Fetch TV and BBC Studios announce launch of BBC LIVING
Fetch TV and BBC Studios today announced the launch of a new lifestyle channel - BBC Living. The channel will join 5 other BBC channels on the Fetch platform - BBC First, BBC Knowledge, BBC UKTV, BBC CBeebies and BBC World News.
From May 1, BBC Living will be available in the Fetch Knowledge Pack (18 Channels for $6 p/m) and the Ultimate Pack (50 Channels for $20 p/m). It will also be added to the grandfathered Fetch Entertainment Pack.
Bringing audiences an aspirational mix of vibrant and exciting British lifestyle content centred around food, home and good living, BBC Living will be programmed exclusively for the Australian market. Featuring celebrity chefs like Gordon Ramsay, Raymond Blanc, Hairy Bikers, and Gary Rhodes together with shows like Come Dine With Me, Fantasy Homes By the Sea, Marbella Mansions, Peter Andre’s 60 Minute Makeover and Home Away From Home, the new channel will bring viewers some of the UK’s best-loved programmes, offering a wealth of inspiration for home, family and life.
Scott Lorson, CEO of Fetch TV, said; "The BBC is the home of some of the world’s best lifestyle programming. We are delighted to expand our partnership with BBC Studios with the introduction of this exciting new channel - BBC Living. Once again, our subscribers are the big winners, as Fetch adds more quality programming to our industry leading $6 “skinny packs”. If you love the BBC, there is no better service for you than Fetch.”
Jon Penn, Managing Director, BBC Studios in Australia and New Zealand, said, “We are delighted to announce that we are launching BBC Living to Australian viewers. We are always looking for innovative ways to reach new audiences for our diverse catalogue of content and brands and I’m pleased to be partnering with Fetch TV to launch this new service on their growing platform.”
With the recent addition of BBC Living and Discovery Channel, the 18 channel Fetch Knowledge Pack now offers unparalleled value with the top documentary channels (Discovery Channel, National Geographic, Nat Geo Wild, and BBC Knowledge), lifestyle programming (BBC Living, HGTV, Food Network, and Travel Channel), and a host of 24/7 News for leading international news organisations (CNN, BBC World News, CNBC, Bloomberg, Euro News, France 24, Al Jazeera, Channel News Asia, NDTV and CGTN), all for only $6 per month.
About Fetch TV
Fetch TV partners with leading internet service providers Optus, the iiNet Group (iiNet, Internode, and Westnet), and Vocus (Dodo and iPrimus) along with leading retailers Harvey Norman, JB Hi Fi, Bing Lee and The Good Guys to provide subscribers with an entertainment service delivered to the TV over a broadband connection to a set top box. In addition to a 1 terabyte personal video recorder for recording TV, the content line up includes an in-home movie store with over 7,500 titles including the latest new releases, a TV store with leading TV shows to purchase, leading SVOD services Netflix and Stan, Free to Air and subscription Catch-Up TV services, Pay per View access to UFC, apps including YouTube, as well as the option to add subscription entertainment channel packs from major content providers. Visit fetchtv.com.au for more information.
About BBC Studios
BBC Studios, a global content company with British creativity at its heart, is a commercial subsidiary of the BBC Group. Formed in April 2018 by the merger of BBC Worldwide and BBC Studios, it spans content financing, development, production, sales, branded services and ancillaries. BBC Studios’ award-winning British programmes are internationally recognised across a broad range of genres and specialisms. It has offices in 22 markets globally, including six production bases in the UK and production bases and partnerships in a further nine countries around the world. The company, which makes 2500 hours of content a year, is a champion for British creativity around the world and a committed partner for the UK’s independent sector. BBC Studios has revenue of £1.4bn,and returns around £200m to the BBC Group annually, complementing the BBC’s licence fee and enhancing programmes for UK audiences.