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BBC Lifestyle is an international television channel wholly owned by BBC Studios. The channel provides six programming strands: Food, Home & Design, Fashion & Style, Health, Parenting, and Personal Development.

BBC Lifestyle
BBC Lifestyle logo
Launched11 July 2007
Closed6 January 2016 (Nordic Regions)
Owned byBBC Studios
Picture format1080i HDTV
(downscaled to 16:9 576i for the SDTV feed)
Broadcast areaSouth Africa , Asia and Poland.
Formerly calledBBC Food
Sister channel(s)BBC World News
BBC Brit
BBC Earth
BBC First
nChannel 134 (HD)
DStvChannel 174
OSN (MENA)Channel 219 (SD)
(South Korea)
Channel 132
Tata Sky (India)Channel 223
TrueVisions (Thailand)Channel 353 (SD/HD)
IndovisionChannel 246
Channel 126
StarHub TVChannel 432 (SD/JD)
Cable TV Hong KongChannel 760 (SD)
Channel 720 (HD)
UPC PolandChannel 109
TrueVisions (Thailand)Channel 353 (SD/HD)
Macau Cable TV
Channel 213
Cablelink (Philippines)Channel 226
Destiny Cable/SkyCable (Philippines)Channel 78 (Digital)
now TV
(Hong Kong)
Channel 502 (HD)
(South Korea)
Channel 546
Unifi TV
Channel 620 (HD) (old)
Channel 512 (HD) (new)
CHT MOD (Taiwan)Channel 260 (HD)
myTV Super
(Hong Kong)
Channel 605 (HD)
Streaming media
BBC Playerwatch online (Singapore and Malaysia only)
Unifi Play TVwatch online (Malaysia only)

Launch datesEdit

BBC Lifestyle first launched in Singapore on mio TV in July 2007 (it is now on Singtel TV). It is also available in Hong Kong on now TV, in Poland on the Cyfrowy Polsat digital satellite platform, where it launched in December 2007, and in Romania on Digi TV digital cable television, where it launched on 31 December 2010. It has been available on DStv in South Africa and on OSN in the Middle East and North Africa since September 2008. Since then, it has also launched in the Scandinavian countries in November 2008, where it replaced BBC Prime on Canal Digital, Com Hem, Telia Digital-TV and FastTV.

On June 2009, cited the lack of viewership on SingTel's mio TV as the reason that the British Broadcasting Corporation terminated the right to air BBC Lifestyle, CBBC, CBeebies and BBC Knowledge under permission registered BBC from 19 March 2009 to 15 December 2009.[1] The BBC has since sourced StarHub TV as an alternative offering. Thus BBC Lifestyle is now on channel 432 on StarHub TV.

BBC Lifestyle ceased broadcast in the Nordic region on Wednesday 6 January 2016[2]


See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Hollywood Reporter - Entertainment News". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 27 March 2018.
  2. ^ "BBC Nordic FAQ".

External linksEdit