BBC Lifestyle
BBC Lifestyle logo
Broadcast areaSouth Africa, Asia, Poland, MENA, Romania, and Singapore
Picture format1080i HDTV
OwnerBBC Studios
Sister channelsBBC News (International)
BBC Brit
BBC Earth
BBC First
Launched1 July 2007; 17 years ago (1 July 2007)
15 September 2021; 2 years ago (15 September 2021) (Astro, Malaysia)
1 October 2023; 9 months ago (1 October 2023) (Cignal, Philippines)
ReplacedBBC Food
National Geographic (Cignal, Philippines)
Star World (Taiwan)
Closed6 January 2016; 8 years ago (6 January 2016) (Nordic Regions)

BBC Lifestyle is an international television channel wholly owned by BBC Studios. The channel provides six programming strands: Food, Home & Design, Fashion & Style, Health, Parenting, and Personal Development.

On 1 August 2019, BBC Lifestyle along with BBC Earth rebranded.


BBC Lifestyle first launched in Singapore on mio TV in July 2007 (it is now on Singtel TV). It is also available in Hong Kong on now TV, in Poland on the Cyfrowy Polsat digital satellite platform, where it launched in December 2007, and in Romania on Digi TV digital cable television, where it launched on 31 December 2010. It has been available on DStv in South Africa and on OSN in the Middle East and North Africa since September 2008 and replaced on available of SHAHID VIP on Demand. Since then, it has also launched in the Scandinavian countries in November 2008, where it replaced BBC Prime on Canal Digital, Com Hem, Telia Digital-TV and FastTV.

In June 2009, cited the lack of viewership on SingTel's mio TV as the reason that the British Broadcasting Corporation terminated the right to air BBC Lifestyle, CBeebies and BBC Knowledge under permission registered BBC from 19 March 2009 to 15 December 2009.[1] The BBC has since sourced StarHub TV as an alternative offering. Thus BBC Lifestyle is now on channel 432 on StarHub TV. However, as of 1 December 2021, BBC Lifestyle together with CBeebies made its return to Singtel TV along with the launch of BBC World News, BBC Earth and BBC First onto the platform.

BBC Lifestyle ceased broadcast in the Nordic region on 6 January 2016.[2]

On September 14, 2021, BBC Lifestyle HD launched on Malaysian satellite TV service Astro.[3]

BBC Lifestyle launched in the Philippines via Cignal on October 1, 2023, replacing National Geographic.[4] Prior to that date, it can only be found in select provincial cable operators.

BBC Lifestyle was among the other pay TV channels to launch in Taiwanese cable TV providers on January 1, 2024, following the announcement of Star World and other Disney-owned linear channels to cease their operations in Taiwan.[5]


Main article: List of television programmes broadcast by the BBC

See also


  1. ^ "Hollywood Reporter - Entertainment News". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 27 March 2018.
  2. ^ "BBC Nordic FAQ".
  3. ^ "Astro Content". Retrieved 14 September 2021.
  4. ^ "BBC Lifestyle launches on Cignal TV in the Philippines". One News. Retrieved 1 October 2023.
  5. ^ "迪士尼退出後「BBC Studios來了」 2024年登有線電視基本頻道". UDN News (in Chinese (Taiwan)). 28 December 2023. Retrieved 30 December 2023.