Turner to Launch World Heritage Channel in Asia

March 23, 2015

New pan-regional premium documentary channel celebrates our heritage

HONG KONG – Turner Broadcasting System Asia Pacific has announced it will launch World Heritage Channel, a new, premium and 100% pure documentary brand that showcases mankind’s greatest treasures. With programming categories that include nature, travel, history and culture, the channel’s signature content will take discerning viewers on inspiring and immersive journeys to the most treasured places on earth – UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites.

World Heritage Channel 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 announcement will come as exciting news for audiences who seek a meaningful and undiluted documentary television destination. Through the World Heritage Channel, they can experience the beauty of our world and our heritage, and discover the sights, sounds and tastes of breathtaking landscapes, colorful festivals, wildlife, isolated tribes and unique cuisines.

Ricky Ow, President of Turner Asia Pacific, commented on the announcement by saying: “The debut of this stunning channel is the beginning of a fourth channel genre for Turner in Asia. 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. For selected content, authenticated OTT and catch-up rights for the channel have also been secured.