BBC Knowledge makes Hungarian and Romanian debuts

BBC Worldwide Channels’ factual and natural history channel BBC Knowledge is launching in Romania and Hungary on RCS & RDS and DIGI’s pay TV platforms.

The channels will launch in the basic packages of Romanian operator RCS & RDS and Hungarian operator DIGI on January 1. The deal also involved the launch of BBC Entertainment on both platforms on December 1.

Ian McDonough, senior vice-president and general manager EMEA, BBC Worldwide Channels, said: “We are delighted to enter into a relationship with RCS & RDS and DIGI to introduce BBC Knowledge to Romania and Hungary for the first time.  BBC Knowledge is our flagship channel brand and is home to the high quality, awe-inspiring factual programmes that people recognise and love from the BBC.  Central and eastern Europe is a dynamic and important market for us so we hope this will be the first of many new launches for BBC Knowledge in the territory over the coming year.  We are also pleased that this new agreement will allow us to grow the reach of our pan-regional BBC Entertainment channel into a significant number of new homes”