BBC Knowledge

Broadcast on: Defunct
Active from: 03 Sep 2008
Active until: 31 Aug 2015

About

BBC Knowledge is a defunct South African television channel which was broadcast exclusively on MultiChoice Africa's DStv platform which was one of four BBC-branded themed channels that replaced BBC Prime and BBC Food in September 2008, which carried factual and non-fiction programmes.

The channel was discontinued along with sister channel BBC Entertainment on 31 August, 2015 to make way for a new slate of BBC channels: BBC Brit (which replaced BBC Entertainment), BBC Earth (which replaced BBC Knowledge) and in October 2015 a new channel entirely, BBC First.

AVAILABILITY

DStv: Channel 184 (previously 251)
Bouquet: Premium

PICTURE FORMAT

576i (SDTV, 16:9) - DStv

ABOUT

Broaden your horizons with BBC Knowledge, where facts are made fascinating and the truth is as entertaining as fiction.

The channel's award-winning factual and non-fiction programmes are presented by charismatic experts, whose passion for their subjects reveals the world in all its wonder.

When BBC Knowledge launched in 2008 it comprised five strands: The World (audiences can delve into new cultures); Science & Technology; People (explores fascinating aspects of the human body and mind); and Business, which highlights what it takes to stay on top in today's challenging business world.

It now offers the broadest range of revealing programming from natural history to science, technology, adventure and history.


Latest Updated Shows

Top Gear USA

Genre: Magazine, Science/Technology
Channel: BBC Entertainment, BBC Knowledge, SABC3, BBC Brit
Summary: Hosted by comedian Adam Ferrara, drift racer Tanner Foust and analyst Rutledge Wood, Top Gear explores the history of America, one lap at a time.
Starring: Adam Ferrara, Tanner Foust, Rutledge Wood


Top Gear

Genre: Magazine, Science/Technology
Channel: BBC Knowledge, BBC Prime, SABC3, BBC Entertainment
Summary: Motoring show featuring a variety of segments including reviews and the "Star in a Reasonably Priced Car", in which celebrities drive timed laps.
Starring: Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, Jason Dawe


Dragons' Den

Genre: Reality
Channel: BBC Knowledge, BBC Entertainment, BBC Brit
Summary: Reality series in which entrepreneurs pitch their ideas to millionaires willing to invest their own cash if they can be convinced the idea is a winner.
Starring: Evan Davis, Rachel Elnaugh, Deborah Meaden


Latest Articles

Goodbye BBC Prime. Hello BBC Entertainment

11 Jun 2008 | Written by: TVSA Team | From: News | 3 comments
In the coming months various new channels will launch across DStv, most notably: BBC Prime and BBC Food will disappear to be replaced with double the viewing.


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