BBC Earth launching in Greece

BBC EarthBBC Worldwide is launching its BBC Earth channel in Greece on OTE Group-owned pay TV service Cosmote TV.

The channel will be available from the beginning of October via all Cosmote TV packages, and will also be available via the Cosmote TV Go TV everywhere service and the Cosmote Replay TV catch-up offering.

The launch will bring content including Blue Planet II to Cosmote TV viewers. Other shows on the channel will include Astronauts: Toughest Job in the Universe, Life Below Zero series five, The weirdest Weathers of the Universe and The Hunt.

“BBC’s top documentary channel, BBC Earth, premieres for the first time in Greece on Cosmote TV, offering Greek audiences magnificent TV productions, like the multi-award winning Blue Planet and Blue Planet II. In the upcoming period, new exciting content additions will come to our channels’ line-up for Cosmote TV subscribers”, said Dimitris Michalakis, Cosmote TV executive director.

“In an ever changing and competitive media landscape it is increasingly important to have world-class brands and content that are also able to cut through and resonate with audiences locally. The BBC is uniquely positioned as the world leader in natural history and factual film making, with an unparalleled heritage of creating global phenomena like Planet Earth II and Blue Planet. This latest partnership with Cosmote TV means viewers in Greece will be part of a growing family of audiences globally able to access market leading British, bold, creative content through BBC Earth,” said Natasha Hussain, general manager and vice-president of Middle East and Mediterranean at BBC Worldwide.

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