International Channel acquires Korean films and anime titles

MUMBAI: International Channel has signed licensing agreements with Mirovision is a major distributor for nine Korean films and Central Park Media for seven anime titles.

The acquisition is aimed at targeting young, English-speaking Asian Amercians through the Asia Street programming block.

The Mirovision deal is very important for us, as it will allow International Channel Networks to capitalize on the growing popularity of Korean cinema and be one of the few outlets in the US to feature Korean movies, said International Channel Networks International Channel managing director Steve Smith.

In addition, anime continues to be one of the top genres on International Channel, and the new titles from Central Park Media will greatly expand our product offering in this category.

The agreement with Mirovision gives International Channel nine Korean films: Byul, The Show, The Hidden Princess, Family, Siren, Love Bakery, Secret Tears, The Spy and Ghost in Love. The films will be subtitled in English. Mirovision is a major distributor of Korean Films.

The network has licensed seven anime shows from Central Park Media, which is a leading supplier of anime in the US. The anime titles like Record of Lodoss War, Record of Lodoss War: Chronicles of the Heroic Knight, Black Jack, Now and Then, Here and There, Project A-Ko and Descendants of Darkness will be presented in English.

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