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BBC Earth makes Czech and Slovak debut

London, United Kingdom – BBC Earth, the British broadcaster’s commercial factual brand and documentary subscription television channel, will be expanding its reach in Central Europe and debut in Slovakia and the Czech Republic next month.

Starting November 15th, the channel will be available in both countries, initially exclusively via Slovak Telekom and T-Mobile respectively. Described as “seeking to inspire audiences by sharing the incredible wonders of our universe”, BBC Earth has been offering premium content on natural history and wildlife since 2009 and started its international roll-out in 2014. It premiered in Poland and Hungary in 2015.

BBC Earth will for instance host the TV premiere of Sir David Attenborough’s latest natural history documentary, Dynasties. Other upcoming highlights of the channel include award-winning survival series Life Below Zero and natural history series Rituals.

Salim Mukaddam, BBC Studios General Manager and Vice-President, Central and Eastern Europe, commented on the brand’s expansion in the CEE region and debut in Slovakia and the Czech Republic: “BBC Earth has extended its footprint across the CEE region considerably over the past 12 months as platform operators recognise the unique, high-quality content on offer and the growing audience appetite for programming that can inform, entertain and inspire”.

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