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BBC First launches in Moldova

June 7, 2023

BBC Studios has announced the launch of BBC First linear channel with Orange Moldova, one of the major operators in the territory, marking the British drama channel’s debut in the market. BBC First joins BBC News on the platform and is available to all subscribers of their digital cable TV service.

The channel debuts with a selection of popular dramas. These include Britain’s longest-running crime drama Silent Witness starring Emilia Fox which returns with a 25th anniversary series from June a13th, and multi-award winning crime drama The Kettering Incident, starring Elizabeth Debicki, on June 17th. The further rollout of the channel will see viewers enjoy premieres of such titles as Somewhere Boy, Outlaws and Life After Life.

All programming will be available in English with Romanian subtitles.

Zbigniew Pruski, Commercial Director CEE at BBC Studios, commented: “I’m really glad to see further expansion of BBC First in the region and reaching even more homes with our top-notch British drama. I’m confident that Orange Moldova viewers will appreciate the variety of productions with truly addictive narratives, exceptional writing and acting and stunning cinematography. BBC First has something for those seeking thought-provoking and boundary-pushing content but is equally compelling for viewers seeking soothing relaxation”.

Ludmila Nistorică, Chief Marketing Officer, Orange Moldova, added: “The addition of premium content such as BBC First to our Home TV grid is a proof of Orange Moldova’s commitment to meet our customers’ demands and provide high-quality entertainment. Our objective is to continuously improve TV services and provide an enriched viewing experience.”

The channel has recently also been launched in Albania with Vodafone.

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