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BBC Studios, Blue Ant Media Team to Launch BBC First Channel in Canada (Exclusive)

BBC Studios, Blue Ant Media Team to Launch BBC First Channel in Canada (Exclusive)

BBC Studios and producer, distributor and channel operator Blue Ant Media have partnered to launch the BBC First channel in Canada from March 16.

The channel will feature premium scripted and factual programming, including BBC original series “Top Gear,” “The Office,” “Death in Paradise” and “The Graham Norton Show,” which will be available at launch.

The ad-supported channel will broadcast in Canada in HD and will replace Blue Ant Media’s existing Hifi channel.

The BBC First channel launch marks an expanded partnership between BBC Studios and Blue Ant Media. The companies previously collaborated to launch the BBC Earth channel in Canada in 2017.

“Canadians love British television, and Blue Ant Media’s expanded partnership with BBC Studios underpins our commitment to invest in high-quality, distinctive programs we know our audiences will enjoy,” said Jamie Schouela, president for global channels and media at Blue Ant Media.

Rebecca Glashow, president of BBC Studios Americas,

See full article on Variety