After the successful launch of BBC Brit (DStv Channel 120) earlier this week on Tuesday, 01 September, BBC WorldWide introduced a range of fresh, new content on the channel at the MultiChoice Africa Content Showcase Extravaganza in Mauritius.
DStv viewers can now look forward to BBC Brit which is all about entertainment that’s intelligent but irreverent, blending expertise with entertainment and facts with fun. Male-skewing but with broader appeal, the channel is the undisputed home of Top Gear with all new episodes airing first on BBC Brit. The channel covers a rich variety of subjects: cars, science, adventure, business, life-changing moments, extreme characters, quirky eccentrics and comedy.
Packed with brand new unmissable programming and A-list talent, the schedules for BBC Brit will showcase the very best in quick witted entertainment. BBC Brit is available to DStv Premium, Compact Plus and Compact customers.
Joel Churcher, General Manager and Vice President for Africa, BBC Worldwide commented: “The content hosted on BBC Brit is designed to reach a diverse pan-African audience, reflecting a wide range of voices, ages and cultures. Our African viewers clearly have a deep affection for BBC programming, and as a leading content distributor, we will continue to deliver high quality, premium content to our channels for many years to come.”
New and exclusive titles on BBC Brit include:
A fresh and exciting new comedy drama set in the UK urban music scene, Youngers follows the journey of two teenage boys, Yemi and Jay, in their quest to break into the music industry. From Tuesday 1 September at 20:00.
- Bad Robots A brand new hidden camera show where technology is out to humiliate, aggravate and exasperate the unsuspecting public. From photo booths that distort your face for your passport photo, to a library search machine that announces you are searching for “pictures of horses in thongs”. No one is safe from Bad Robots… From Monday 7 September at 21:30.
- Royal Marines Commando School
This series takes a look behind the scenes of one of the most arduous basic military training programmes in the world. Like rabbits in headlights, the recruits struggle to cope with the gruelling demands of their new way of life, toiling tirelessly to master the details, stay awake and even suppress giggles in the face of their drill instructors’ wrath. Some question their decision to join up, while others have their career as a Marine cut short when it’s barely begun. From 7 September at 20:00.
- Duck Quacks Don’t Echo Comedian Lee Mack presents a brand new panel show that explores bizarre and fascinating facts. Each week, three celebrity guests will offer an incredible fact for discussion and with some expert help they’ll attempt to prove to their fellow panellists – and the nation – that it’s true. From Friday 4 September at 21:00.