Hungry, the new food channel of YouTube, debuts this month. According to HuffPost Food, “Hungry is part of YouTube’s plan to roll out 100 niche channels with original programming.” Two CIA graduates will be part of the channel’s initial lineup.
One of the new shows will be hosted by Duff Goldman ’98, who told the Associated Press he is looking forward to doing a program via YouTube. “It’s magic. It doesn’t have any boundaries. I don’t need to make it 22 minutes. I don’t need to make any sponsors happy. I can get away with stuff.”
Goldman’s program, which will launch in August or September, is called Duff’s Food World. Another CIA graduate, Nathan Lippy ’02, will show how to create appetizers, entrees, and desserts on a grill in Grill This with Nathan Lippy, beginning in August.
Because it is online, rather than tied to strict television scheduling, shows will be more flexible when it comes to format and content. Bruce Seidel, who is running the new channel after serving as an executive with the Food Network, says this format will make a more direct connection with viewers than traditional television shows, and episodes could be as short as one-to-three minutes.