FOOD first, a 24 by 7 channel dedicated to food, that will be launched soon by the Real Lifestyle Network has announced its partnership with international content distributors to acquire exclusive content.
The two major distributors it has signed up with include Shine and Optomen. Shine has distributed shows like MasterChef Australia and Optomen, meanwhile consists of a programme list that consists of celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay and Hollywood Star Gwyneth Paltrow amongst others.
Commenting on the tie ups, Manisha Tripathi, business head, Real Global Broadcasting Pvt. Ltd., said, “Our strategy for FOOD first is to work with like-minded production houses that create programming that naturally fit our brand’s premium positioning. This strategy has led us to explore partnerships with world-class production houses like Shine and Optomen. With such remarkable content partners on board, viewers can look forward to a great line-up of international programming on the channel, along with the best in home-grown productions.”
The HD (high-definition) ready channel, FOOD first, is scheduled to be launched in early 2011.