BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the BBC, has launched BBC EARTH as a factual, linear channel in Romania and Turkey.
BBC EARTH will be accessible for the first time to Turkish audiences today via TTNet, and IPTV platform Tivibu. In Romania it will accessible to audiences via Telekom, RCS/RDS DIGI and Digital Cable Systems. The channel will be available in the local languages in both countries.
The roll-out plan for BBC Worldwide global brands follows the recent debut of BBC EARTH and factual entertainment brand BBC BRIT in Poland, which will also be launching in the Nordics, and BBC FIRST, a premium drama channel which launched in Australia last August.
“We know that viewers across Central and Eastern Europe love our premium factual content, and with the launch of BBC Earth here we are excited to bring the most amazing sights, stories and characters from the natural world into millions of livings rooms across Romania,” comments Paul Dempsey, President for Global Markets at BBC Worldwide.
Marina Kalkanis, Head of Core Services, Programmes On Demand, BBC and Nick Coulter, Head of Digital, BBC Worldwide will be appearing at TV Connect (28th – 30th April 2015 ExCel, London)