Three Korean content deals for BBC Worldwide

MuskateersA trio of South Korean broadcast platforms have acquired programming packages from the BBC’s commercial arm.

The deals with pay TV firms Hyundai Media and YTN and free-to-air TV operator KBS will see BBC Worldwide programming heading into a combined 40 million households in South Korea.

BBCWW will provide content for Hyundai Media’s new factual channel Health Medi TV, which launched in December 2013, while the deal with YTN is for blue chip natural history and factual titles such as BBC Earth’s Earthflight, Frozen Planet and Africa.

KBS will get BBC drama The Muskateers (pictured) and natural history title Hidden Kingdoms. Seasons one and two of Muskateers have separately sold to French broadcaster NT1.

“With the deals in place, viewers in Korea will be privy to more quality and award-winning programmes by BBC Worldwide,” said Soojin Chung, general manager, Korea, BBCWW.

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