Asian Food Network
|Asian Food Network|
|Launched||12 August 2005|
|Owned by||Discovery Asia-Pacific|
|Picture format||1080i HDTV|
(downscaled to 16:9 480i/576i for the SDTV feed)
|Broadcast area||Hong Kong|
|Headquarters||21 Media Circle #08-01, Singapore|
|Formerly called||Asian Food Channel (12 August 2005 –28 November 2019)|
|MNC Vision Indonesia||Channel 240|
|Astro Malaysia||Channel 729 (SD) Channel 709 (HD)|
|Kristal-Astro Brunei||Channel 729|
|Cignal Philippines||Channel 62|
|Transvision Indonesia||Channel 502|
|TrueVisions Thailand||Channel 356 (SD/HD)|
|SKY NET |
|First Media Indonesia||Channel 76|
|SkyCable / Destiny Cable Philippines||Channel 22 (SD) |
Channel 248 (HD)
|PPC TV Cambodia||Channel 13|
|Macau Cable TV (Macau)||Channel 211|
|VTVcab Vietnam||Channel 177|
|HTVC Vietnam||Channel 8 (HD)|
|now TV Hong Kong||Channel 527 (SD/HD)|
|Univision Mongolia||Channel 203|
|CHT MOD Taiwan||Channel 276|
|AIS Play Thailand||Channel 206|
|Channel 256 (HD/VOD)|
|Channel 098 (HD)|
|Channel 608 (HD, Coming Soon)|
The Asian Food Network (AFN), formerly known as Asian Food Channel, is a Southeast Asian pay television channel that is owned by Discovery Asia-Pacific. Launched in 2005, it provides a mix of food programming content.
The Asian Food Network was co-founded by Hian Goh and Maria Brown in 2005. The idea was conceived by Goh, an investment banker, and Brown, a journalist at the BBC, in 2004 to bring a food television channel to Asia. Launched under the name Asian Food Channel, it was Asia's first pay-TV food channel.
Content for the network was originally purchased from overseas markets and included shows such as Meat and Greet and Singapore Flavours from Mediacorp. In 2009, it launched AFC Studio at Orchard Central in Singapore. It allowed fans to purchase branded merchandise and also used for original content creation such as Great Dinners Of The World and Big Break. By 2013, the network reached 130 million viewers in 12 markets.
Scripps Networks Interactive purchased the channel in 2013. It became part of Discovery, Inc. in 2018 when Discovery acquired Scripps Networks Interactive. The channel was rebranded as Asian Food Network in 2019, focusing more on digital content. As of November 2019, it had more than four million mobile viewers.
The Asian Food Network provides a wide mix of food programming content that are sourced internationally such as the United Kingdom, the US, Canada, Europe, Australia, as well as Asian specific content from Korea, Japan, China, Philippines, Taiwan, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore and Thailand.
Most shows are subtitled.
|Anna Olson||Bake With Anna Olson, Inspired with Anna Olson, Kitchen Treats with Anna Olson, Fresh with Anna Olson|
|Sherson Lian||Family Kitchen w Sherson, 5 Rencah 5 Rasa, Great Dinners of the World, Reality Bites: Rise Above w Style|
|Sarah Benjamin||Cooking For Love, Simply Special, Yummy Desserts, Must Try Asia, GR848, Fresh Off Japan!, Best of Portugal|
|Ili Sulaiman||Family Feast with Ili, Home Cooked: Malaysia, By The Sea with Ili, Ili's Tiffin Diaries|
|Jason Yeoh||Taste with Jason, Jason Tastes Asia, Axian’s Food Adventures|
|Rinrin Marinka||Back to the Streets: Jakarta, Wonderful Indonesia Flavours, Home Cooked Asia: Indonesia|
|Gordon Ramsay||Gordon's Ultimate Home Cooking, Gordon Ramsay's Ultimate Cookery Course|
|Anthony Bourdain||Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations|
|Nigella Lawson||Nigella Bites|
|Paul Hollywood||Paul Hollywood City Bakes, The Great British Bake Off|
|Chuck Hughes||Chuck's Day Off|
|Sue Perkins||Cooks' Questions, The Culture Show, The Big Spell, The Great British Bake Off|
|Roger Mooking||Man, Fire, Food|
|Reza M.||Reza Mahammad Spice Prince: Thailand, Reza Spice Prince of Vietnam|
|Nik Michael||Cooking For Love|
|Tia Mowry||Tia Mowry At Home|
|Siba Mtongana||Siba's Table|
|Justine Schofield||Everyday Gourmet with Justine Schofield|
|Adrian Richardson||Good Chef Bad Chef|
|Zoe Bingley-Pullin||Good Chef Bad Chef|
|Nick Smith||Street Eats|
|Judy Joo||Korean Food Made Simple|
|Tobie Puttock||Wonderful Indonesia Flavours|
|Will Meyrick||Back to the Streets: Jakarta|
|Yuda Bustara||Home Cooked Asia: Indonesia|
|Pati Jinich||Pati's Mexican Table|
|Debbie Wong||Kitchen Quickies, Deliciousness, Food Wars Asia, Debbie's Desserts, Late Night Guide Asia|
|Martin Yan||Martin Yan’s Asian Favorites|
- "Asian Food Channel founders hit on right recipe for TV". The Straits Times. 21 April 2013. Retrieved 30 November 2019.
- "Chef Diego Chiarini's Prawns Coated with Celery Recipe". Luxury Haven. 27 November 2012. Retrieved 30 November 2019.
- Scripps Networks Interactive acquired AFC Archived 26 April 2013 at the Wayback Machine
- Discovery Communications Completes Acquisition of Scripps Networks Interactive; Changes Company Name to Discovery, Inc.
- "Discovery Asia Pacific Unveils Asian Food Network: A Multi-Platform Evolution of The Asian Food Channel". Business Insider. 29 November 2019. Retrieved 30 November 2019.
- Official website
- About Asian Food Network
- Channel Availability
- Ngiam Ying Lan. "Asian Food Channel: For the first time – a new taste for cable TV", The Business Times, 12 August 2005. Retrieved on 3 November 2007.
- Founder of AFC on ten lessons for a successful career