MUMBAI: BBC Worldwide
Channels has announced a new agreement to distribute BBC World News on Qook TV,
KT Corps brand. The feed will go live from tomorrow for its residential
services, such as landline telephony, internet and IPTV, in South Korea.
With the addition
of World News, Qook TVs viewers will be able to get the latest world news
including current affairs programmes specifically targetted at the Asian market
like Asia Business Report. Available on channel 353 on Qook TV, World News
will be reaching an additional 350,000 subscribers in South Korea.
Channels Asia GM, senior VP Mark Whitehead says, BBC World News is carried
on all major cable and satellite platforms in South Korea. The addition of Qook
TV is our first foray into the IPTV platform in Korea, and a reflection of our
commitment to maintaining and expanding the availability of BBC World News on
new technology platforms such as IPTV in the country.
Corp senior VP for the Media Group Jong-Ryul Suh says, KT Corp is proud
to be representing such a popular and respected international news channel as
BBC World News. Qook TV will continue to provide the variety of channels that
our audience really want.