BBC Worldwide Asia has announced a deal with CANAL+ Myanmar FG Ltd that sees four of its channels – BBC World News, BBC Earth, CBeebies and BBC Lifestyle – launch on new payTV platform, CANAL+.
The new pay TV platform launched last month as a partnership between CANAL+ Group and the Myanmarese media group FOREVER Group.
Viewers of BBC Earth, home of the latest iconic ratings buster, Blue Planet II, will be able to watch natural history documentaries and factual programmes including Dara & Ed’s Road to Mandalay, in which British comedians Dara Ó Briain and Ed Byrne take to the road, travelling over 3000 miles from Kuala Lumpur, through Thailand, and on to Myanmar.
The channel will also show Where The Wild Men Are with Ben Fogle, where adventurer Ben Fogle travels the planet meeting people who have set up home in some of the most isolated locations on Earth; and Snow Bears, a unique glimpse of two newborn polar bear cubs in their natural habitat, narrated by Kate Winslet.
BBC Lifestyle viewers will be able to watch well-loved British programmes such as The Great British Bake Off, a BAFTA-winning baking competition that sees passionate amateur bakers use every crumb of their creativity to impress the judges in each week’s challenges; and The Graham Norton Show, a comedy chat show full of celebrities and gossip, presented by award-winning Irish television personality, Graham Norton.
CBeebies, aimed at pre-schoolers aged six years and under, encourages children to learn through play.
BBC World News is the BBC’s award-winning, 24-hour global news channel offering world-class international news and feature programmes from an unrivalled network of journalists.
Bringing audiences agenda-setting programmes such as HARDtalk and Our World, and projects including 100 Women, BBC World News offers impartial and in-depth analysis of the news that matters most around the globe.
With journalists in more places than any other international news broadcaster, BBC World News reports global breaking news whenever and wherever it happens and is the world’s most trusted international news broadcaster.
“We are very pleased to partner Canal+ to be part of Myanmar’s rapid economic growth,” said Myleeta Aga, SVP, South and SouthEast Asia, BBC Worldwide.
“We are confident that our channels will inform, inspire, educate, and resonate with viewers in the country.”