Entertainment TV

BBC Brit introduces new content

KELVIN KACHINGWE, Bel Ombre, Mauritius
AFTER the successful launch of BBC Brit on the first day of September, BBC Worldwide introduced a range of fresh and new content on the channel at the MultiChoice Africa Content Showcase Extravaganza in Mauritius recently.
DStv viewers can now look forward to BBC Brit which describes itself as being “all about entertainment that’s intelligent but irreverent, blending expertise with entertainment and facts with fun.”
Male-skewing but with broader appeal, the channel is the undisputed home of Top Gear with all new episodes airing first on BBC Brit. The channel covers a rich variety of subjects: cars, science, adventure, business, life-changing moments, extreme characters, quirky eccentrics and comedy.
Packed with brand new unmissable programming and A-list talent, the schedules for BBC Brit will showcase the very best in quick witted entertainment.
“The content hosted on BBC Brit is designed to reach a diverse pan-African audience, reflecting a wide range of voices, ages and cultures. Our African viewers clearly have a deep affection for BBC programming, and as a leading content distributor, we will continue to deliver high quality, premium content to our channels for many years to come,” Joel Churcher, general manager and vice president for Africa, BBC Worldwide commented.
New and exclusive titles on BBC Brit include ‘Youngers’ – a fresh and exciting new comedy drama set in the UK urban music scene and ‘Bad Robots’ – a brand new hidden camera, show where technology is out to humiliate, aggravate and exasperate the unsuspecting public.
There is also ‘Royal Marines Commando School’ – series that takes a look behind the scenes of one of the most arduous basic military training programmes in the world and ‘Duck Quacks Don’t Echo’ –in which comedian Lee Mack presents a brand new panel show that explores bizarre and fascinating facts.
BBC Worldwide is the main commercial arm and a wholly owned subsidiary of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) with a vision to build the BBC’s brands, audiences, commercial returns and reputation across the world.
This is achieved through investing in, commercialising and showcasing content from the BBC around the world, in a way that is consistent with BBC standards and values. The business also champions British creativity globally.
In 2014/15, BBC Worldwide generated headline profits of £138.6 million and headline sales of £1,001.8 million and returned a record £226.5 million to the BBC.

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