Ryan Seacrest partners with Tastemade
Ryan Seacrest’s production company has partnered with Tastemade, an online video network for foodies. Seacrest and Tastemade did not disclose the terms of the deal. Seacrest’s production companies have relationships with networks like E! (Keeping Up With The Kardashians), the Esquire Network (How I Rock It), and Bravo (Shahs of Sunset).
Tastemade was started by three co-founders of Demand Media. Demand Media is an online media company that is known for running eHow, Cracked.com, and Livestrong.com.
“A little more than a year ago, we launched Tastemade to connect the world through food, by bringing diverse culinary voices together to share their passion and expertise for food, travel and more,” stated Tastemade co-founder Steven Kydd. “Ryan Seacrest discovered Tastemade early on, visited our studio, and shares our passion for food. Moreover, he understands its increasing relevance to pop culture.”
Kydd founded Tastemade with Larry Fitzgibbon and Joe Perez. Tastemade will now turn to TV for expanding their reach and to generate additional revenue.