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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
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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