BBC Entertainment, BBC Knowledge and BBC World News will all be carried as part of the Universe HD tier of the newly launched Orange Romania DTH TV service
The Orange launch of BBC Knowledge, which broadcasts factual programming, continues the channel’s rollout throughout the Central & Eastern European region. BBC Knowledge launched in Cyprus, Hungary, Romania and Slovenia for the first time during 2013.
Ian McDonough, Executive Vice President for Central & Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa, BBC Worldwide said: “Following the successful launch of BBC Knowledge in Romania earlier this year, it’s very pleasing to see that there’s demand for BBC channels on this exciting new platform. Our channels are rapidly becoming more established throughout Central & Eastern Europe. Expect to see more announcements in the coming months.”
Julien Ducarroz, CCO, Orange Romania, added, “We’re pleased to be partnering with BBC Worldwide and BBC World News in Romania. Given the BBC’s excellent global reputation for entertainment, factual and news programming, these channels form a vital part of that offering.”
BBC Entertainment, offering British comedy and drama from the BBC and leading UK independents, launched in Romania on its pan-European feed in 2009.
BBC World News has been available in Romania for more than ten years.