KPN’s new BBC First pass in Interactive TV package




KPN is a new channel of BBC Worldwide to include in the package of channels of Interactive TV. BBC First must be a digital TV channel showing will be only quality British series. Other TV providers are expected to follow KPN’s example.

BBC First will initially only as a linear TV channel available; there are no plans to offer go to BBC programs via a video-on-demand platform. KPN notifies Tweakers that the station on May 16 will be in the air, probably on channel 23. All the content will be provided with Dutch subtitles and BBC First broadcasts 24 hours a day.

Customers Interactive TV from KPN decline will be the new BBC station without surcharge in their package. BBC Worldwide, the sender would also like to go through other TV providers, whether as a subscription channel, but the company has made no further statements about it yet.

First with BBC BBC Worldwide will own words to offer quality British drama, such as Sherlock, Silent Witness and Wolf Hall. The Netherlands is the first European country where BBC First becomes available. Outside the Netherlands, the channel is already available in Australia. For the Dutch market programming will be adjusted. Thus, for example in the Netherlands are popular crime series.

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