BBC Earth Arrives on Cignal TV


SINGAPORE: BBC Earth and BBC World News are launching on leading Filipino DTH operator Cignal TV, which reaches 1.6 million customers, on April 1.

This is the first HD launch for BBC Earth in the Philippines. The channel delivers premium natural history and factual content. Across the region, it is also available in Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.

Myleeta Aga, senior VP and general manager of South and Southeast Asia at BBC Worldwide, commented: “We are very excited that two highly rated channels from the BBC will now be available to Cignal’s 1.6 million pay-TV 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 ten years. We hope that BBC Earth, showcasing the work of the world’s foremost factual filmmakers, 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.”

Jane Jimenez-Basas, president of Cignal TV, noted, “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.”