BBC launches five channels on TVB’s OTT platform in Hong Kong

BBC Worldwide has struck a deal with Hong Kong broadcaster TVB to launch a number of channels on the station’s OTT platform, including BBC First, BBC Lifestyle, BBC Earth, CBeebies and BBC World News.

The announcement:

BBC Worldwide today announced a deal with TVB to launch its suite of five channels and brands in Hong Kong. 

BBC First, BBC Lifestyle, BBC Earth, CBeebies and BBC World News are now available on myTVSuper, TVB’s new subscription service that is available on the set top box, mobile and tablet as an app.

Subscribers to myTVSuper are now able to livestream BBC Earth, BBC Lifestyle, BBC World News and CBeebies channels, as well as watch BBC First on-demand online, and via the myTVSuper app.  Subscribers will also be able to catch-up select programmes from BBC First, BBC Lifestyle and CBeebies for 14 days.

“We are excited that five of our branded channels and services encapsulating the quality, breadth and depth of BBC’s programming are now available to myTVSuper’s subscribers,” said Kelvin Yau, GM of Greater China, BBC Worldwide.  ”Hong Kong is an important market for BBC Worldwide and our  latest partnership with TVB  builds on our commitment to bring great quality programming to more viewers in Asia,”  he added.

Said Felix To, Deputy General Manager, TVB: “The BBC has a reputation for delivering premium TVcontent and enjoys wide acclaim worldwide. We are excited to be able to offer our subscribers this wide array of high quality content from the BBC to our audiences in Hong Kong. We are confident that the offerings will be well received here.”

Source: press release


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