America Channel Heads Overseas

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The America Channel reached a long-term distribution and services agreement with BT Americas.

The division of BT Group plc will deliver the network to some 50 million households via its Hot Bird and Eurobird satellites.

America Channel -- an independently owned network launching in late 2006, which “will explore and celebrate America, its communities, real heroes and ordinary people who accomplish the extraordinary” -- will gain carriage in Germany, France, Poland, Spain, the United Kingdom and portions of Russia. In the Middle East and north Africa, its highest penetration levels will be in Turkey, Egypt, Morocco, Saudi Arabia and Algeria.

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