Turner brings World Heritage Channel to Asia

DetailsRebecca Hawkes | 24 March 2015

Turner Broadcasting is to launch the World Heritage Channel, its new nature, travel, history and culture documentary offering, across the Asia-Pacific region.

World Heritage ChannelThe premium channel will carry hundreds of hours of first-run, exclusive and award-winning content, including The World Heritage, Journey to Natural World Heritage Sites and Beautiful Planet, Asia's Monarchies and Asia Rising, and David Attenborough's Conquest of the Skies and David Attenborough's Flying Monsters.

"The debut of this stunning channel is the beginning of a fourth channel genre for Turner in Asia. Alongside our landmark brands in news, kids and general entertainment, the World Heritage Channel is a perfect entry for Turner into the documentary genre. We believe the channel will appeal to a select audience who are seeking a premium, authentic and serious documentary destination. We look forward to introducing this beautiful new offering around Asia in the coming months," said Ricky Ow, president of Turner Asia Pacific.

The World Heritage Channel, which will focus on UNESCO World Heritage sites, will be available in full HD with Chinese, Bahasa Malaysia, Bahasa Indonesia and Thai subtitles. Over-the-top (OTT) and catch-up rights for certain content on the channel have also been secured.