Ottawa, Canada, October 13, 2019 – Gusto Worldwide Media is proud to announce that DNA Dinners (16×30) has won a Content Innovation Award (CIA) in the Factual TV Project of the Year category. The award recognizes productions that were a domestic hit and went on to be an international success. Creator and executive producer Chris Knight accepted the award at a ceremony that took place at the Hôtel Barrière Le Majestic in Cannes, France.
This week, Chris will be meeting with international partners at MIPCOM to explore channel, content and format opportunities. Headlining Gusto’s library of over 500 hours of propriety content is DNA Dinners (16×30) and the reboot of iconic food series Cook Like a Chef (20×30). Later this year, Chris will be bringing Gusto to the Asian TV Forum (ATF) in Singapore, where he is a featured speaker at the Leader’s Summit.
“It’s an honour to be recognized by our international peers, especially among the producers and distributors who were shortlisted,” said Chris Knight, President and CEO of Gusto Worldwide Media. “Viewers are drawn to DNA Dinners because it’s a fascinating series that combines raw emotions with the exploration of diverse cultures through cooking. It’s a unique experience and we’re looking forward to bringing DNA Dinners to new territories.”
About DNA Dinners
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 Jamaican with French or South African with Filipino.
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 the UK, with more rollouts to come.
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