BBC are launching a new channel exclusively for ships – BBC HD. Passengers aboard P&O Cruises and Cunard Line ships will be the first to be able to enjoy the new channel when it airs later this month. The channel will also become available on other cruise lines later in the year.
Programmes on the new channel will span all genres including popular dramas, comedy shows and documentaries. Fans of soaps such as Eastenders, Holby City and Casualty won’t need to worry about getting behind on the storylines as they’ll be able to watch in their staterooms close to the usual UK air time.
P&O Cruises senior vice president Paul Ludlow, said: “We are delighted that our guests will be able to travel the world but still keep up with their favourite television shows for that touch of home. BBC HD will be a superb addition to our in cabin entertainment and I am sure will be welcomed by our guests on both P&O Cruises and Cunard.”
Zina Neophytou, Vice President, Out of Home, BBC Worldwide said: “There has always been a strong demand for BBC content within the travel and hospitality sectors including cruise ships so launching a bespoke global entertainment channel on MTN TV alongside BBC World News is an obvious step. BBC HD will be the one-stop shop for the best of British TV content.”