Food Network goes local, builds its own meal finder app

Food Network is continuing its push into mobile media, this time with a new restaurant finder app called On the Road. The app isn’t Yelp or Urbanspoon. It draws its content and recommendation solely from FN’s TV programming, and that’s the way Food Network likes it.

The Morning Lowdown 06-30-11

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I Want My iPad TV: The Slogan for a New Generation

When is an iPad not an iPad? When it’s a TV screen. Nowadays, programmers need to adapt to the new world of distribution not by creating more windows, rights and licenses, but by embracing a view of digital distribution across a broad ecosystem of devices.

A Global Sensor Network Launches to Fight Climate Change

The company behind the sometimes-annoying WeatherBug app has emerged with a new plan to build what it says will be the world’s largest global sensor network that will track green house gas emissions. AWS Convergence Technologies, now Earth Networks, will invest $25 million into the network.

AT&T-Scripps Deal May Bring Food Network to Your Phone

Cable channels Food Network and HGTV returned to AT&T U-verse, after it struck a deal with programmer Scripps Networks. For AT&T, which insisted on broad multiplatform rights for Scripps programming, the deal could mean bringing more cooking and home renovation content online and to mobile devices.

AT&T Drops ‘Niche’ Networks, Suggests Alternatives

Sorry, AT&T U-verse subscribers — you will no longer have access to The Next Iron Chef or that awesome new Vanilla Ice home renovation show, due to a blackout of Scripps networks. So what’s a U-verse subscriber to do? Maybe watch some kinda similar channels instead.

The Morning Lowdown 09.17.10

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E W Scripps Reorgs Newspaper Division

E W Scripps, the newspaper and TV media company, has started its reorg process, reshuffling the management overseeing its 13 daily newspaper…