BBC Food

BBC Food channel
Launched 19 June 2002
Closed 26 December 2008
Owned by BBC
Slogan Appetising Television
Country United Kingdom
Broadcast area Southern Africa and Scandinavia
Replaced by BBC Lifestyle

BBC Food was the name of the BBC's international commercial television channel focusing solely on food until it was replaced in the television markets in which it was broadcast by BBC Lifestyle. The channel was owned and operated by BBC Worldwide, the BBC's commercial arm.

The channel launched in June 2002 and was available in southern Africa and parts of Scandinavia. While much of the programming was from the BBC, having been shown on other outlets elsewhere, other content from other providers was included in the scheduling.

Well known chefs who have appeared on the channel with their respective programmes have included:

A similar service operates within the United Kingdom and Ireland called Good Food, a joint venture between BBC Worldwide and Scripps Networks Interactive.

The BBC Food channel was phased out in Africa in September 2008, and in Scandinavia in December 2008. The channel was replaced by the new BBC Lifestyle.

BBC Food also refers to the public service website which publishes recipes from BBC programmes.


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