BBC Worldwide is selling over 500 hours of factual content to South Koreaâ€™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 Koreaâ€™s largest media conglomerates.
The deal covers BBCâ€™s premium natural history, science and documentary content which will now be available on one of the countryâ€™s newest cable TV platforms.
Soojin Chung, general manager, North East Asia for BBC Worldwide, said: â€śOur relationship with JTBC started in 2012 with just one natural history title. The continued demand for BBCâ€™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.â€ť
Su-young Lee, head of programming, JTBC, said: â€śBBCâ€™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.â€ť