Chello buys 150 hours from BBC Worldwide

Chellomedia, the content arm of Liberty Global, has acquired a 150 hour package of programmes from BBC Worldwide for its Film Mania and Film Café pay TV channels in Central Europe.

The deal includes drama series Death in Paradise, which will have its regional debut on the Chello’s channels in Hungary and Romania.

Other drama titles include Minnie Driver series The Deep and period dramas Jane Eyre, Pride and Prejudice and Sense and Sensibility.

Several music programmes are also covered by the deal including live concerts from Beyoncé, Britney Spears and Take That.

Levente Málnay, CEO Chello Central Europe said: “It is a great pleasure to expand the already existing BBC Worldwide content on our children’s and entertainment channels with exclusive additions to our film portfolio. This new content package will strengthen the market position of our two film channels, and enrich our film library.”

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