BBC Worldwide Channels and Cyprus operator Cablenet have signed a distribution deal that will see the launch of BBC Knowledge in Cyprus for the first time from February 1, 2013.
This agreement follows in the footsteps of BBC Knowledge launching for the first time in Romania and Hungary in January and is the third milestone in an ambitious roll-out plan for the channel across the CEE region in 2013.
The new agreement with Cablenet will see BBC Knowledge join BBC Entertainment. BC Knowledge will be available in the Basic package on digital cable, reaching over 6,500 subscribers in Cyprus. BBC Entertainment and BBC World News continue to be available in the Basic package on analogue and digital cable reaching over 35,000 subscribers.
““We are delighted to announce that BBC Knowledge will air in Cyprus from 1st February 2013. “, said Ian McDonough, SVP and general manager EMEA, BBC Worldwide Channela, in a statement.
“As we’ve already seen with recent deals in Romania and Hungary, there’s a huge appetite in the Central and Eastern European market for the kind of quality content the BBC has to offer. We are looking forward to bringing our award-winning, factual programming to viewers in Cyprus, and to this latest exciting chapter in the story of BBC channels in the CEE region.”
Nicolas Shiacolas, managing director of Cablenet, commented: “It is our constant goal to enrich our TV bouquets with quality channels, ensuring we continually offer our customers better value. The BBC has always stood for and offered the very best in TV entertainment, so we are truly pleased that BBC Knowledge has become available for Cyprus and we can add it to our digital service.”