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BBC Worldwide to launch channels in Thailand, Taiwan

BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the UK broadcaster, is growing its presence in Asia, with new factual and lifestyle channel launches in Taiwan and Thailand, and further expansion in Indonesia.
October 31, 2011

BBC Worldwide (BBCWW), the commercial arm of the UK broadcaster, is growing its presence in Asia, with new channel launches in Taiwan and Thailand, and further expansion in Indonesia.

In Thailand, the company will launch BBC Knowledge, BBC Entertainment, BBC Lifestyle and kids channel CBeebies this coming January. In Taiwan, meanwhile, a deal has been struck with Chung Hwa Telecom to launch BBC Knowledge, BBC Lifestyle and BBC Entertainment on MOD, the company’s IPTV platform.

Finally, BBCWW is growing its reach in Indonesia, with BBC Lifestyle now available on NexMedia, alongside BBC Knowledge and CBeebies which are already in that market.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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