By Stuart Thomson
The BBC’s commercial arm BBC Studios has secured a berth for drama channel BBC First with Romanian service provider Digi in its home market.
The deal marks the first time the British drama channel has been available in the Romanian market. Factual channel BBC Earth is already available on Digi. Both channels are available to all subscribers as part of the basic package.
Shows on the channel include Time, The Pursuit of Love, Ragdoll, and This is Going to Hurt. Forthcoming content includes crime drama Chelsea Detective, the 24th season of Silent Witness, prison drama Time, and Beyond Paradise, a spin-off of light crime series Death in Paradise.
Commercial director CEE at BBC Studios Zbigniew Pruski said: “British drama is blossoming without a doubt, and BBC Studios proudly leads the way involving the very best talent from writers and creators, to those behind and in front of the cameras. There couldn’t be a better time to introduce premium British drama channel to Romanian viewers and I’m delighted we are doing it together with such a respectable partner as Digi.”https://www.digitaltveurope.com