BBC Worldwide will launch BBC First in Belgium on June 4th.
Following on from the successful launch of the channel in The Netherlands on May 16th, Belgium is the second country in Europe to receive BBC First, a fully localised channel which is the new home of the best of British scripted content. With all programming subtitled in Flemish, BBC First makes its Belgium debut on cable provider Telenet, with further platforms to follow throughout the Benelux region.
Content will include Silent Witness, Wolf Hall and The Musketeers.
“At Telenet, we are very pleased to welcome the splendid BBC First drama to our Play More offer. It fits perfectly within our aim to bring the best premium experiences to our customers”, adds John Porter, CEO Telenet.
BBC First will join BBC Worldwide’s pan-regional channel BBC Entertainment Europe and the rest of the UK BBC Public Service Channels currently carried by operators in Belgium. The channel brand made its debut in Australia in 2014 and was the most successful non-sports launch on Foxtel since 2006.