Asian Food Network

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Asian Food Network
Asian Food Network.svg
Launched12 August 2005
Owned byDiscovery Asia-Pacific
Picture format1080i HDTV
(downscaled to 16:9 480i/576i for the SDTV feed)
CountrySingapore
Broadcast areaHong Kong
Taiwan
Mongolia
Southeast Asia
Headquarters21 Media Circle #08-01, Singapore
Formerly calledAsian Food Channel (12 August 2005 –28 November 2019)
Sister channel(s)
Websitewww.asianfoodnetwork.com
Availability
Satellite
MNC Vision IndonesiaChannel 240
Astro MalaysiaChannel 729 (SD) Channel 709 (HD)
Kristal-Astro BruneiChannel 729
Cignal PhilippinesChannel 62
Transvision IndonesiaChannel 502
TrueVisions ThailandChannel 356 (SD/HD)
SKY NET
(Myanmar)
Channel 68
CANAL+
(Myanmar)
Channel 110
Cable
First Media IndonesiaChannel 76
SkyCable / Destiny Cable PhilippinesChannel 22 (SD)
Channel 248 (HD)
PPC TV CambodiaChannel 13
Macau Cable TV (Macau)Channel 211
VTVcab VietnamChannel 177
HTVC VietnamChannel 8 (HD)
IPTV
IndiHome UseeTV
(Indonesia)
Channel 402
now TV Hong KongChannel 527 (SD/HD)
Univision MongoliaChannel 203
CHT MOD TaiwanChannel 276
AIS Play ThailandChannel 206
Singtel TV
(Singapore)
Channel 256 (HD/VOD)
Next TV
(Vietnam)
Channel 098 (HD)
myTV Super
(Hong Kong)
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.

History[edit]

The Asian Food Network was co-founded by Hian Goh and Maria Brown in 2005.[1] 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.[1]

Content for the network was originally purchased from overseas markets and included shows such as Meat and Greet and Singapore Flavours from Mediacorp.[1] In 2009, it launched AFC Studio at Orchard Central in Singapore.[2] It allowed fans to purchase branded merchandise and also used for original content creation such as Great Dinners Of The World and Big Break.[1] By 2013, the network reached 130 million viewers in 12 markets.[1]

Scripps Networks Interactive purchased the channel in 2013.[3] It became part of Discovery, Inc. in 2018 when Discovery acquired Scripps Networks Interactive.[4] 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.[5]

Programming[edit]

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.

Featured Chefs/Hosts[edit]

Name Program .
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
Pornsak Food Source
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

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Asian Food Channel founders hit on right recipe for TV". The Straits Times. 21 April 2013. Retrieved 30 November 2019.
  2. ^ "Chef Diego Chiarini's Prawns Coated with Celery Recipe". Luxury Haven. 27 November 2012. Retrieved 30 November 2019.
  3. ^ Scripps Networks Interactive acquired AFC Archived 26 April 2013 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ Discovery Communications Completes Acquisition of Scripps Networks Interactive; Changes Company Name to Discovery, Inc.
  5. ^ "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.

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