New York, NY (May 1st, 2014) — The Daily Meal, the mega food and drink site from Spanfeller Media Group (SMG), today announces plans to launch an original television series, in partnership with Ubiquimedia. Currently in pre-production, the pilot episode has been shot and will go to market this month. This production is the first television pilot for The Daily Meal and will incorporate a wide range of content around all things food and drink, from a variety of angles.
“This is an evolution of our brand, and a direct result of the tremendous growth The Daily Meal has undergone since launching just three years ago,” said Jacqueline Stone, Senior Vice President of Marketing at Spanfeller Media Group.“Ubiquimedia is a leader in producing cutting-edge entertainment, we are thrilled to have partnered with them on this new endeavor.”
Ubiquimedia and their team are prolific in both live action and animated production, creating and producing programming such as Chuck’s Eat the Street on Cooking Channel, Eat More Chocolate (currently in development), the animated series, itty bitty HeartBeats, and Oscar winner Helen Hunt’s next feature release, Decoding Annie Parker. Their Emmy Award winning team continues to excel in both the artistic and technical aspects of entertainment content creation.
“We are very excited about our partnership with The Daily Meal,” said Johnathan Brownlee, President of Ubiquimedia. “We look forward to creating a television series unlike any other program in the culinary space.”
The Daily Meal’s announcement comes after a record-setting March for the website. According to comScore’s latest multi-platform report, The Daily Meal drew an all-time high of 7.3 million monthly unique visitors, marking an extraordinary 60% increase in reach since March 2013.
About The Daily Meal
The Daily Meal covers all things food and drink, creating a complete epicurean experience for cooks, food lovers, wine, beer and spirit connoisseurs, discerning diners and everyone in-between. Comprised of original content and video from Award winning editors, industry insiders, tastemakers and the user community, features range across the site’s multiple channels: Cook, Eat/Dine, Drink, Travel, Entertain, Best Recipes, Holidays, Lists and Community. The Daily Meal also produces much-anticipated annual reports including the 50 Most Powerful People in Food, America’s Most Successful Chefs, 101 Best Restaurants in America and 150 Best Bars in America. Helmed by editorial director Colman Andrews, The Daily Meal is one of the largest food sites on the Web and the first property of Spanfeller Media Group, founded by Jim Spanfeller. Visit The Daily Meal on Facebook; follow us on Twitter.
Ubiquimedia is an international leader in creating, developing, funding, producing and distributing cutting edge media and entertainment. Their expertise in television and film production has created a successful track record that spans over 25 years. With hundreds of hours of film and television productions to its credit, Ubiquimedia continues to both create and acquire a diverse portfolio of high value entertainment properties. Led by Johnathan Brownlee, Ubiquimedia has both live action and animated projects in production in Canada and the United States.