BBC Worldwide has signed deals to broadcast a branded block of BBC Earth content via public broadcaster VRT in Flanders, Belgium, and on Canal+ 1 in Spain.
“I am incredibly proud that audiences in Spain, through Canal+ and Flanders, through VRT, will now have a dedicated place for our BBC Earth content, featuring territory premieres of some of the best natural history and premium factual content anywhere in the world,” said Tobi de Graaff, executive vice-president, western Europe, BBC Worldwide (pictured).
“It is a key part of our strategy to bring the highest-quality content and the BBC Earth brand to wider audiences across Western Europe and securing these BBC Earth blocks highlights our long-standing partners’ commitment to our programming.”
BBC Worldwide, which is UK pubcaster the BBC’s commercial arm, has launched BBC Earth as a linear TV channel in a number of European countries this year, starting with Poland in February. It has since launched in the Nordic countries of Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden and Iceland, as well as Romania and Turkey.