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BBC World News launches for the first time in Laos

MUMBAI: BBC Worldwide Asia today announced a deal that will, for the first time, see international news and current affairs television brand BBC World News, premium factual brand BBC Earth and award winning pre-school channel CBeebies available in Laos.

The channels, broadcast on Laosat DTH, will available in the country’s 17 provinces including Vientiane.

“The pay TV market is set for high growth in the next few years. With our partnership with Laosat DTH, we are very pleased to be part of that growth, bringing our genre-defining content to viewers there,” said senior VP, South and South East Asia Myleeta Aga.

“There is a strong demand for BBC content in Laos. We are confident that with the addition of BBC World News, BBC Earth and CBeebies to our line-up, we are now able to deliver the best British and international content to our viewers here in Laos,” said Laosat GM Ding Yongbing.

Over the next few months, viewers of BBC Earth will be able to catch shows like ‘Blue Planet II’, right after the UK telecast. The new seven part series about the underwater worlds is produced by the multi-award winning BBC Studios Natural History Unit and will be narrated by Sir David Attenborough; ‘Fishing Impossible’ (season two) sees three mad fishermen – an ex Royal Marine, a marine biologist, and a gadget –obsessed airline pilot travel to some of the most remote places on Earth, with their crazy-luring inventions.

Meanwhile, ‘Life Below Zero’ (season five) is about the daily and seasonal activities of six people who live in the remotest areas of Alaska trying to survive in the below zero conditions, demonstrating their everyday struggles as they hunt and depend only on themselves and survive using the resources they have.