Discovery Networks: Food Network Kitchen

Shot on Stage 2 at Vista Studios   +   Live Broadcasts Daily Delivered to Consumer Mobile App   +   Network Delivery Over Diverse Fiber

Food Network Kitchen is a subscription-based cooking app where you can create in real-time, along with your favorite Food Network chefs and other top culinary pros in live and on-demand classes. Find and save proven recipes, follow step-by-step how-to’s and watch your favorite Food Network shows, all on one app. There are 25+ chances a week to cook live and interact with Food Network chefs, best-selling cookbook authors, and culinary influencers. Users can also browse, organize, and save over 80,000 recipes from Food Network experts, and with a few taps, you can add ingredients from a class or recipe to your digital shopping cart.

When Discovery Networks was launching a joint partnership with Amazon to create a live daily cooking app, they turned to Vista Studios for technical design, build, integration, and full technical management. Famous Food Network personalities such as Rachael Ray, Bobby Flay, Molly Yeh, Alton Brown, Giada De Laurentiis, and Guy Fieri cook up mouth-watering recipes from stage 2 at Vista Studios. The live shows are captured in a 16:9 format with a 9:16 safe zone for delivery to vertically oriented mobile phones and tablets.

The Network Operations Center at Vista Studios passes the switched live production signal to Discovery Networks via a fully diverse IP delivery method. Backed by an uninterruptible power supply (UPS), backup generator power, and an automatic transfer switch (ATS) to ensure nothing takes the live production offline. The signals arrive at Discovery Networks headquarters in Silver Springs, Maryland, and are inserted into the Food Network Kitchen app framework.

  • CLIENT:Discovery Networks/Amazon
  • FORMAT:Live and Interactive in Direct to Consumer App
  • VISTA SERVICES:Stage 2 production, Network delivery over diverse fiber backed by UPS/ATS & generator to Discovery Networks in Silver Springs, MD
  • DATE:Launched: October 22, 2019
You can learn or cook wherever you are–from the couch to the countertop. You can even cook hands-free with Amazon’s Echo Show devices.