Food Network and Alton Brown Agree to Three-Year Deal

    NEW YORK, Jan. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Food Network and Alton Brown have
 agreed to a three-year deal, it was announced today by Brooke Johnson,
 President, Food Network. In 2008, he will produce new seasons of the
 popular Good Eats and Iron Chef America, as well as assorted specials. In
 addition, Brown will produce a new season of limited series Feasting on
 Asphalt, titled Feasting on Waves, premiering in summer 2008. Additional
 terms of the arrangement were not disclosed. Food Network is a part of
 Scripps Networks, owned by the Cincinnati-based E.W. Scripps Company (NYSE:  
 SSP).
 
     "We are thrilled to continue our long-standing relationship with Alton
 and look forward to creating compelling programs with him," said Johnson.
 "Good Eats launched in 1999, its popularity and that of Alton is a
 testament to the creativity and longevity of our talent and programming."
 
     "Food Network is my home and I am staying home," said Brown. "I'm
 looking forward to producing more and varied shows with the network and am
 especially excited about Feasting on Waves, which will bring a whole new
 perspective to food."
 
     Feasting on Waves, premiering summer 2008, will feature Alton Brown
 trading the road for the waves to explore the people, cultures and food of
 the Caribbean. He will uncover the real mom and pop restaurants and food
 stands, cook on the boat, dive, fish, whatever it takes to find interesting
 edibles outside of the resorts. From the deck of a boat, it's a modern day
 pirate's tale searching out history, cuisines and stories.
 
     FOOD NETWORK (http://www.foodnetwork.com) is a unique lifestyle network
 and Web site that strives to be way more than cooking. The network is
 committed to exploring new and different ways to approach food -- through
 pop culture, competition, adventure, and travel -- while also expanding its
 repertoire of technique-based information. Food Network is distributed to
 more than 90 million U.S. households and averages more than seven million
 Web site users monthly. With headquarters in New York City and offices in
 Atlanta, Los Angeles, Chicago, Detroit and Knoxville, Food Network can be
 seen internationally in Canada, Australia, Korea, Thailand, Singapore, the
 Philippines, Monaco, Andorra, Africa, France, and the French-speaking
 territories in the Caribbean and Polynesia. The E.W. Scripps Company (NYSE:  
 SSP), which also owns and operates HGTV (http://www.hgtv.com), DIY Network
 (http://www.diynetwork.com), Great American Country (http://www.gactv.com)
 and FINE LIVING (http://www.fineliving.com), is the manager and general
 partner.
 
 
 

SOURCE Food Network

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