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BBC Brit is an entertainment subscription television channel featuring factual entertainment programming. The channel is wholly owned and operated by BBC Studios. Originally set to roll out internationally in 2014,[1] it was later announced it would launch in 2015,[2] starting in Poland.[3]

BBC Brit
BBC Brit.svg
Launched1 February 2015 (Official; Poland)
13 April 2015 (Nordic Countries)
1 September 2015 (Africa)
Owned byBBC Studios
Picture format576i (16:9 SDTV)
1080i (16:9 HDTV)
SloganUnmissable
LanguageVarious
Broadcast areaAvailable in 7 countries
International
ReplacedBBC Entertainment
Sister channel(s)BBC Earth
BBC HD
BBC Entertainment
BBC Lifestyle
BBC First
BBC World News
CBeebies
Websitewww.BBCBrit.com
Availability
Terrestrial
RiksTV
(Norway)
Channel 11
TelevarpiĆ°
(Faroe Islands)
Channel 7
Satellite
Cyfrowy Polsat (Poland)Channel 101 (HD)
Channel 162 (HD)
NC+ (Poland)Channel 118 (HD)
Orange Polska (Poland)Channel 141
Canal Digital (Finland, Sweden, Norway & Denmark)Channel 27 (Finland)
Channel 36 (Sweden)
Channel 41 (Norway)
Channel 42 (Denmark)
DStv (Africa)Channel 120
Cable
UPC Polska (Poland)Channel 111/207
TOYA (Poland)Channel 371
Netia (Poland)Channel 90
INEA (Poland)Channel 133
VECTRA (Poland)Channel 701
YouSee (Denmark)Channel 18
DNA Finland (Finland)Channel 260
Canal Digital (Norway)Channel 24
GET (Norway)Channel 16
Com Hem (Sweden)Channel 63 HD
Sappa (Sweden)Channel 33 HD
Elisa (Finland)Channel 300 HD
IPTV
Elisa (Finland)Channel 780 HD
PTCL Smart TV (Pakistan)096
Streaming media
BBC Player Singapore and Malaysia (Singapore, Malaysia)watch online (Singapore and Malaysia only)

Contents

HistoryEdit

In October 2013, BBC announced that in 2014 they would roll out 3 new brands - BBC Earth, BBC First, and BBC Brit, with BBC Brit to be dedicated to entertainment programming.[1] It was later announced that the content would largely be factual entertainment, featuring BBC series Top Gear with the possibility for increases in local adaptions of the series. Other series are to include Room 101 and Mock the Week.[4][5] It was also announced that roughly 50 hours, or roughly 5 series, of new content would be ordered for the new channel.[6]

International roll-outEdit

PolandEdit

BBC Brit premiered in Poland on 1 February 2015, replacing BBC Entertainment.[3]

Nordic CountriesEdit

BBC Brit replaced BBC Entertainment in Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland and Iceland on 13 April 2015.[7][8]

AfricaEdit

The channel launched on DStv in Africa replacing BBC Entertainment on 1 September 2015.[9]

SingaporeEdit

The channel's content is offered exclusively on BBC Player Singapore (a local version of the BBC iPlayer service).[10]

MalaysiaEdit

The channel's content is offered exclusively on BBC Player Malaysia (a local version of the BBC iPlayer service).[11]

ProgrammesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Middleton, Richard (18 October 2013). "BBCWW to scrap global iPlayer". C21 Media. Retrieved 28 March 2014.
  2. ^ "Julie Swanston sets out commissioning wish list for new BBC Worldwide Channels" (Press release). BBC Worldwide. 8 October 2014. Retrieved 30 January 2015.
  3. ^ a b "BBC BRIT and BBC EARTH to make their global channel debut in Poland" (Press release). BBC Worldwide. 4 November 2014. Retrieved 30 January 2015.
  4. ^ Middleton, Richard (27 January 2014). "BBCWW unveils new Brit brand". C21 Media. Retrieved 28 March 2014.
  5. ^ Parker, Robin (27 January 2014). "BBC Brit unveiled by Worldwide". BroadcastNow. Archived from the original on 28 March 2014. Retrieved 28 March 2014.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  6. ^ Curtis, Chris (12 December 2013). "BBCW lifts lid on male channel". BroadcastNow. Archived from the original on 28 March 2014. Retrieved 28 March 2014.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  7. ^ "Nordics launch for BBC BRIT and BBC EARTH" (Press release). BBC Worldwide. 13 January 2015. Retrieved 21 February 2015.
  8. ^ "BBC overhauls channels in Nordic region". Telecompaper. 6 March 2015. Retrieved 28 September 2015.
  9. ^ "BBC Worldwide's new global brands BBC Brit and BBC Earth prove a hit with South African audiences" (Press release). BBC Worldwide. 17 September 2015. Retrieved 28 September 2015.
  10. ^ BBC Player set to launch in 2016, BBC Worldwide, 27 April 2016
  11. ^ [1] BBC Worldwide, 23 March 2017