Date: 19.03.2012Last updated: 19.03.2012 at 14.21

Category: BBC World News

Today the BBC announced it has agreed a deal with ERT - the Greek public radio and broadcasting enterprise - to add its international news channel BBC World News to ERT’s digital package.

The award-winning international news and information channel has been added to ERT’s digital bouquet of channels and is available from today, Monday 19 March.

Following this deal, BBC World News 24/7 distribution will reach more than 3.6 million homes across Greece.

This deal will give ERT audiences the opportunity to watch some of the BBC’s best international news programming, including the channel’s flagship current affairs programmes and ongoing coverage of key global issues.

Colin Lawrence, Commercial Director, BBC World News, says: "We’re delighted to announce our new partnership with ERT, particularly as 2012 is such an important year for international news. This agreement with BBC World News and ERT brings viewers in Greece the best of BBC journalism, providing impartial global perspectives and high quality, trusted news."

BBC World News is available in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide, and over 300 million households and 1.8 million hotel rooms. The channel's content is also available on 140 cruise ships, 40 airlines, 23 mobile phone networks and a number of major online platforms including bbc.com/news. For further information on how to receive BBC World News, download schedules or find out more about the channel, visit bbc.com/tvschedule

ERT is part of the Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation (ERT SA). It is a public enterprise that provides radio and television services to promote objective, global and impartial information to its audiences. Today ERT is the largest broadcasting organization in Greece.

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This agreement with BBC World News and ERT brings viewers in Greece the best of BBC journalism, providing impartial global perspectives and high quality, trusted news."

Colin Lawrence, Commercial Director, BBC World News

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