Trivia quiz questions with answers about the Food Network
Food Network Trivia Questions With Answers
What is the Food Network?
A: The Food Network is an American pay television channel that is owned by Television Food Network, G.P
The channel is managed as a division of what?
A: Discovery Networks U.S.
The channel airs both special and regular episodic programs about what?
A: Food and cooking.
In addition to its headquarters in
New York City, Food Network has offices where?
A: In Atlanta, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Detroit, Jersey City, Cincinnati, and Knoxville,
How many households receive Food Network as of January 2016?
A: 95 million.
When was Food Network founded?
A: On April 19, 1993, as "TV Food Network".
Its legal name remains what?
A: Television Food Network, G. P.
The network shortened its brand name within a few years and discontinued what?
A: The "TV" portion of the name, thus leaving it as "Food Network".
The network initially launched on what date?
A: November 22, 1993 with two initial shows featuring David Rosengarten, Donna Hanover, and Robin Leach.
On November 23, 1993, Food Network launched what?
A: Its live broadcasting.
It was developed by whom?
A: Reese Schonfeld (one of the founders of CNN), under the direction of Providence Journal president Trygve Myrhen.
Its original partners included the Journal itself, Adelphia, Scripps-Howard, Continental Cablevision, Cablevision, and most importantly whom?
A: The Tribune Company, which provided the network's technical output.
Schonfeld, was appointed as what?
A: Managing director of TV Food Network.
The following year, the network acquired the rights to what?
A: The Julia Child library from WGBH.
In 1995, Schonfeld resigned as managing director of the network, but remained what?
A: On its board until 1998, when he sold his interest in the company to Scripps.
In 1996, who was hired as the president and CEO of TV Food Network?
A: Erica Gruen, becoming the second woman in history to be the CEO of a U.S. television network.
Gruen led the network into an explosive growth until 1998, by launching what?
A: The largest and number one site for food, FoodNetwork.com.
What did it do to the subscriber base?
A: More than doubled it.
It tripled what?
A: The viewership.
In 1997, it was the second what?
A: Fastest growing cable network.
Gruen changed the brand positioning from Schonfeld's "TV for people who cook" to what?
A: "TV for everyone who loves to eat," thereby greatly improving the appeal to viewers and advertisers, and saving the network from bankruptcy.
Greg Willis and Cathy Rasenberger were two of the original members of the start-up team who led what?
A: The affiliate sales and marketing of the company from 1995 to 1998.
Greg Willis served as senior vice president of worldwide distribution until he left to join who?
A: Liberty Media in 1998.
The A. H. Belo Corporation acquired Food Network when it purchased what?
A: The Providence Journal Company in 1996.
Belo sold the network to the E. W. Scripps Company in 1997, in a trade deal that resulted in what?
A: Belo acquiring the television-radio station combination of KENS-AM/TV in San Antonio,
In March 2009, the Food Network launched a repurposed Food.com as a what?
A: A bookmarking site that allows users to aggregate and search for recipes from different sources online.
Food Network was first launched outside of North America in the United Kingdom on what date?
A: November 9, 2009.
When did it launch in Asia?
A: On July 5, 2010.
Since the UK launch on November 9, 2009 on Sky, the channel has been added to what?
A: The Freesat, Freeview and Virgin Media platforms.
In January 2015, the Food Network collaborates with Snapchat and launches what?
A: Its own Food Network channel, "Discover Food Network", where
social media users can watch the channel through the app.
The channel features what?
A: Recipes, food hacks, and tips to entertain and appeal to the social media savvy millennials of today while watching from the palm of their hands.
Food Network programming is divided into a daytime block known as "Food Network in the Kitchen" and a primetime lineup branded as what?
A: "Food Network Nighttime".
Generally, "In the Kitchen" is dedicated to what?
A: Instructional cooking programs.
Nighttime features what?
A: Food-related entertainment programs, such as cooking competitions, food-related
travel shows, and reality shows.
Many of the channel's personalities routinely pull double-duty, hosting what?
A: Both daytime and nighttime programming.
The channel regularly offers specials which typically either follow its personalities on working vacations, or bring together a number of personalities for a what?
A: A themed cooking event.
When did Mario Batali and Bobby Flay join the network?
A: In 1995.
In 1996, Erica Gruen, the network's CEO, and Joe Langhan, an executive producer at the Food Network, created Emeril Live!, which became what?
A: The channel's signature series.
Although Batali has moved on to other endeavors, Flay still appears regularly on many programs, including what?
A: Iron Chef America, the channel's well-received remake of the original Japanese series.
Iron Chef America's host, Alton Brown, gained a cult following for his what?
A: His Good Eats, which mixed science, cooking and off-beat humor.
In 2002, Food Network made an appeal to the home cook by adding what?
A: Paula's Home Cooking, hosted by Paula Deen.
Home Cooking focused mostly on what?
A: Southern cuisine and comfort food.
The show took overly complicated recipes and classic dishes and did what with them?
A: Broke them down for the home cook.
The show did increasingly well, and Deen revamped the show in a series called what?
A: Paula's Best Dishes.
In June 2013, what did Food Network announce?
A: That they were not renewing Deen's contract due to publicity about her racial remarks revealed in a lawsuit brought on by a former worker.
Beginning in 2005, an annual reality contest, The Next Food Network Star, brought viewers to New York City to compete for what?
A: Their own show on the channel.
For the 2010 season, production of The Next Food Network Star was relocated to where?
A: Los Angeles.
It has become the network's what?
A: Flagship show.
Red Fly Studio developed a video game for the Wii console in partnership with Food Network called what?
A: Cook or Be Cooked.
The game, which was published by Namco Bandai Games and was released on November 3, 2009, simulates what?
A: Real cooking experiences.
Players can also try out what?
A: The recipes featured on the game.
There is also a video game based on Iron Chef America entitled what?
A: Iron Chef America: Supreme Cuisine.