BBC Studios has struck a deal with Deutsche Telekom-backed Greek telco OTE’s pay TV platform Cosmote TV today that will see it license over 250 hours of premium factual titles from BBC Studios for the Greek service’s on demand offering.
The deal is designed to complement the schedule for the BBC Earth linear channel which has been available in the market through Cosmote TV since October 2017.
Key titles that will be available include Where the Wild Men Are With Ben Fogle, David Attenborough’s Natural Curiosities and Life Below Zero.
Natasha Hussain, VP and general manager at BBC Studios for the Middle East and Mediterranean said: “I am thrilled to see BBC Studios and Cosmote TV partnership in showcasing premium factual programmes in Greece continue to go from strength to strength. This exciting bundle of shows for Cosmote TV’s on demand service, perfectly complements the shows already available on the popular BBC Earth channel, and now also gives audiences the perfect excuse to binge watch more BBC Earth premium programmes at their leisure.”
Cosmote TV executive director, Dimitris Michalakis said: “We are happy to announce our new agreement with BBC Studios that will further enhance Cosmote TV’s on demand service with premium BBC Studios factual titles. The BBC brand is highly respected in Greece and I am confident that our subscribers will enjoy this new addition to our rich on demand portfolio.”
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