UKTV, the joint venture between the BBC and content provider
Flextech, plans to launch a specialist channel, UK Food, in November. It
will be up against Taste CFN, which was launched as Carlton Food Network
in 1996 and rebranded in April following the sale of a 50 per cent stake
to J Sainsbury. Taste CFN is to launch a flagship daily show with Anthea
Turner next week.