BBC America Channel

Founded: March, 1998
Parent Company: BBC Worldwide
Tagline: none

A branch of their popular U.K. network, BBC America had a slow start in the states, due to inconsistent programming themes and hazy direction. Over the last 5 years, however, they've inked syndication deals with a variety of popular shows (all 100% U.S.-based). In addition, they've done pretty well with crossover programs, specifically any number of shows featuring the hot-headed Gordon Ramsay. From Kitchen Nighmares to a plethora of other contest-driven series, they've hit on quite a solid niche. As long as you can put up with (or decipher the) occassional heavy British accent, BBC America is a welcomed addition to most DVR lineups.

Programming & Shows

Reruns: Doctor Who, The Graham Norton Show,Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares, Top Gear, Torchwood, The X-Files, etc.
Original Series: Sharpe's Challenge, The State Within, Jekyll, Copper, etc.

Is BBC America Available on DIRECTV or DISH?

Available - Channel 264 (SD / HD)
Available - Channel 135 (SD / HD)
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