Food Network is a basic cable and satellite television channel based in the United States. Launched in early 1993, the channel airs episodic programs and specials about food and cooking and today enjoys airing to 95 million households nationwide.
Programs are divided into daytime and primetime blocks with morning shows focusing on instructional cooking shows and the nighttime hours featuring travel food, cooking competitions, and reality shows. Its most popular shows include Iron Chef, Emeril Live!, and Good Eats.
The channel has launched many notable celebrity chefs such as Mario Batali, Bobby Flay, and Emeril Legassi.