Filling Cable's Plate

The TV Food Network makes eating a 24-hour viewing option

ARE WE AT 500 CHANNELS YET? THE LATEST channel to vie for a spot on the increasingly crowded cable dial is the TV Food Network, which will serve up a 24-hour schedule of recipes, cooking tips and news of health and nutrition. Among the programs being planned: an interview show in which celebrities talk about food with host Robin Leach and a consumer series on feeding your family for $75 a week.

Financed by the Providence Journal Co., TV Food plans to debut in November and hopes to attract a portion of the $40 billion annual advertising budget of food and...

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