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Turner Asia Pacific readies doc channel

Turner Broadcasting System Asia Pacific is launching a documentary channel for the region focused on nature, travel, history and culture programming about UNESCO World Heritage sites. (Pictured: David Attenborough's Conquest of the Skies)
March 23, 2015

Turner Broadcasting System Asia Pacific is launching a premium documentary channel for the region focused on nature, travel, history and culture programming about UNESCO World Heritage sites.

Titled “World Heritage Channel,” the brand has thus far acquired shows such as The World Heritage, Journey to Natural World Heritage Sites and Beautiful Planet, as well the documentaries Asia’s Monarchies and Asia Rising. Meanwhile, travel docs include Travel Bug and Paradise Asia, while natural history titles include David Attenborough’s Conquest of the Skies (pictured) and David Attenborough’s Flying Monsters.

The channel will be available in HD with Chinese, Bahasa Malaysia, Bahasa Indonesia and Thai subtitles. For select programming, OTT and catch-up rights have also been secured.

“The debut of this stunning channel is the beginning of a fourth channel genre for Turner in Asia,” said Ricky Ow, president of Turner Asia Pacific, in a statement. “Alongside our landmark brands in news, kids and general entertainment, the World Heritage Channel is a perfect entry for Turner into the documentary genre.

“We believe the channel will appeal to a select audience who are seeking a premium, authentic and serious documentary destination,” continued Ow. “We look forward to introducing this beautiful new offering around Asia in the coming months.”

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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