BBC Worldwide has today announced that BBC Brit, BBC Earth and BBC First will launch on MultiChoice’s DStv platform in South Africa.
BBC Brit and BBC Earth will be available from 1 September 2015 and BBC First will follow on 18 October 2015. BBC Entertainment and BBC Knowledge will be replaced with BBC Brit and BBC Earth with an increased investment into new content, whilst BBC First will launch as a new channel in the region. The new channels will sit alongside BBC Lifestyle, CBeebies and BBC World News.
“South Africa is the first market in the world to receive all three new brands,” comments Joel Churcher, General Manager and Vice President for Africa, BBC Worldwide. “The content hosted on these channels is designed to reach a diverse pan-African audience, reflecting a wide range of voices, ages and cultures. Our African viewers clearly have a deep affection for BBC programming, and as a leading content distributor, we will continue to deliver high quality, premium content to our channels for many years to come.”