REDWOOD CITY, CA--(Marketwire - Dec 21, 2012) - Last-minute holiday cooks and party hosts can find plenty of inspiration on the CHOW.com channel on Portico TV. Airing now through January 1, the "CHOW Theme Show" will feature its new episodes: "A Better Breakfast" (which walks viewers through the art of creating better morning fare for family and guests) and "Bottoms Up" (which offers recipes, tricks and tips in the art of mixology). Starting December 29, the CHOW channel debuts a new series, "Cooking with Grandma," featuring guest grandma chefs and their grandchildren creating culinary delights and great memories. All the CHOW shows run 30 minutes or longer on Portico TV.
"Whether you know what you're doing or not, you'll be in the kitchen over the holidays," said Jane Goldman, CHOW's Editor-in-Chief. "CHOW's here to help. With our channel, you'll have the know-how to make anything from the holiday roast to a festive dessert. We'll even show you how to cure a hangover."
The CHOW.com channel on Portico TV is easy-to-navigate. When viewers select the channel, the screen displays a video window with Goldman talking about what's new. The adjacent windows show CHOW programs including "The CHOW Theme Show," "Supertaster," "CHOW Tips," "Obsessives" and, starting December 29, "Cooking with Grandma." The viewer can select any of these 30-minute programs to go to full screen.
"These are CHOW's expert culinary videos packaged into long-form programming for the living room. We want viewers to sit back, relax and get inspired to do some great holiday cooking," said Jim Monroe, co-founder and senior vice president of programming for Net2TV.
CHOW (www.chow.com), a CBS Interactive property, is the home for food and drink enthusiasts online. CHOW combines original editorial from the team that created CHOW Magazine with the passionate community of Chowhounds to create a different kind of food website for those who live to eat. CHOW includes recipes, original video series, tips for entertaining, restaurant reviews, trend stories, personality features and the passionate and opinionated voice of its users.
About Portico TV and Net2TV
Net2TV's Portico brings to Internet-connected TVs the best of the traditional television viewing experience -- free, program-length shows from recognized brands -- using advanced cloud technology from ActiveVideo Networks.
Net2TV Corporation is a smart TV media company focused on delivering free, ad-supported programming from established media brands and emerging independent producers. Net2TV was started in May 2012 and launched its Portico TV service in December 2012 with programming from CHOW.com, Revision3, Popular Science and WSJ Live from The Wall Street Journal. The Redwood City, Calif.-based company is headed by industry veterans from MTV/Nickelodeon, Black Arrow, NBC, TiVo and Netflix. For more information about Net2TV and its Portico TV service, visit www.net2television.com.
Note to Editors: Visuals of the CHOW channel on Net2TV's Portico TV service are available at www.net2television.com.
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