update: the original version of this press release said WPIX would be airing this programming every Sunday. A the revised press release below was issued. Details beyond Sunday January 24 will follow later. We apologize for any inconvenience!
via press release:
WPIX-TV 11 to Air Food Network, HGTV Programming Sunday
New York — (January 20, 2010) – WPIX-TV Channel 11 will air two hours of encore presentations from Food Network and HGTV Sunday January 24, giving customers of Cablevision and viewers throughout the Tri-State area access to some of the networks’ most popular lifestyle programs.
On Sunday, January 24, PIX 11 will broadcast HGTV’s House Hunters and House Hunters International from 5-6 pm, and Food Network’s Iron Chef America from 7-8pm.
“We’re hearing from our loyal fans that they are looking for alternatives for seeing Food Network and HGTV. Working with PIX 11 to air some of our programming is one small way to let the viewers know that we miss them too,” said Brooke Johnson, president of Food Network.
In House Hunters (5pm), the “Found in Yonkers” episode features prospective homeowners Sheila Murphy and Richard Crisp as they make the move from their apartment renters to home ownership in Yonkers. Richard wants a yard and garden, Sheila craves a big kitchen and their three kids need their own rooms and a playroom. House Hunters viewers follow the couple as they experience the emotional ups and downs of finding and buying a new home.
In this week’s House Hunters International episode (5:30pm), former New York state resident Karl Pfaffenbach sees his life take a huge turn when he’s transferred to Edinburgh, Scotland. Karl locates an expatriate group and meets Rachel, who helps guide his search for the perfect bachelor pad.
Based upon the Japanese cult sensation, Food Network’s Iron Chef America (7pm) carries on the legend of Kitchen Stadium and the famed “secret ingredient.” Each week, world-class chefs battle the legendary Iron Chefs of America. On Sunday’s episode, Iron Chef Bobby Flay accepts a challenge from Chef Beau MacMillan from the Food Network series Worst Cooks in America in a special meat-based competition.
Earlier this month, PIX 11 aired encore presentations of Food Network’s Iron Chef America: Iron Chef Battle and HGTV’s Dream Home 2010.
“The feedback we received from viewers after airing Food Network and HGTV programming on PIX was tremendous, and we are pleased to be able serve hungry viewers additional content each week,” said Betty Ellen Berlamino, President and General Manager, PIX.
FOOD NETWORK (www.foodnetwork.com) is a unique lifestyle network and Web site that strives to be way more than cooking. The network is committed to exploring new and different ways to approach food – through pop culture, competition, adventure, and travel – while also expanding its repertoire of technique-based information. Food Network is distributed to more than 95 million U.S. households and averages more than 9 million unique Web site users monthly.
HGTV (www.HGTV.com) is America’s leader in home and lifestyle programming. HGTV is distributed to more than 95 million U.S. households and is one of cable’s top-rated networks. The network’s companion website, HGTV.com, is the nation’s leading online home and garden destination, attracting an average of 5 million unique visitors per month. Both Food Network and HGTV have branded programming airing in more than 150 million homes.
Owned by Scripps Networks Interactive (NYSE: SNI | Quote | Chart | News | PowerRating), Food Network is headquartered in New York, while HGTV operates out of Knoxville, Tenn. Scripps Networks Interactive also owns Travel Channel, DIY Network (www.diynetwork.com), Great American Country (www.gactv.com) and Fine Living Network (www.fineliving.com).
ABOUT PIX 11
Founded in 1948 and owned by Tribune Broadcasting, a division of the Tribune Company, WPIX-TV has long been regarded as a groundbreaking station in New York. In September 2006, WPIX became the flagship station of the CW Television Network, and its successful primetime programming, award winning news, extensive library of hit movies, first-run programs, off-network sitcom favorites, quality children’s programming and public affairs shows, as well as outstanding event coverage, have contributed to the station’s success. WPIX has earned over 170 Emmy Awards, including two Emmy Awards for Outstanding Morning News Program and multiple Emmy Awards for Outstanding Newscast. The station has been honored with numerous other awards for excellence in reporting, news coverage, public affairs, specials and features. In addition, WPIX has been the official home of the New York Mets since 1999. For more information, please visit wpix.com.