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Turner launches World Heritage Channel in Asia

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MUMBAI: Turner Broadcasting System Asia Pacific has launched a new, premium and 100 per cent pure documentary channel called World Heritage Channel. With programming categories that include nature, travel, history and culture, the channel?s signature content will take viewers on inspiring journeys to the most treasured places on earth i.e UNESCO?s World Heritage Sites.

The channel has secured hundreds of hours of first-run, exclusive and award-winning content for the region from documentary makers. Notable shows include: The World Heritage, Journey to Natural World Heritage Sites and Beautiful Planet, as well the Asian documentaries Asia?s Monarchies and Asia Rising. Travel documentary fans can look forward to Travel Bug and Paradise Asia, while nature enthusiasts will love the latest series from the world?s leading naturalist ? David Attenborough?s Conquest of the Skies and David Attenborough?s Flying Monsters.

The announcement comes as exciting news for audiences, who seek a meaningful and undiluted documentary television destination. Through the World Heritage Channel, viewers will be able to experience the beauty of the world and heritage, and discover the sights, sounds and tastes of breathtaking landscapes, colorful festivals, wildlife, isolated tribes and unique cuisines.

Turner Asia Pacific president Ricky Ow said, ?The debut of this stunning channel is the beginning of a fourth channel genre for Turner in Asia. Alongside our landmark brands in News, Kids and General Entertainment, the World Heritage Channel is a perfect entry for Turner into the Documentary genre.?

The channel will be available in full HD with Chinese, Bahasa Malaysia, Bahasa Indonesia and Thai subtitles. For selected content, authenticated OTT and catch-up rights for the channel have also been secured.

?We believe the channel will appeal to a select audience who are seeking a premium, authentic and serious documentary destination. We look forward to introducing this beautiful new offering around Asia in the coming months,? concluded Ow.

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