BBC Brit

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BBC Brit
BBC Brit.png
Launched 1 February 2015 (Official; Poland)
April 2015 (Nordic Countries)
Owned by BBC Worldwide
Picture format 576i (16:9 SDTV)
1080i (16:9 HDTV)
Slogan Unmissable
Language English
Polish
Broadcast area Poland, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland and Iceland
Replaced BBC Entertainment
(Poland & Nordic countries)
Sister channel(s) BBC Earth
BBC HD
BBC HD Nordics
BBC Lifestyle
BBC World News
CBeebies
Website http://www.bbcpolska.com/channels/brit/
http://www.bbcnordic.com/channels/brit/
Availability
Satellite
Cyfrowy Polsat (Poland) Channel 101
NC+ (Poland) Channel 118
Orange Polska (Poland) Channel 141
Canal Digital (Finland, Sweden, Norway & Denmark) Channel 27 (Finland)
Channel 36 (Sweden)
Channel 41 (Norway)
Channel 42 (Denmark)
Cable
UPC Polska (Poland) Channel 111/207
TOYA (Poland) Channel 371
Netia (Poland) Channel 90
INEA (Poland) Channel 133
VECTRA (Poland) Channel 701
YouSee (Denmark) Channel 18
DNA Finland (Finland) Channel 260
Canal Digital (Norway) Channel 24
GET (Norway) Channel 16
Com Hem (Sweden) Channel 43
Sappa (Sweden) Channel 29
Elisa (Finland) Channel 300 (HD)
IPTV
Elisa (Finland) Channel 780 (HD)

BBC Brit is an entertainment subscription television channel featuring factual entertainment programming. The channel is wholly owned and operated by BBC Worldwide. Originally set to rollout internationally in 2014,[1] it was later announced it would launch in 2015,[2] starting in Poland.[3]

History[edit]

In October 2013, BBC announced that in 2014 they would rollout 3 new brands - BBC Earth, BBC First, and BBC Brit, with BBC Brit to be dedicated to male-skewed 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[edit]

Poland[edit]

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

Nordic Countries: Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland and Iceland[edit]

On 13 January 2015, BBC announced BBC Brit would replace BBC Entertainment in Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland and Iceland in April 2015.[7]

References[edit]

  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 25 March 2014. Retrieved 28 March 2014. 
  6. ^ Curtis, Chris (12 December 2013). "BBCW lifts lid on male channel". BroadcastNow. Archived from the original on 20 March 2014. Retrieved 28 March 2014. 
  7. ^ "Nordics launch for BBC BRIT and BBC EARTH" (Press release). BBC Worldwide. 13 January 2015. Retrieved 21 February 2015.