The two culture channels have now also become available to viewers in Lebanon, Estonia, Hungary, Croatia, and Poland over the course of the last couple of months.
Brava HD and Djazz.tv are now available in Estonia from Elion’s nutiTV, the country’s largest telecom and internet provider. Since January 1, Brava HD is part of Cablevision’s Majestic Pack, the Lebanese market leader in cable television.
Hungary’s largest telecom provider Magyar Telekom distributes Djazz.tv via cable, satellite and IPTV as part of the Pulse Thematic Package. Croatia’s T-Hrvatski Telekom distributes Djazz.tv via IPTV as part of the Plus Package and Plus Sport Package. Both Magyar Telekom and T-Hrvatski Telekom are subsidiaries of T-Mobile (Deutsche Telekom). Moreover, Brava HD and Djazz.tv are distributed by various smaller cable television companies in Poland, such as Aura and Stella.
Brava and Djazz.tv programme director Rob Overman views the recent expansion as a chance to further build on the channels’ content: “The expansion to these new countries will lead to more content offers from these regions”, said Overman.
“Not only will this add to the attractiveness of our international channels, but Brava and Djazz.tv’s Dutch viewers will also see an effect in the channels’ programme schedules.”
Media entrepreneur Jur Bron, one of the initiators of Brava HD and Djazz.tv, sees a growing interest from the East. “Those regions too appreciate our high-quality broadcasts in native HD and SD more and more,” he said. “In the near future, we expect to add even more distributors of our television channels in these countries.”
Since their start, these two Dutch culture channels have been operating internationally. Djazz.tv is the first 24-hour television channel in the world broadcasting only jazz and jazz-related music genres.
Since September 2012 Djazz.tv is part of the HD assortment of Canalsat in Francer as well as on Canalsat Caraibes and Canalsat Afrique.
Brava HD is available to the majority of France’s HD viewers, where the channel is carried by Orange, Bouygues, SFR, FREE/Alice, Canalsat and Numericable. Brava HD is also distributed in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Turkey, Portugal, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Monaco, and several African countries.