Digicel and BBC strike deal
Bermuda Broadcasting Company’s channels will now be available on Digicel’s Fibre TV service after an agreement announced by the two companies today.
In addition to the local content featured on BBC’s ZBM TV9 and ZFB TV7 channels, the new arrangement also includes the overseas programmes provided by BBC’s exclusive network affiliates, CBS and ABC.
This gives Digicel customers access to popular shows including The Young & The Restless, Jeopardy, America’s Got Talent, Modern Family and Criminal Minds.
Ian Rawlins, programme director and special projects at Bermuda Broadcasting, said the deal would broaden the audience for the BBC’s content.
“We work hard to provide local news and informative, engaging programmes every day,” Mr Rawlins said.
“Digicel recognises the value of our local content and we are pleased to work with them. Our affiliates CBS and ABC have fully endorsed Digicel’s new platform and have allowed our exclusive, network content to be carried over Digicel’s Fibre TV platform directly into the homes of Bermudians.
“Bermuda Broadcasting recently won back-to-back government tech awards and the kind of collaboration we have achieved with Digicel, along with changes to the regulatory landscape, will help us to continue to innovate.”
Donn Foggo, marketing and product manager at Digicel Bermuda, said: “Digicel places our customers at the forefront of everything that we do.
“Getting local channels on our Fibre TV platform has been a direct request from the Bermuda community, and we couldn’t be happier to welcome Bermuda Broadcasting to the Digicel Family.”
For more information, call Digicel on 500-5000 or visit the Digicel store at 10 Church St, Hamilton
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