Fetch TV and BBC Studios have announced the launch of a new lifestyle channel BBC Living. The channel will join five other BBC channels on the Fetch platform – BBC First, BBC Knowledge, BBC UKTV, BBC CBeebies and BBC World News.
From May 1, BBC Living will be available in the Fetch Knowledge Pack (18 Channels for $6 p/m) and the Ultimate Pack (50 Channels for $20 p/m). It will also be added to the grandfathered Fetch Entertainment Pack.
BBC Living will be programmed exclusively for the Australian market and feature celebrity chefs like Gordon Ramsay, Raymond Blanc, Hairy Bikers, and Gary Rhodes together with shows like Come Dine With Me, Fantasy Homes By the Sea, Marbella Mansions, Peter Andre’s 60 Minute Makeover and Home Away From Home.
Scott Lorson, CEO of Fetch TV, said: “The BBC is the home of some of the world’s best lifestyle programming. We are delighted to expand our partnership with BBC Studios with the introduction of this exciting new channel BBC Living. Once again, our subscribers are the big winners, as Fetch adds more quality programming to our industry-leading $6 skinny packs. If you love the BBC, there is no better service for you than Fetch.”
Jon Penn, managing director, BBC Studios in Australia and New Zealand, said: “We are delighted to announce that we are launching BBC Living to Australian viewers. We are always looking for innovative ways to reach new audiences for our diverse catalogue of content and brands and I’m pleased to be partnering with Fetch TV to launch this new service on its growing platform.”