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BBC Brit
BBC Brit.svg
BBC Brit logo
Broadcast areaAvailable in 7 countries
International
SloganUnmissable
Programming
Language(s)Various
Picture format576i (16:9 SDTV)
1080i (16:9 HDTV)
Ownership
OwnerBBC Studios
Sister channelsBBC Earth
BBC HD
BBC Entertainment
BBC Lifestyle
BBC First
BBC World News
CBeebies
History
Launched1 February 2015; 5 years ago (2015-02-01) (Poland)
13 April 2015; 5 years ago (2015-04-13) (Nordic Regions)
1 September 2015; 5 years ago (2015-09-01) (Africa)
1 November 2019; 11 months ago (2019-11-01) (Australia)
ReplacedBBC Entertainment
Links
Websitewww.BBCBrit.com
Availability
Terrestrial
RiksTV
(Norway)
Channel 11
Televarpið
(Faroe Islands)
Channel 7/channel 24 (IPTV)
Boxer
(Sweden)
Channel 18

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]

History

In October 2013, BBC announced that in 2014 they would roll out three 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-out

Poland

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

Nordic Countries

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

Africa

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

Australia

BBC Brit and BBC Earth launched in Australia on 1 November 2019, through IPTV streaming service Fetch TV.[10]

Singapore

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

Malaysia

The channel's content is offered exclusively on BBC Player Malaysia (a local version of the BBC iPlayer service).[12]

Programmes

References

  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. ^ "Fetch TV adds BBC Earth and BBC Brit, now offering BBC channels". Mediaweek. 3 October 2019. Retrieved 9 March 2020.
  11. ^ BBC Player set to launch in 2016, BBC Worldwide, 27 April 2016
  12. ^ [1] BBC Worldwide, 23 March 2017
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