Simplestream launches Food Network app
February 11, 2015
By Colin Mann
Food lifestyle channel Food Network Food Network UK has partnered with multi-platform live streaming and catch-up TV service specialist Simplestream to develop and launch a bespoke streaming app and it is now available in the App Store and Google Play for both iOS and Android devices, respectively.
The app allows viewers to watch Food Network UK’s high-quality lifestyle food programming, including hit programmes such as Barefoot Contessa, Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, Restaurant Stakeout and Mystery Diners, live and via on-demand across multiple devices.
“We are proud to have built Food Network UK’s ‘all you can eat’ live TV and seven-day catch up mobile application,” commented Dan Finch, Commercial Director of Simplestream. “With the proliferation of tablets and increases in mobile viewing, broadcasters are increasingly looking for new platforms and custom media management solutions for their channels. We are confident that the new app will be a recipe for success for Food Network,” he quipped.
“We have developed a sophisticated yet simple app that allows our passionate viewers to enjoy the very best of live and on-demand viewing whether they are in the kitchen, on the sofa or on their daily commute,” noted Kate Bradshaw, VP Digital, Scripps Networks UK & EMEA. “The launch also provides our commercial partners further opportunities to engage with and deepen their relationships with our audience, as Scripps Networks UK & EMEA continues to deliver its high quality and unparalleled lifestyle content throughout the region,” she added