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BBC Studios & Cosmote TV Ink SVOD Deal for Factual


More than 250 hours of factual programming from the BBC Studios catalog has been licensed by Cosmote TV in Greece for its on-demand service.

The deal is designed to complement the schedule for the BBC Earth linear channel, which has been available in the market through OTE Group’s pay-TV service Cosmote TV since October 2017. Among the titles included in the SVOD deal are Where the Wild Men Are With Ben Fogle, David Attenborough’s Natural Curiosities and the Emmy Award-winning Life Below Zero.

Natasha Hussain, VP and general manager at BBC Studios for the Middle East and the Mediterranean, said: “I am thrilled to see the BBC Studios and Cosmote TV partnership in showcasing premium factual programs in Greece continue to go from strength to strength. This exciting bundle of shows for Cosmote TV’s on-demand service perfectly complements the shows already available on the popular BBC Earth channel, and now also gives audiences the perfect excuse to binge watch more BBC Earth premium programs at their leisure.”

Cosmote TV’s executive director, Dimitris Michalakis, said: “We are happy to announce our new agreement with BBC Studios that will further enhance Cosmote TV’s on-demand service with premium BBC Studios factual titles. The BBC brand is highly respected in Greece, and I am confident that our subscribers will enjoy this new addition to our rich on-demand portfolio.”

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