The Internet gets its own Food Network

You won’t see Rachel Ray or Paula Deen anywhere on Hungry
Nation TV, but you may learn how to make a cocktail in just 12 seconds.

Hungry nation

Next New Networks is launching the new online video network
today, with a focus on food for the common man – and frugality.

“We are always trying to identify areas that are underserved
by the media and see if there’s a way to serve that audience online through
video,” says Lance Podell, CEO of Next New Networks. “Much of what [cable’s] Food
Network focuses on is professional, but it’s over-aspirational. … What we
thought about was how much food is a part of our live and how we all enjoy
talking about and sharing food stories, but in a more mundane and real way.”

Hungry Nation will launch with two shows – VendrTV and
Working Class Foodies – and plans to add a third (12 Second Cocktails) next
month. By December, it plans to increase that number to five.

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  1. Phil says:

    Excellent article once again Chris. VARIETY, give this man a raise. Chris Morris is the new voice of our generation. I would be proud to call this man my Father. When my autobiography is written, I hope they tap Christopher R. Morris to do the honors.
    Truly an American Icon.

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