BBC to Launch Canadian Channels

06 September 2001

The British Broadcasting Corporation is invading Canada with two branded channels beginning transmission in the near future.

Available on digital cable TV, BBC Canada (launching tomorrow) and BBC Kids (launching November 5) are part of a joint venture between Canadian media group Alliance Atlantis and the UK broadcaster’s commercial division BBC Worldwide.

Alliance will distribute and market the new channels, while BBC Worldwide will provide the content.

News source: CampaignLive (UK)