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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
Andrew Jeffrey joined Realscreen in 2021 as its news editor. Here, he helps to oversee assignment, reporting and editing for Realscreen's daily newsletter. Prior to his work covering documentary and non-fiction film and TV, he worked as a reporter and associate producer for CBC Edmonton, and as a reporter for The Star Calgary, where he covered daily news on beats such as local and provincial politics, health care and harm reduction, sports and education. His work has appeared in other Canadian news outlets such as TVO, the Edmonton Journal and Avenue Magazine.

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