All BBC Channels to be carried by KPN Group in new launch

The BBC channels are well-known for setting the standard for high quality television and this is another exciting chapter in the expansion of our portfolio throughout Europe. We are proud to offer so much of our content to Belgian viewers through this new agreement."Ian McDonough, SVP and General Manager EMEA, BBC Worldwide Channels
Date: 07.02.2013     Last updated: 18.03.2014 at 18.06
Category: BBC Worldwide
All BBC Channels will be made available to Belgian viewers on a new platform being launched by KPN Group.

The service will go live on 7 February and includes BBC One, Two, Three, Four, CBeebies, BBC HD, BBC World News, BBC Entertainment and CBBC. The inclusion of all the BBC Channels on the platform brings on board the largest global provider of information, education, entertainment, news and children’s programmes.

Ian McDonough, SVP and General Manager EMEA, BBC Worldwide Channels, said: “The BBC channels are well-known for setting the standard for high quality television and this is another exciting chapter in the expansion of our portfolio throughout Europe. We are proud to offer so much of our content to Belgian viewers through this new agreement."

The BBC channels which will form part of the launch follow:

BBC One and BBC One HD - BBC One is the BBC’s flagship mixed genre television service offering a range of high-quality programmes from comedy series such as Miranda, drama series Call The Midwife and light entertainment show Strictly Come Dancing, through to documentary strand Panorama and landmark natural history series such as Africa. BBC One also carries key sports coverage such as Formula One, Wimbledon and a weekly round-up of the English Premiership football league in Match Of The Day.

BBC Two combines factual-based content that gets under the skin of the real world with inventive comedies, high-octane action in Top Gear and distinctive drama such as the critically acclaimed The Shadow Line. BBC Two also offers a range of compelling factual and natural history series including the acclaimed science series Wonders Of The Universe.

BBC Three is constantly innovating and experimenting to provoke thought and to entertain audiences from 16 year olds to 30-somethings – with a range of original comedy such as World’s Craziest Fools, and drama and factual programming that celebrates new British talent and formats.

BBC Four’s primary role is to reflect a range of UK and international arts, music and culture. It provides an ambitious range of innovative, high quality programming that is intellectually and culturally enriching, taking an expert and in-depth approach to a wide range of subjects such as Lost Kingdoms Of South America.

CBBC is a dedicated digital channel for 6-12 year olds, consisting of a mix of programming such as Tracy Beaker Returns including drama, entertainment, factual, comedy, animation and news.

CBeebies - Educational and entertaining programmes such as Baby Jake for under 6’s are broadcast on the dedicated pre-school channel CBeebies.

BBC HD - The BBC broadcasts a wide range of programmes covering arts and culture, entertainment, comedy, drama and nature in addition to live international events on its high-definition network, BBC HD.

BBC Entertainment is an international entertainment channel from BBC Worldwide. The channel offers the very best of British comedy and drama from the BBC and leading UK independents. Programmes include exclusive Alan Carr - Chatty Man, which aired just two weeks behind the UK, award-winning dramas such as Sherlock and Luther and acclaimed comedies such as Friday Night Dinner and Getting on.

BBC World News offers in-depth news coverage across the day, with output ranging from breaking news to stories and documentaries spanning business, sport, science and entertainment. Programming across the channel, such as Global with Jon Sopel and GMT with George Alagiah, delivers the best of the BBC’s international news, with analysis that explains not just what is happening, but why.

Contact: Zuzanna.Daniel@bbc.com