Singapore – BBC Worldwide’s Global Channels business is bringing BBC Knowledge and CBeebies to Indonesia via Indovision’s pay TV DTH service from April 1, 2008. The launches follow 2007 debuts of both channels in India, Singapore, Hong Kong and Poland. Christine Leo-McKerrow, BBC Worldwide’s SVP and GM, Global Channels Asia-Pacific said, “Offering our channels on Indovision’s basic platform and its soon-to-be-launched TopTV and OKevision platforms reaches the widest possible Indonesian payTV audience – over 250,000 homes – adding to the growing audience for our channels in this region.” BBC Knowledge features BBC’s factual and non-fiction entertainment programming in five programming strands. ‘The World’ delves into new cultures; ‘Science & Technology’ explores new scientific frontiers; ‘People’ investigates the human body and mind; ‘The Past’ looks at historical events, places and people; and ‘Business’ highlights today’s corporate world. Programmes airing on the channel include the latest series of UK motoring show Top Gear; the UK version of The Apprentice featuring multi-millionaire Sir Alan Sugar; and Ross Kemp on Gangs, a series which sees Kemp venture into gangland. CBeebies’ programming for preschoolers encourages them to play and learn about the world. Shows include Teletubbies, Tweenies, Charlie and Lola, and The Roly Mo Show. Both channels will be localized within six months of launch, with BBC Knowledge subtitled, and CBeebies dubbed in Bahasa Indonesia. Indovision (PT. MNC Skyvision), owned by Global Mediacom, has been operating its DTH service since 1994. Indovision wholly owns Indonesian media company Media Nusantara Citra which has three nationwide terrestrial TV channels, publishing and radio arms, as well as a content library. Currently, Indovision is Indonesia’s largest DTH operator with an estimated 60% market share in pay TV households including satellite and cable.