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BBC Worldwide expands distribution in Australia with 3 channels











MUMBAI: BBC Worldwide Channels announced a new distribution deal in Australia which will launch three BBC branded channels on Austar, Australia‘s regional subscription television platform in November.


Starting 15 November, Austar subscribers will have access to CBeebies, BBC Knowledge and UKTV HD. These channels will join UKTV and BBC World News which are already available on Austar.

 

The expanded distribution comes one year after the launch of CBeebies and BBC Knowledge on Foxtel, Australia‘s subscription TV provider. Both channels will now be available to an additional 728,000 customers.


Additionally, UKTV HD will roll-out on Foxtel on 15 November replacing BBC HD.BBC Worldwide Channels MD Darren Childs said, "We‘re delighted to be expanding our distribution through this deal with Austar. Australia is a hugely important market for BBC Worldwide and this deal builds on our acquisition of UKTV last year, as well as the launch of BBC Knowledge and CBeebies on Foxtel."





 

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