Taste Network ­ the joint venture between Carlton TV and Sainsbury ­ goes live in the spring. The companies are creating a joint web site, taste.co.uk, and will be launching a channel called tasteTV. Taste Network will allow consumers to watch cooking programmes, download recipes and order food and drink via the TV and internet. Patrick McHugh, who heads up Sainsbury's e-commerce business, said: "The new venture will bring to life the promise of digital interactive TV and enable viewers to place orders for home delivery directly from their living rooms." The companies said in May they were in talks about a possible joint venture. {{NEWS }}