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BBC launches five channels in Hong Kong

BBC Worldwide has secured a deal with Hong Kong free-to-air broadcaster TVB to introduce five channels and brands to the territory. BBC First, BBC Lifestyle, BBC Earth, CBeebies and BBC World ...
November 21, 2016

BBC Worldwide has secured a deal with Hong Kong free-to-air broadcaster TVB to introduce five channels and brands to the territory.

BBC First, BBC Lifestyle, BBC Earth, CBeebies and BBC World News will now be made available on TVB’s subscription service myTVSuper, accessible via set-top box, mobile and tablet.

Subscribers will now be able to livestream BBC Earth, BBC Lifestyle, BBC World News and CBeebies channels, as well as watch BBC First on-demand online.

Audiences will also be able to catch up on select programs across BBC Earth, BBC Lifestyle and CBeebies for 14 days.

Unscripted programming coming to the region from BBC Earth includes natural history juggernaut Planet Earth II¬†(pictured); season two of Inside the Factory, providing exclusive access into the world’s biggest factories; and Nature’s Great Migrations, following caribou, zebra and elephants on their path to migration.

Providing inspiration for home, family and life, BBC Lifestyle will offer Christmas special Rachel’s Coastal Cooking and The Great British Bake Off: Revisited.

SVOD service BBC First, meanwhile, will offer viewers such British dramas as Undercover and Doctor Who spin-off Class; preschool channel CBeebies will feature programming geared toward children six years and under; and 24-hour global news channel BBC World News will provide international news and feature programs from a network of journalists.

 

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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