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Love Bites: Valentine's Day Fare for Beginner and Novice Cooks Featured on Portico TV's Channel

30-Minute Valentine's Program Hosted by's Jane Goldman Runs Through Thursday, February 14, on Net2TV's Portico Smart TV Service

REDWOOD CITY, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/13/13 -- Get ready to feed your sweetheart something special this Valentine's Day with help and inspiration from the channel on Portico TV ( Airing now through February 14, the "CHOW Theme Show" on Portico TV features Valentine's dinner tips about wine and cheese pairings, pan-seared steak for two, chocolate fondue and the proper way to pour sparkling wines. The program even demonstrates "plating" for the most romantic presentation. All CHOW shows on the Portico smart TV service run 30 minutes or longer. CHOW's editor-in-chief, Jane Goldman, hosts the Valentine's show.

"Food expresses love," said Goldman. "And our CHOW team wants to help you express yours this Valentine's Day. We have taken some of our favorite videos and packaged them into a long-form Valentine's Day program you can watch on your TV."

The channel on Portico TV is easy to navigate. When viewers select the channel, the screen displays a video window with Goldman talking about the shows available to watch that week including "The CHOW Theme Show," "Supertaster," "CHOW Tips," "Obsessives" and "Cooking with Grandma." Viewers can select any of these 30-minute programs to go to full screen, then can continue watching other programs on the channel for three or more hours without stopping or buffering.

For more Valentine's inspired food from CHOW, check out:

CHOW TIP: How to Make Heart-Shaped Tomatoes
CHOW TIP: How to Make Valentine's Day Marshmallow Pop
DIY: Conversation Heart Candy

CHOW (, a CBS Interactive property, is the home for food and drink enthusiasts online. CHOW combines original editorial from the team that created CHOW Magazine with the passionate community of Chowhounds to create a different kind of food website for those who live to eat. CHOW includes recipes, original videos, tips for entertaining, restaurant reviews, trend stories, personality features, and the passionate and opinionated voice of its users.

About Portico TV and Net2TV
Net2TV Corporation is a smart TV media company that delivers free, cloud-based, ad-supported programming on its Portico TV service. The company is headed by industry veterans from MTV/Nickelodeon, Black Arrow, NBC, TiVo and Netflix.

Net2TV works with established media brands and emerging independent producers to develop full 30- or 60-minute television programs for smart TVs. Net2TV's Portico TV service carries online TV programming like Discovery's Revision3 and CBS Interactive's, and traditional print media brands including WSJ Live from The Wall Street Journal, Bonnier's Popular Science and indie films from CINEQUEST. Portico programming is updated daily and new types of entertainment and informational programming will be added in the future.

The company was started in May 2012 and launched its Portico TV service in December 2012 on Philips Smart TVs (2011 models and later) in the U.S. Net2TV is based in Redwood City, Calif. For more information, visit

Net2TV is a trademark of Net2TV Corporation. Portico, Portico TV and the Portico logo are service marks of Net2TV Corporation. All other trademarks, registered trademarks and service marks are the property of their respective owners.

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