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BBC Worldwide and DirecTV Latin America have reached an agreement to premiere some of the BBC’s latest drama hits on the pay-TV platform.

doctor fosterThe Collection, the first season and the premiere of the second of Doctor Foster and Happy Valley, will gain distribution across Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela. All three series will be broadcast through the linear channel OnDirecTV.

The first season of Happy Valley is set to air today, while the first episode of Doctor Foster will premiere 18 April, while second seasons’ arrival hasn’t been unveiled yet. The Collection will air on 23 May.

“OnDirecTV is the perfect platform to target viewers who love British drama, which is why the agreement with DirecTV gives us a great opportunity to bring some of our latest content hits to Latin America,” said Anna Gordon, EVP and GM, BBC Worldwide Latin America/US Hispanic.

“We are delighted to be working again with BBC Worldwide. I’m sure OnDirecTV’s viewers will be very happy with some of the best British television,” added Willard Tressel, GM, OnDirecTV.

The agreement is part of BBC Worldwide’s LATAM strategy, refocusing on content licensing and distribution after having recently withdrawn three of its flagship pay-TV signals in the region.