BBC Knowledge debuts on Telekom Slovenia
March 1, 2013 09.00 Europe/London By Robert Briel

Telekom Slovenia will launch BBC Knowledge on April 1, 2013. Slovenia is now the fourth country in Central and Eastern Europe to receive BBC Knowledge; the channel launched in Romania and Hungary in January this year and Cyprus in early February.

The new agreement with Telekom Slovenia will see BBC Knowledge joining BBC Entertainment and BBC World News, boosting the BBC channels’ portfolio and presence in Slovenia. BBC Knowledge will be available in the Extended Basic IPTV and Basic Cable package on SIOL TV, reaching over 64,000 subscribers.

“We are absolutely delighted that BBC Knowledge will be available to Telekom Slovenia viewers from 1st April this year,” said Ian McDonough, SVP and general manager EMEA, BBC Worldwide Channels, in a statement, “The channel’s award-winning, factual programming is truly at its best this Spring with two phenomenal seasons posing life’s big questions including Human Season and War on the Frontline. And with recent deals in Romania, Hungary, Cyprus and now Slovenia, it is our intention to continue feeding the appetite for BBC Knowledge in the CEE region during 2013”.

Simon Furlan, marketing director of Telekom Slovenije, commented: “Novelties and improvements that we provide for our customers within our programme package are the result of their high standards and expectations. I am convinced that the new BBC Knowledge channel, which will be fully subtitled, offering rich and high-quality educational contents, will meet the high demands of our viewers.”

BBC Entertainment is already shown on Telekom Slovenia SiOL IP TV service in English and BBC Knowledge will follow its lead.

This brand new partnership with Telekom Slovenia arrives just months after BBC Knowledge launched for the first time on RCS & RDS in Romania, DIGI in Hungary on January 1, 2013, Romania’s Romtelecom on January 3, 2013 and Cablenet Cyprus on February 1, 2013.