BBC Worldwide Channels has secured a distribution deal with Telekom Slovenia that will see BBC Knowledge air in Slovenia for the first time.
A subtitled feed of BBC Knowledge will join SiOL TV’s Extended Basic IPTV and basic cable subscription packages on April 1 and reach more than 64,000 subscribers. The channel includes top BBC factual programming such as Stargazing and Human Planet.
Slovenia becomes the fourth territory in Central and Eastern Europe to receive the channel, following launches in Romania (on RCS & RDS and Romtelecom) and Hungary (DIGI) in January; and Cyprus (Cablenet Cyprus) earlier this month.
The deal also represents BBCWW Channels’ third net in Slovenia, coming after the launches of BBC World News and BBC Entertainment.
BBCWW Channels, the international commercial channels arm of the BBC, will “continue feeding the appetite for BBC Knowledge in the CEE region during 2013”, according to its senior VP and general manager, Ian McDonough.