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BBC sells 500+ hours factual to South Korea’s JTBC

February 22, 2017

BBC Worldwide 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 includes over 500 hours of BBC’s premium natural history, science and documentary content which will now be available on one of the country’s newest cable TV platforms. Through the partnership, JTBC subscribers will now have access to shows including The Hunt, Wild Japan and Atlantic: Wildest Ocean.

Soojin Chung, General Manager, North East Asia for BBC Worldwide, commented on the deal: “We are very excited that BBC’s natural history and factual content has been a hit with JTBC’s viewers. 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.”

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