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BBC Worldwide sells 500 hours of factual content to JTBC

BBC Worldwide is selling over 500 hours of factual content to South Korea’s JTBC cable network. It has concluded a TV sales deal with the Joongang Tongyang Broadcasting Company (JTBC), owned by JoongAng Media Network (JMnet), one of South Korea’s largest media conglomerates.

The deal covers BBC’s premium natural history, science and documentary content which will now be available on one of the country’s newest cable TV platforms.

Soojin Chung, general manager, North East Asia for BBC Worldwide, said: “Our relationship with JTBC started in 2012 with just one natural history title. The continued demand for BBC’s premium documentaries is an indication of its appeal to viewers. With this new deal, we hope to be able to deliver more premium quality, inspiring content to fans across South Korea.”

Su-young Lee, head of programming, JTBC, said: “BBC’s factual programmes have become increasingly popular on the channel. We are very glad to partner with BBC Worldwide to deliver the quality of factual programmes that our viewers demand. I look forward to working with BBC Worldwide to develop more exciting opportunities for our fans in Korea.”


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