BBC First

BBC First to launch in Croatia, Slovenia and Macedonia

BBC Studios’ premium drama channel, BBC First, is due to launch in Croatia, Slovenia, and Macedonia for the first time from April 1, 2019. BBC First will be available via A1 Telekom Austria Group’s subsidiaries A1 Croatia, A1 Slovenia and one.VIP in Macedonia. Viewers can tune-in through A1’s pay TV and Xplore TV over-the-top services […]

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. The BBC First block will include British drama series like McMafia, Press 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 […]

BBC First drama channel to launch in Poland

BBC Studios’ premium British drama channel, BBC First, is due to launch in Poland in October. The linear TV channel will replace BBC HD and be available in the country via DTH satellite, cable and IPTV providers alongside BBC Brit, BBC Earth, BBC Lifestyle, CBeebies and BBC World News. The launch will make the full […]

BBC First increases Dutch distribution

BBC Worldwide is upping the distribution of BBC First in the Netherlands after agreeing a deal with TV, internet and phone provider Caiway. The fibre operator will carry the ‘best of British drama’ channel from June 15, and it will available to its 200,000 subscribers. The fully localised Dutch version of BBC First is already […]

BBC launches drama channel in Middle East

BBC Worldwide has struck a deal with OSN and will roll out its drama channel in the Middle East and North Africa region on the pay TV platform. BBC First is one of Worldwide’s key channel brands after it rejigged its offering last year and has already rolled out in Australia and parts of Europe […]

BBC Worldwide launches new channels in South Africa

BBC Worldwide is launching its three new channel brands in Africa for the first time with a three-channel launch on DStv in South Africa. Worldwide, the commercial arm of the UK pubcaster, has revamped its channels offering across three core brands, fact-ent service BBC Brit, factual offering BBC Earth and premium drama service BBC First. […]

BBC First to launch in Belgium next month

BBC Worldwide’s new premium drama channel BBC First is set to launch in its second European market of Belgium on June 4.  The channel, which positions itself as home to “the very best of British scripted content,” launched in the Netherlands last week via KPN and will debut in Belgium on cable provider Telenet. BBC […]

KPN adds BBC First to basic packages

BBC First launches tomorrow in the Netherlands tomorrow on KPN’s platforms. BBC Worldwide’s premium drama channel will air on the KPN Interactieve TV service, as well as KPN’s Telfort and XS4ALL brands. The channel will be available in the basic packages from KPN and its two low-cost subsidiaries, bringing shows including The Musketeers, Silent Witness […]

BBC First drama channel to make European debut

BBC Worldwide’s new premium drama channel, BBC First, is set to make its European debut in the Netherlands next month.  The BBC’s commercial arm said that the BBC First channel will launch in Europe on terrestrial provider KPN on May 16, with further platforms to follow throughout the Benelux region. The channel will air series […]

New channels BBC Brit and BBC Earth to debut in Poland

BBC Worldwide is to launch the BBC Brit and BBC Earth channels in Poland on February 1, accessible via DTH, cable and IPTV. BBC Brit is BBC Worldwide’s new premium factual entertainment brand, which will be the exclusive home of popular motorsports programme Top Gear. BBC Earth will showcase factual science and nature-related programming. In […]