Lisbon – 7 April 2020 – AMC Networks International Southern Europe (AMCNISE) and NOS, the subscription television market leader in Portugal, will launch Casa e Cozinha (Home & Kitchen), a new lifestyle channel managed through Dreamia, a joint venture in Portugal owned by the two companies. The channel, which will be AMC Networks’ first lifestyle network in the Portuguese language, will launch tomorrow and will offer more than 300 hours of programming, including original local productions, providing viewers with a wide variety of content, ranging from home décor and cooking to travel, fashion, beauty and well-being. Casa e Cozinha will first be available through NOS before expanding its distribution through other operators in Portugal.
The channel strengthens the diverse portfolio of popular brands operated by Dreamia in Portugal which include Canal Hollywood, Canal Panda, Biggs and Blast.
Home and cooking are the foundation of Casa e Cozinha’s unique original programming which will offer audiences new ideas presented in creative, practical and familiar ways. This includes original local productions starring renowned Portuguese talent, such as ‘Our Kitchen’, hosted by chef Maria José Sousa, owner of the prestigious A Taberna do Adro restaurant; ‘Cooking with You’, hosted by Lúcia Ribeiro, a rising star of Portuguese cuisine; and ‘Personalize Your House’ with renowned local blogger Sofia Pereira.
Casa e Cozinha will also air a number of successful shows produced by AMCNISE for lifestyle channels Canal Cocina and Canal Decasa, such as ‘Customize Your House’, ‘Julius’ 22 Minutes’ or ‘A Taste of the World’; along with acquired international hits such as ‘My Dream Home’, hosted by the Scott Brothers, or ‘Basic to Brilliance Kids’, with acclaimed Australian food stylist Donna Hay.
Manuel Balsera, EVP and Managing Director of AMCNISE: “This exciting, new channel launch with our strategic partner NOS will enable us to continue diversifying and strengthening our successful channel portfolio for Portuguese viewers. Featuring an outstanding line-up of original local series alongside acclaimed international productions, this initiative highlights the growing demand for distinctive content that informs and entertains.”
The channel will also have a strong online presence, including website Casa-e-Cozinha.pt and via Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.
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About AMC Networks International Southern Europe
AMC Networks International Southern Europe (AMCNISE) produces and distributes 24 pay TV channels targeted to a wide range of audiences: film and series (AMC, Canal Hollywood, SundanceTV, DARK, XTRM, Somos and Blast); factual (Odisea/Odisseia, HISTORIA, Crime + Investigation and BLAZE); lifestyle (Canal Cocina, Canal Decasa, Casa e Cozinha); music (Sol Música) and kids (Canal Panda and Biggs). The unit, headquartered in Madrid, manages all of AMCNI’s operations in Spain, Portugal, France and Italy. The company also operates direct to consumer services in Spain: OdiseaVR, Microcanales and Planet Horror.
HISTORIA, BLAZE and Crime + Investigation are produced for Spain and Portugal through The History Channel Iberia, a joint venture between AMCNISE and Hearst. Canal Hollywood, Canal Panda and Biggs are exclusively produced for the Portuguese market through DREAMIA, a joint venture between AMCNISE and NOS. AMCNISE is an operating unit of AMC Networks International, the global division of AMC Networks.