BBC to launch premium drama channel in MENA

TV Connect MENA

TV Connect MENA

Viewers in the Middle East and North Africa will soon be able to enjoy leading BBC dramas via a new premium channel, BBC First, which will launch of OSN from February 1, 2016.

Shows such as Sherlock and Luther, and even EastEnders, will be brought to OSN viewers soon after their UK broadcast. The channel will also be the first place to premiere the BBC’s biggest drama titles and express to Middle Eastern and North African audiences. BBC First will be available on channel number 215 on OSN.

“The BBC has a strong reputation for its outstanding drama programming,” comments Natasha Hussain, Vice President and General Manager for Middle East and Mediterranean at BBC Worldwide. “ I’m delighted viewers in the Middle East and North Africa will soon be able to enjoy the most popular and critically acclaimed dramas coming out of the UK express from their original transmission.”

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