Turner to Bow World Heritage Channel in Asia

Turner Broadcasting System Asia Pacific plans to launch World Heritage Channel, a premium documentary service focusing on some of the most treasured places on the planet.

Programming categories include nature, travel, history and culture. Executives said the channel’s signature content will take discerning viewers on immersive journeys to UNESCO’s World Heritage sites.

World Heritage Channel said it has secured hundreds of hours of first-run, exclusive and award-winning content for the region from the world’s best documentary makers. Notable shows include The World Heritage, Journey to Natural World Heritage Sites and Beautiful Planet, as well the Asian documentaries Asia’s Monarchies and Asia Rising. Travel documentary fans can look forward to Travel Bug and Paradise Asia, while nature enthusiasts will love the latest series from the world’s leading naturalist – 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," said Turner Asia Pacific president Ricky Ow.  "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.”

The channel will be available in full HD with Chinese, Bahasa Malaysia, Bahasa Indonesia and Thai subtitles. Authenticated OTT and catch-up rights for the channel have also been secured for select content.