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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
Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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