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Australia’s Nine gets The Taste

Australian broadcaster Nine Network is to produce a local version of cooking format The Taste after striking a deal with Red Arrow International.

The broadcaster will remake the format and will also acquire the US version, fronted by Nigella Lawson and Anthony Bourdain.

The US version, which airs on ABC, was produced by Kinetic Content, Red Arrow’s US production company headed by Chris Coelen.

Yan He, regional sales director, Australia at Red Arrow International, said : “I am absolutely thrilled The Taste has been picked up by Nine Network. `The TasteĀ“ truly takes cooking shows to the next level – the feedback from buyers here at MIPCOM is terrific.”