BBC Earth is a documentary subscription television channel featuring premium factual programming. The channel is wholly owned and operated by BBC Worldwide. Originally set to rollout internationally in 2014, it was later announced it would launch in 2015, starting in Poland.HistoryIn October 2013, BBC announced that in 2014 they would rollout 3 new brands - BBC Earth, BBC First, and BBC Brit, with BBC Earth to be dedicated to premium factual programming. It was later announced that the channel would air series such as Frozen Planet and Wonders of the Universe. In addition, roughly 30 hours of new content would be ordered for the channel in its first year. The channel is set to replace BBC Knowledge, however, if the existing channel is successful in certain markets it may remain.International roll-outPolandBBC Earth premiered in Poland on the 1 February 2015, replacing BBC Knowledge.Nordic Countries: Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland and IcelandBBC Earth replaced BBC Knowledge in Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland and Iceland on 13 April 2015.HungaryBBC Earth replaced BBC Knowledge on 14 April 2015.RomaniaOn 14 April 2015, BBC Earth launched in Romania, replacing BBC Knowledge.TurkeyBBC Earth launched in Turkey, replacing BBC Knowledge, on 14 April 2015.Latin AmericaBBC Earth launched in the Latin American countries of Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela on 1 September 2015, replacing BBC HD.