, NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 18 – MultiChoice Africa has launched BBC Brit, which will be available from September 1, 2015 on the DStv platform.
The channel is a rebrand of BBC Entertainment which will be renamed BBC Brit on DStv channel 120 with new content.
BBC Brit will sit alongside BBC World News and the new additions to the DStv Compact bouquet, BBC Lifestyle and CBeebies.
BBC Brit will offer factual entertainment that is intelligent, male-skewed and blends expertise with entertainment and fact with fun.
The channel will become the exclusive home of Top Gear, Undercover Boss and Dragons Den and cover a rich variety of subjects: cars, science, adventure, business, food, life-changing moments, extreme characters, quirky eccentrics and comedy.
Paul Dempsey, President Global Markets at BBC Worldwide said: “BBC Brit will bring together some of the world’s biggest names and best programme-makers in a brilliantly curated, high quality channel brand. The channel captures what’s special about British TV and our African launch marks an important step in the company’s global strategy as we continue to inspire audiences with distinctive, premium programming.”
Commenting on the new channel additions to the DStv Compact bouquet, Tim Jacobs, the CEO of MultiChoice Africa, said: “Availing all these BBC Worldwide channels to our Compact subscribers will open up a universe of world-class entertainment to a larger and varied audience across the African continent. As a leading video entertainment company in Africa, MultiChoice Africa is committed to offering our subscribers the best packages filled with unparalleled family entertainment.”
New and exclusive titles for Africa on BBC Brit include: The Moaning of Life, Duck Quacks Don’t Echo, Life is Toff and Youngers.