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Globecast has been selected by Arirang TV to launch its new HD channel on Sky’s satellite platform in the UK and Ireland. Arirang TV is a Seoul-based public service broadcaster that provides a mix of English language news, cultural programmes, educational shows and documentaries and is the first Korean channel available to Sky viewers.
Didier Mainard, SVP Sales, Marketing and Communications at Globecast, said, “In a country as multicultural as the UK, there’s a huge demand for programming from different International broadcasters. We’re delighted to have been chosen by Arirang TV. The reach of our network, our strong relationships platform operators and the expertise and knowledge of our staff on the ground were key to the success of this project.”
On top of the ground services and satellite capacity, Globecast provided Arirang TV with assistance and guidance to gain a European Broadcasting Licence, liaised with the UK satellite platforms Sky and Freesat, and worked with PRS for Music regarding the channel’s music licensing.
Leo Park, Senior Manager Satellite Distribution and Marketing at Arirang TV, said, “This is a major milestone for Arirang TV, and we’re delighted to bring our programmes to a new British audience. We chose Globecast to deliver our content because of its reputation, network reach and strong relationships with platforms like Sky.”