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BBC Prime to rebrand as BBC Entertainment

BBC Worldwide Channels has announced that starting in November, pan-regional, general entertainment channel BBC Prime will be rebranded as BBC Entertainment. BBC Prime, which launched in 1995, is currently available in 12 million households across Europe and the Middle East. As part of the rebranding, the channel will utilize the on-air look of BBC Entertainment, part of BBC Worldwide Channels' global portfolio of BBC-branded thematic channel brands. BBC Entertainment first launched in Asia in 2006 and has subsequently branched into India, Poland, Africa, Scandinavia and Latin America.
August 18, 2009

BBC Worldwide Channels has announced that starting in November, pan-regional, general entertainment channel BBC Prime will be rebranded as BBC Entertainment. BBC Prime, which launched in 1995, is currently available in 12 million households across Europe and the Middle East. As part of the rebranding, the channel will utilize the on-air look of BBC Entertainment, part of BBC Worldwide Channels’ global portfolio of BBC-branded thematic channel brands. BBC Entertainment first launched in Asia in 2006 and has subsequently branched into India, Poland, Africa, Scandinavia and Latin America.

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Andrew Tracy joined Realscreen as associate editor in 2021, following 17 years as managing editor of the award-winning international film magazine Cinema Scope. From 2010 to 2020 he also held the position of senior editor at the Toronto International Film Festival, where he oversaw the flagship publication for the organization’s year-round Cinematheque programming and edited its first original monograph in a decade, Steve Gravestock’s A History of Icelandic Film. He was a scriptwriter and consultant on the first season of the Vice TV series The Vice Guide to Film, and his writing and reporting have been featured in such outlets as Cinema Scope, Reverse Shot, Sight & Sound, Cineaste, Film Comment, MUBI Notebook, POV, and Montage.

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