BBC Entertainment and CBeebies to stop broadcasting in India

Jan 19, 2007
BBC Entertainment and CBeebies to be withdrawn in India | Best Media Info, News and Analysis on Indian Advertising, Marketing and Media Industry.

Both Entertainment channels would stop broadcasting. Only News Channels would stay.
BBC Worldwide today confirmed the closure of two of its branded channels in India through an announcement on its Facebook page. BBC Entertainment and CBeebies are to be withdrawn and will no longer be available beyond the end of November 2012. BBC World News, the BBC’s international news and current affairs channel, will remain available to Indian viewers.
The decision to withdraw these BBC channels has not been an easy one to take. India is a dynamic and fast growing media market but remains uniquely challenging for pay-TV channels. Specifically, delays in digitisation and the need for channel operators to pay cable platforms for carriage makes the economics of running channels very challenging at this time.
Quality BBC content will continue to be seen in India – many of our programmes are available on other channels, both terrestrial and cable, as well as digitally and on our YouTube channel (BBC Worldwide - YouTube).

I never watched any shows, but I guess their programmes have fans in India.
They may provide their programmes produced by them to some other channels.

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