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BBC Entertainment
Launched October 2006
Owned by BBC Worldwide
Picture format 576i (PAL)
Sister channel(s) CBeebies
BBC World News
BBC Lifestyle
BBC Knowledge
Astro Nusantara Channel 47
Cyfrowy Polsat Channel 33
Skylife Channel 334
Tata Sky Channel 205
Sky Latin America Channel 203
DStv Channel 120
Dream Satellite TV TBA
Cignal Digital TV TBA
Indovision TBA
Digiturk Channel 105
yes Channel 32
StarHub TV Channel 76
SkyCable TBA
Global Destiny Cable TBA
Parasat Cable TV TBA
HOT (Analog) Channel 17 / 32 / 58
HOT (Digital) Channel 30
now TV Channel 529
SK Broadband Channel 251

BBC Entertainment is an international television channel showcasing comedy, drama and light entertainment programming from the BBC and other UK production houses. It is wholly owned by BBC Worldwide.

Launch dates

The channel was launched in October 2006, replacing BBC Prime in Asian markets such as Singapore, Hong Kong, Thailand and South Korea. In December 2006, BBC Entertainment launched on the Astro platform in Malaysia. The channel launched in India in May 2007 on the Tata Sky platform and on India online Broadband Pvt Ltd.

The channel launched in Poland, on Cyfrowy Polsat in December 2007, and replaced BBC Prime on DStv in South Africa on September 1, 2008. It has since also launched in the Nordic countries in November 2008 when it replaced BBC Prime on Canal Digital, Com Hem, Telia Digital-TV and FastTV. It was also launched in Mexico on the Sky Latin America digital satellite platform in August 2008 in a deal with Televisa, and replaced BBC Prime in Europe and the Middle East in November 2009.

BBC Entertainment was dropped by TrueVisions in Thailand in May 2009. On December 1st, 2009 Astro dropped the channel and replaced it with the Biography Channel.

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