MUMBAI; BBC Worldwide Channels will launch a channel in Brazil for the first time. This will be in partnership with NET Serviços, the biggest telecommunications and entertainment company of Latin America.
BBC HD will be available to Net's Top HD package subscribers starting on 28 May. This deal also includes a branded VOD service agreement which will provide content from BBC Entertainment and the preschool channel, CBeebies.
BBC HD will offer British entertainment content in high definition.For the first time, subscribers will see BBC programmes never seen before in Brazil like 'Top Gear', now in its 18th season, one of the most acclaimed series from the BBC, sold to more than 198 countries and 'Sherlock'.
Global events will also be part of BBC HD in June, beginning with London Calling, a unique season of programming to celebrate the people, music, fashion, art, culture and history of Britain's capital city in the run up to the Olympics.