BBC HD arrives in Brazil

This launch is a reality due to an unprecedented partnership between NET and BBC, bringing an exclusive channel, with the well known and differentiated production quality that characterizes the BBC, and that complements NET’s international content offer." Fernando Magalhães, Programming Director for NET Serviços
Date: 22.05.2012     Last updated: 18.03.2014 at 17.59
Category: BBC Worldwide
Starting on May 28th, subscribers of NET Serviços will have access to BBC’s most acclaimed drama, documentaries, factual, entertainment and natural history in high definition

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BBC Worldwide Channels announced today that for the first time the company will launch a channel in Brazil, in partnership with NET Serviços, the biggest Telecommunications and Entertainment Company of Latin America. BBC HD will be available to NET’s Top HD package subscribers in channel 531, starting on May 28th. This deal also includes a branded VOD service agreement which will provide content from BBC Entertainment and the preschool channel, CBeebies.

BBC HD brings an innovative programming offering, with the best of British entertainment content backed by the prestigious BBC seal of quality and produced 100% in high definition.  For the first time, subscribers will see BBC programmes never seen before in Brazil  - exclusive premieres in June include Top Gear, now in its eighteenth season, one of the most acclaimed series from the BBC, sold to more than 198 countries.  Sherlock, the BAFTA multi award winning series, which presents a contemporary Sherlock for the new generation.

Global events will also be part of BBC HD in the month of June, beginning with London Calling, a unique season of programming to celebrate the people, music, fashion, art, culture and history of Britain’s capital city in the run up to the Olympics. The season will be led by the spectacular coverage from the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations. Planet Earth Live, an ambitious project which is the result of over ten years of innovation in techniques and formats at the BBC Natural History Unit and the biggest wildlife global broadcast ever undertaken by the BBC

"I am thrilled that our Channels will now reach audiences in Brazil with the BBC's amazing output. We will deliver the highest quality array of drama, documentaries, factual entertainment and natural history - the very best of British and the best of British talent, all in glorious HD. I'm pleased that this has been made possible through our exciting partnership with Net Serviços”, said Jana Bennett, President of Worldwide Networks and Global BBC iPlayer for BBC Worldwide.

“This launch is a reality due to an unprecedented partnership between NET and BBC, bringing an exclusive channel, with the well known and differentiated production quality that characterizes the BBC, and that complements NET’s international content offer. This deal will also facilitate our offering of new contents for NOW, NET’s exclusive on demand service, that allows viewers to choose the content they wish to view when they want it, with the highest sound and image quality”, said Fernando Magalhães, Programming Director for NET Serviços.

BBC HD is an epic experience to the senses that transforms the ordinary into the extraordinary. Conceptualized programming with the HD experience in mind, which will give Brazilian viewers access to a wide range of genres including drama, documentaries, factual, entertainment and natural history. BBC HD programming will be broadcast in English with Portuguese subtitles and a few titles will be dubbed in Portuguese.

Additionally, the VOD offering will bring NET’s NOW platform subscribers, great programming from BBC Entertainment with reality shows as popular as The Voice (US version) and Got to Dance UK; while preschool channel CBeebies will bring the favourite titles amongst the little ones like Finley the Fire Engine and Waybuloo, among others. 

BBC Worldwide Channels current portfolio in the Latin American region has 3 channels in more than 17 countries: BBC HD, launched in August 2011 and BBC Entertainment and CBeebies, which premiered in Mexico for the first time in October of 2008, and soon spread to the rest of the territories. BBC Entertainment is an intelligent alternative, original and bold, which transcends limits with a variety of high quality content, which includes reality shows, drama, science fiction, lifestyle programming and movies. CBeebies is BBC preschool brand, which invites children, parents and caretakers to enjoy a fun and healthy learning experience through play.


For more information please contact:

Viviana Rubinstein

Communications Director, BBC Worldwide Channels Latin America & US Hispanic


Sobre a BBC HD

BBC HD é um canal em alta definição da BBC Worldwide Channels na América Latina e no Caribe, braço comercial e principal subsidiária, propriedade da British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC).  BBC HD é uma experiência que transforma o ordinário em extraordinário. Com programação inovadora  totalmente produzida em alta definição  com o reconhecido selo de qualidade da BBC.

BBC HD é um sinal único que oferece o melhor da programação mundial da BBC, com uma gama ampla de conteúdo sobre ciência, história natural, viagens, aventura, drama, ficção científica e realidade, BBC HD é entretenimento selecionado cuidadosamente para que você possa viver uma experiência sem igual em todos os sentidos. BBC HD está disponível no Brasil através do canal de Serviços Net 531. BBC HD é distribuído pela BBC Worldwide Channels América Latina e latino dos EUA, com  base em Miami, na Flórida.

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BBC Worldwide é o braço comercial e a principal subsidiária propriedade da British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). O objetivo da empresa é maximizar o valor dos ativos da BBC para o benefício dos licenciados e de investimento em programação de serviço público em troca de direitos. A empresa tem cinco unidades de negócios: Canais, Conteúdo e Produção, Vendas e Distribuição, Produtos de Consumo, Marcas - Consumidores e Novos Projetos. Cada uma com desenvolvimentos digitais incorporados na sua área de negócios. Em 2010/11, a BBC Worldwide registrou lucros de £ 160 milhões nas vendas de mais de £ 1.158 milhões, contribuindo para a BBC £ 182 milhões como retorno sobre o investimento.

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