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BBC First debuts in Thailand via broadcaster MCOT

BBC First content is set to debut in Thailand after BBC Studios stuck a programming-block deal with Thai public broadcaster MCOT.

McMafia

The BBC First block will include British drama series like McMafiaPress and Luther and will launch in February 2019 on MCOT’s 24-hour entertainment channel, Channel 9.

“British drama is working remarkably well with audiences, with outstanding talent producing some of the very best television in the world,” said Myleeta Aga, senior vice-president and general manager of South and South-East Asia, BBC Studios.

“We are excited to be working with MCOT to bring premium British drama to Thai audiences, backed by the BBC First brand.”

In Asia, BBC First is also available as an SVOD channel in Singapore, Malaysia and Hong Kong and as a block in Japan. It can be accessed via BBC Player online and as an app in Singapore and Malaysia.