BBC Worldwide Asia today announced a deal with CANAL+ Myanmar FG Ltd that sees four of its channels launch on new pay TV platform, CANAL+ : international news and current affairs channel, BBC World News, premium factual brand, BBC Earth, pre-school channel, CBeebies and BBC Lifestyle, with BBC Lifestyle making its debut appearance in the country.
CANAL+ Group, in collaboration with Myanmarese media group FOREVER Group launched the new pay TV platform on 29 January 2018. It offers local and international services.
Viewers of BBC Earth, home of the latest iconic ratings buster, Blue Planet II, will be able to watch natural history documentaries and factual programmes including Dara & Ed’s Road to Mandalay, in which British comedians Dara Ó Briain and Ed Byrne take to the road, travelling over 3000 miles from Kuala Lumpur, through Thailand, and on to Myanmar; Where The Wild Men Are with Ben Fogle, where adventurer Ben Fogle travels the planet meeting people who have set up home in some of the most isolated locations on Earth; and Snow Bears, a unique glimpse of two newborn polar bear cubs in their natural habitat, narrated by Kate Winslet.
BBC Lifestyle viewers will be able to watch well-loved British programmes such as The Great British Bake Off, a BAFTA-winning baking competition that sees passionate amateur bakers use every crumb of their creativity to impress the judges in each week’s challenges; and The Graham Norton Show, a comedy chat show full of celebrities and gossip, presented by award-winning Irish television personality, Graham Norton.
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