UPC DTH launches Fine Living and Food Network
UPC DTH launches Fine Living and Food Network, two new channels devoted to food entertainment and lifestyle in all four of its markets

Luxembourg, 05th March, 2015 - UPC DTH S.à r.l., the leading satellite television provider in Central and Eastern Europe, is proud to announce further enhancements of its line-up with the addition of two culinary and lifestyle channels from Scripps Networks International.

 

Food Network LogoStarting April 07th 2015, UPC Direct, freeSAT and Focus Sat customers will be able to enjoy Fine Living and Food Network from Scripps Networks International as the latest additions to their service.

 

Food Network, the world’s leading food, entertainment and lifestyle channel, will be premiering new, long-awaited show Siba’s Table: Fast Feasts featuring Food Network chef Siba Mtongana, in March. In this cooking show Siba shares the rich fusion culture of modern South African food. When Siba invites friends over for a dinner party, it’s short cuts all the way as she uses quick-cook tips to create something sensational. Chopped, another popular Food Network programme, will test the skill, speed and ingenuity of four up-and-coming chefs. Each chef will be given everyday ingredients to create an extraordinary three-course meal. Can the chefs create amazing meals that will wow the judges – or will they end up getting the Chop?

 

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Fine Living, which showcases innovative home and design experts, lifestyle gurus and chefs from around the world, will include in its line-up highly anticipated shows such as Killer Kitchen Makeover, which will see cousins and best friends Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri lower the wrecking ball on out-dated, dysfunctional homes, surprising the owners with huge renovations that will make their dreams come true. Additionally, Keasha’s Perfect Dress will see renowned bridal consultant Keasha Digsby, as she takes our audiences inside a bustling bridal salon, sharing tales of fittings, alterations, high hopes and big decisions of each bride’s pursuit of their dream gown.

 

 

We are pleased to bring lifestyle inspiration to our customers with the addition of Food Network and Fine Living. We regularly survey our customers to be sure we are meeting their

expectations in programme content and assortment. This addition will strengthen our Plus Pak in our Hungary, Czech Republic and Slovakia as well as the Familia and Mozaic packages for Focus Sat customers in Romania. These additions will further enhance our already rich package options for customers providing more choice” said Zoltan Pinkola, Regional Director of Sales and Business Development.

Jon Sichel, Managing Director, Scripps Networks UK & EMEA said: “We have a long standing relationship with UPC and are pleased to develop our partnership with one of the most recognised and respected platform providers in Europe. We will be bringing our high-quality food entertainment and lifestyle channels to a bigger audience than ever before.”

 

Food Network will be available on channel 92 to Plus Pak customers for UPC Direct/freeSAT and Mozaic customers for Focus Sat. Fine Living will be available on channel 91 to Plus Pak customers for UPC Direct/freeSAT and Familia customers for Focus Sat.

In order to make room for these channels UPC DTH will be removing Blackbelt TV and Sportklub from the line-up.

 

UPC DTH PR contact: press@upcdth.lu

 

 

About UPC DTH S.à r.l.

UPC DTH S.à r.l. is a high quality provider of satellite television services based in Luxembourg, the European capital of satellite services. It provides services to Hungary, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and manages the satellite television services of the provider in Romania. Its Direct-To-Home (DTH) service, known as UPC Direct in the Hungarian market, freeSAT in the Czech and Slovak markets and Focus Sat in Romania has more than 783,300 customers (as per 31 December 2014). UPC DTH S.à r.l. offers its customers more channels, better content, award winning customer service and superior signal quality, including crystal-clear high-definition programming.

UPC DTH S.à r.l. is part of Liberty Global plc.

 

About Liberty Global

Liberty Global is the largest international cable company with operations in 14 countries. We connect people to the digital world and enable them to discover and experience its endless possibilities. Our market-leading triple-play services are provided through next-generation networks and innovative technology platforms that connected 27 million customers subscribing to 56 million television, broadband internet and telephony services at December 31, 2014. In addition, we served 5 million mobile subscribers across nine countries at year-end 2014.

Liberty Global's consumer brands include Virgin Media, UPC, Ziggo, Unitymedia, Kabel BW, Telenet and VTR. Our operations also include Liberty Global Business Services, our commercial division, and Liberty Global Ventures, our investment fund. For more information, please visit www.libertyglobal.com

 

About Scripps Networks Interactive

Scripps Networks Interactive (NYSE: SNI) is one of the leading developers of engaging lifestyle content in the home, food and travel categories for television, the Internet and emerging platforms. Its lifestyle media portfolio comprises popular television and Internet brands HGTV, DIY Network, Food Network, Cooking Channel, Travel Channel and Great American Country, which collectively reach more than 177 million U.S. consumers each month.

Scripps Networks International distributes four entertainment brands including Asian Food Channel, Fine Living, Food Network and Travel Channel in more than 170 countries and territories across Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), and Asia Pacific, and is a joint-venture partner with BBC Worldwide in UKTV in the UK and with Shaw Media in Canada. The division manages the company’s program licensing and distribution function, which makes its high-quality content available in more than 220 countries and territories around the world. Scripps Networks International is headquartered in Knoxville, Tenn., and New York, NY, with regional offices in London, Singapore and São Paulo. For more information, please visit www.scrippsnetworksinteractive.com.

 

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