Apple TV picks up new channels in UK, Australia, Japan, Ireland and Scandinavia

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After adding CBS Sports and USA NOW channels for Apple TV owners in the United States last week, Apple has now enabled four localized content sources for fans of its set-top box in the United Kingdom, Australia, Japan, Ireland and Scandinavia, 9to5Mac first noticed.

These newly added channels have been pushed silently over-the-air, but may not be available in your region yet as it typically takes a couple hours for the changes to propagate through the servers. You can also update your Apple TV manually by choosing Software Update in Settings.

Here’s a quick list of the latest channel additions:

  • Viably in Scandinavia — Apple TV owners in Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland can start enjoying local sports content, movies and television shows served by Viably, a direct broadcast satellite television broadcaster and pay TV operator owned by the Swedish media conglomerate Modern Times Group (MTG).
  • Stan in Australia — Stan, a streaming company which offers subscription to unlimited viewing of selected movies and TV shows, is now available Down Under as a brand new Apple TV channel. It serves localized TV shows, films and content for kids. Stan is a relatively new company, having launched on 2015 Australia Day.
  • WWE Wrestling Network in UK and Ireland — Customers in the United Kingdom and Ireland should now be able to stream content from the WWE Wrestling Network. The WWE channel first hit Apple TVs in the United States and Canada back in February.
  • Bandai in Japan — If you’re located in Japan and own Apple’s set-top box, fire up the Bandai app on your device for a quick fix of localized shows and anime. Bandai is a subscription-based digital network.

Again, these content sources are region-dependent so they’re only available to Apple TV owners in the aforementioned markets.

If you have noticed additional Apple TV content sources in your country, ping us in comments and we’ll make sure to update the post with relevant information.

Source: 9to5Mac