 (SD/HD)
First Media Indonesia Channel 76
TelkomVision Indonesia Channel 116
SkyCable Philippines Channel 22 (Digital)
PPC TV Cambodia Channel 13
Destiny Cable Philippines Channel 71 (Analog)
Channel 22 (Digital)
Cablelink Philippines Coming Soon
IPTV
now TV Hong Kong Channel 527
CJ TVing South Korea N/A
Univision Mongolia Channel 84
Chunghwa Telecom MOD Taiwan Channel 90(June 3, 2013 broadcast)

The Asian Food Channel (AFC) is a food and lifestyle broadcaster based in Singapore. As the first food TV channel to broadcast pan-regionally in Asia, AFC provides a mix of both Eastern and Western content in a variety of formats.

Launched in mid-2005 into multiple territories across the region.

AFC's noteworthy accomplishments include:

The Pioneers[edit]

The Asian Food Channel is co-founded by Singaporean, Hian Goh and Briton Maria Brown, both of whom have experience in business and media. Hian Goh was a founding member of the Salomon Smith Barney Technology investment banking practice in Asia. He is also a successful entrepreneur founding start-ups in Hong Kong and China. Maria Brown is a 14-year veteran of the BBC working in both London and New York. She has experience in international media production.[citation needed]

Acquired by Scripps Network Interactive[edit]

On 15 April 2013, Scripps Network Interactive[1] included the channel into their portfolio of lifestyle-oriented content, which includes HGTV, DIY Network, Food Network, Cooking Channel, Travel Channel and country music network Great American Country.

Programming[edit]

The channel provides a wide mix of food programming from internationally sourced content from UK, America, Europe, Australia, as well as Asian specific content from Korea, Japan, China, Philippines, Taiwan, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore and Thailand.

Subtitles are provided in almost every programme in this channel, in particular Chinese subtitles. English subtitles are present in non-English language programme, otherwise they are absent. As of Dec 2012, Bahasa Indonesian subtitles for selected programs are also available in Indonesia on the following channel providers ; Indovision, Telkomvision, First Media, Nex Media, Aora TV and Topas TV.

The Asian Food Channel is the same for parts of Asia; and differences are limited to advertising. On most of its feeds except Singapore, the cable or satellite provider insert commercials similar to other channels, following laws that regulate commercials produced from overseas.

The company provides a website where current listings of programming, recipes from the various shows and other programming information can be found.

AFC Studio[edit]

AFC Studio was opened in December 2009 at Orchard Central in Singapore. Comprising a retail store, food and beverage outlet, cooking school, events location and a filming studio, the space is intended to provide a touch point for its viewers. The Store was closed permanently as of September 2013.

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