Six new TV channels launched
29 October 2004
BRUSSELS – Friday morning saw the launch of six new TV channels in Belgium.
The new station, called Be tv! – pronounced “Bitivi”, started at 7am on Friday and replaces Canal+ Belgique.
It will screen films, serials, sport and programmes made in Belgium. New Belgian shows include Twin Fliks, a series about a police duo, Al dente, a light-hearted chat show where Belgian and French personalities will be interviewed, and Ze Box, a programme about today’s social etiquette.
Programme planners promise Be Cine 1 will screen “multicultural and eclectic” cinema from India, Italy, France and Spain, among others. They say cinema buffs can expect the likes of Lagaan: once upon a time in India, Zatoichi, American Splendor and The animatrix.
Sports fans can follow the football leagues on Be Sport 1 and sports like ping-pong, golf, tennis and rugby will be screened on Be Sport 2.
[Copyright Expatica 2004]
Subject: Belgian news