BBC Worldwide Channels announced a significant new distribution deal in Australia, which will see the launch of three BBC branded channels on AUSTAR, Australia’s regional subscription television platform, this November. From November 15, AUSTAR subscribers will have access to CBeebies, the channel for pre-school children, and BBC Knowledge, offering the best of the BBC’s factual and documentary programming, as well as new offering UKTV HD, showcasing world class drama, comedy and entertainment in the vividness of HD. The three channels will join UKTV and BBC World News which are already available on AUSTAR. The expanded distribution comes just one year after the launch of CBeebies and BBC Knowledge on FOXTEL, Australia’s leading subscription TV provider. Both channels will now be available to an additional 728,000 customers, further consolidating the position of the BBC Worldwide Channels portfolio in the market. In addition, UKTV HD will roll-out on FOXTEL on November 15, replacing BBC HD.