BBC Earth, BBC Lifestyle and BBC Studios’ on-demand channels BBC Brit and BBC First have launched on Malaysia’s Astro.
BBC Studios has finally extended its relationship with Malaysia’s pay TV giant Astro. Launching together its linear channels BBC Earth and BBC Lifestyle with on-demand channels BBC First and BBC Brit.
Astro made BBC Earth and BBC Lifestyle was made available from 15 September, with BBC First and BBC Brit launched 15 October.
BBC Studios programs – Joanna Lumley’s as travel host, Jamie Oliver’s cooking show and Colin Farrell’s series The North Water – have all won stunning reviews.
BBC Earth is home to award-winning natural history and science programming such as Primates, Dynasties, Seven Worlds, One Planet, A Perfect Planet and the upcoming series Eden: Untamed Planet. BBC Lifestyle features the BBC’s host of home, design and cookery shows from global names such as Gordon Ramsey and Jamie Oliver.
BBC First is the home of premium, original British dramas such as Killing Eve, Luther and The North Water. Variety and entertainment channel BBC Brit features shows like Top Gear and Mr. Bean.
“We are delighted to partner with Astro as we widen the reach of our bold, British creative content in Malaysia,” Phil Hardman, senior vp and general manager at BBC Studios Asia says in a statement.
“From inspiring factual and entertaining lifestyle content to our bold dramas and quirky comedy, BBC Studios is known for our distinctively British and high-quality content. Our linear and on-demand branded services are carefully curated for audiences across Asia to deliver a viewing experience to audiences that will entertain, educate and inform.”
“Astro is on a constant journey to strengthen our product offering and customer experience. To this end, refreshing our content line-up ensures that we continue to offer extensive choices to meet the diverse entertainment and information needs of our customers, always with the objective of delighting them,” Agnes Rozario, Director of Content, Astro says.
“We are excited to welcome BBC Studios on our platforms and look forward to offering our customers more premium British entertainment choices.”
Selected To Watch on BBC Earth (A recommendation by Music Press Asia)
“Amazing soundscape by Bleeding Fingers Music has captured some of our planet’s most impressive environments”
Eden: Untamed Planet invites viewers to travel to the far corners of the planet and discover the secrets of Earth’s few remaining untouched lands, all flourishing with rich biodiversity. Isolated from the rest of the world, life here exists as nature truly intended. And reflects on the survival of these rare and unique environments against the damaging effects of human interference and the perils of the modern world.
Delicately balanced, species-rich, unique ecosystems – this series embarks on a breath-taking journey to Earth’s last Edens. The natural history series is narrated by BAFTA award-winning actress Helena Bonham Carter (The Crown, The King’s Speech).
Eden: Untamed Planet is executive produced by Mark Brownlow (Blue Planet II, Planet Earth), series produced by Steve Cole (Thailand: Earth’s Tropical Paradise), scored by Russell Emanuel and composed by Denise Santos and Austin Hammonds for Bleeding Fingers Music.
The 6-episode series highlights six rare areas including Borneo’s rainforest, Namib Desert, Luangwa, Galapagos, Patagonia, and Alaska.
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