Food Network
Food Network New Logo.png
CountryNew Zealand
Picture format16:9 576i SDTV
OwnerDiscovery, Inc. (2014-2021)
The Living Channel New Zealand Limited (2005-2014)
Sister channels
Launched1 November 2005; 16 years ago (2005-11-01)
Closed1 March 2021; 17 months ago (2021-03-01)
Replaced byInvestigation Discovery
Former namesFood TV (2005-2018)
WebsiteFood Network

Food Network was a New Zealand pay television channel focused entirely on programming relating to food. It was based in Auckland and was New Zealand's only channel dedicated to the food, wine and restaurant society.[1] The network never originated its own domestic content.

The channel was launched on Sky on 1 November 2005 as Food TV by The Living Channel New Zealand Limited.

The Living Channel New Zealand Limited, which owned Food TV as well as sister channel Living was acquired by Discovery, Inc. on July 2, 2014.[2]

On 1 December 2018, Food TV was rebranded as a localised version of the American Food Network.[3]

On 3 February 2021, Sky announced that Food Network would close in New Zealand and a selection of Food Network shows would be moved to its sister channel, Living. On 1 March 2021 the channel's schedule was replaced with a localised version of Investigation Discovery.[4]

Food TV logo used from 2014-2018
Food TV logo used from 2014-2018


  1. ^ "Food Network". Sky Network Television. 2 July 2014. Retrieved 30 November 2018.
  2. ^ "Discovery invests in the New Zealand market with the acquisition of two local channels". Discovery Communications. 2 July 2014. Retrieved 30 November 2018.
  3. ^ "Christmas comes early as Food Network launches on Sky". Sky Network Television. 26 October 2018. Retrieved 30 November 2018.
  4. ^ "Channel Changes FAQs - Sky". Sky. 3 February 2021. Retrieved 3 February 2021.