Food Network comes to Panama's Cable Onda

DetailsGabriel Miramar-Garcia | 24 July 2015

Scripps Networks Latin America has launched Food Network on Cable Onda, the largest pay-TV platform in Panama.

Food Network's bouillabaisse of programming featuring kitchen competitions, culinary adventure, instructional cooking and home entertaining will be available in both standard (SD) and high definition (HD).

"Food Network is the gold standard in lifestyle culinary programming and by bringing the channel to viewers in Panama, we are giving Spanish-speaking audiences more choices when it comes to watching the best food-related programming around the world," said Márcio Fonseca, managing director of Scripps Networks Latin America. "We are thrilled to partner with Cable Onda to bring our beloved chefs and popular shows into the hearts and homes of audiences across Panama."

Food Network features popular global hit series including Chopped, a high-stakes culinary competition hosted by Ted Allen where competitors are challenged to create delectable courses in a limited amount of time from the ingredients in a mystery basket; Beat Bobby Flay, where two talented chefs go head-to-head for the chance to put their culinary skills to the test against Bobby Flay with the winner moving on to face off against him; and Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, hosted by Guy Fieri who, week-to-week, embarks on a cross-country road trip to uncover the best that America's restaurants have to offer by way of regional classics and comfort food.

Food Network's first Latin American launch was on Sky in Brazil in November 2014, followed by the pan-regional launch of the channel on DirecTV. Today, the pay-TV channel is available in more than six million homes across the region.