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South Korean over-the-top (OTT) video service Pooq is adding BBC World News, CBeebies and BBC dramas and natural history content, following a streamed content deal at MipTV.
THE HUNT Copyright OLLY SCHOLEYPooq subscribers will now be able to have real-time access to the BBC preschool children’s channel and news channel, as well as more than 400 hours of BBC natural history and drama content on-demand. These include all three series of cult crime drama Sherlock and seven series of science fiction drama Doctor Who. The recent adaptation of Leo Tolstoy’s War and Peace, along with new drama Doctor Foster, and a landmark natural history series narrated by Sir David Attenborough called The Hunt are also included in the deal.

“We are always looking for new ways to reach our audiences. With Pooq, our fans will now have greater flexibility in how they watch CBeebies and BBC World News. They will be able to take their favourite TV channels with them to watch anytime, anyplace. They will also be able to watch their favourite BBC shows anytime, at their own convenience,” said Soojin Chung, GM of North Asia for BBC Worldwide.

The Korean mobile video-on-demand (VOD) service has over 400,000 subscribers and is a joint venture between leading free-to-air broadcasters KBS, MBC and SBS.