Ottawa, Canada: Gusto Worldwide Media announced today that Ovation has inked a content deal for its hit food program DNA Dinners (16×30). The series that explores diverse cultures and cuisines will air on Ovation’s travel-entertainment app Journy in the US.
Available on Fire TV, Apple TV, Roku, XUMO, Vewd, Plex, Android and iOS devices, Journy showcases television series and shorts that focus on world travel, cultural tourism, and global citizenry. Shot in 2018, DNA Dinners is a new Gusto production, which was most recently acquired by MENA based entertainment network OSN.
DNA Dinners is a powerful series that takes viewers on an emotional roller coaster ride, with delicious dishes along the way. Each episode explores diverse cultures while telling the unique stories of people who are unsure of their ancestry. Host Tyrone Edwards begins their journey of self-discovery by revealing the surprising results of their DNA test. Working alongside an expert chef, each person then cooks a meal for their family that combines the iconic flavours and ingredients of their two cultures. DNA Dinners features fascinating combinations of cuisines such as Hungarian with Spanish or South African with Filipino.
“DNA Dinners was a deeply personal project for all of us at Gusto. We’re all about diversity and how food connects us. I’ll admit that the production was complicated, but we’ve created a truly global experience for viewers” said Chris Knight, President and CEO of Gusto Worldwide Media. “We’re looking forward to bringing the format and series to new territories.”
“At Journy, we strive to shine a light on programs that explore the ties that bind us and the cultures that define us,” said Jeffrey McCrann, Manager, Acquisitions & Development, Ovation. “DNA Dinners is unlike any other food show, digging into the recipes behind cultural identity and highlighting the exciting world that awaits when we venture beyond our own backyard.”
DNA Dinners will be free to watch and all episodes will be made available at once when it premieres this holiday season. Download the app and follow Journy on social media for updates.
About Gusto Worldwide Media
Gusto Worldwide Media is a vertically integrated media company that produces, distributes, and broadcasts high-quality food content. Based in Canada, Gusto operates from its state-of-the-art facility which includes a studio, test kitchen, post-production plant, master control, and playout services. Gusto’s proprietary content includes over 500 hours of original food and lifestyle programming with 100 new hours created annually. In 2013, Gusto Worldwide Media launched its linear TV channel and SVOD service Gusto TV in Canada. In 2016, Bell Media launched the premium lifestyle channel Gusto in Canada, commissioning a multi-year slate of series from Gusto Worldwide Media. Internationally, Gusto Worldwide now operates bespoke channels on multiple platforms in the US, Singapore, Latin America, and UK, with more rollouts to come.
JOURNY is the only travel-entertainment app at the intersection of travel, art, and culture! Watch award-winning television series and popular shorts focused on immersive experiences and unique storytelling for FREE! Powered by Ovation and designed for the conscientious traveler, our programming centers world travel, cultural tourism, and global citizenry. Utilizing a network of talented and passionate travel filmmakers, producers and creators, JOURNY brings together the voices and stories that make us connected and human. Journy is available on Fire TV, Apple TV and iOS devices, Android, Roku, XUMO, Vewd, and Plex.
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