Lovers of nature documentaries in the Philippines will soon be able to watch BBC Earth in HD.
BBC Worldwide has announced a partnership with Cignal TV to launch the channel along with BBC World News in the country.
Cignal TV, a subscription-based direct-to-home satellite television service provider, will offer the new channels to its 1.6 million viewers on April 1.
Myleeta Aga, regional BBC manager, said: “We are very excited that two highly rated channels from the BBC will now be available to Cignal’s subscribers.
“The Philippines is a country that is deeply passionate about natural history – it has the highest rate of discovery of new animal species with 16 new species of mammals discovered just in the last 10 years. (Read more here)
“We hope that BBC Earth, showcasing the work of the world’s foremost factual film makers, will take Filipino viewers on a journey of discovery, with heart pounding action and mind blowing visuals.
“And BBC World News, the leader in global breaking news, with a reputation of delivering impartial, in-depth analysis of international news, will meet Filipino viewers’ demands for high quality news content,” she added.
Jane Jimenez-Basas, president of Cignal TV, said: “We are very excited to be partnering with BBC Worldwide to bring two premium BBC channels to our subscribers. We are committed to providing genre-defining content for our discerning viewers.
“With the addition of BBC World News and BBC Earth to our platform, we are very pleased to be able to deliver on that promise.”