| The launch was announced by AETN senior vice-president
& general manager Maria D Komodikis at MipComís press club. As
part of the agreement, Zubin Gandevia and Dilshad Master will be looking
after the channelís distribution, marketing and programming in India,
Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka, reaching an estimated
15 million subscribers.
The channel will also make its debut in New Zealand on the Sky
New Zealand platform on 1 December through an agreement with Foxtel,
the licensor of the network in Australia. The Australia signal will
be piped into New Zealand, bringing an additional 375,000 subs.
Also slated to debut in Greece is a programming block of an hour
each for The History Channel and its sibling The Biography Channel
on the state broadcaster ERT some time this month, between 9:15
and 11:15 pm (Athens time).