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Turner channels CNN International and Cartoon Network are strengthening their reach in South Korea following a deal with live TV streaming and video-on-demand (VOD) platform pooq.

Pooq TurnerOperated by Content Alliance Platform (CAPTV), the service is a joint venture between KBS, MBC and SBS. Pooq’s full over-the-top (OTT) subscription service is now reaching 400,000 paid users, however those accessing free content will be able to view previews of Turner’s news channel and children’s channel without charge.

“This is the first-of-a-kind launch for us in Korea. To reach an expanded audience via an innovative new service like pooq is an important landmark in making our content available everywhere. Cartoon Network and CNN International are Turner’s international flagship brands and genuine world-class products,” said Phil Nelson, managing director, North Asia, Turner.

Since its launch in 2012, pooq now delivers more than 50 terrestrial and pay-TV channels, 1.7 million VOD titles and 3,500 movies-on-demand. Currently, pooq has a total subscription base of 1.7 million.

Subscribers will be now be able to see air new episodes of The Powerpuff Girls, Ben 10, Adventure Time and We Bare Bears on the Cartoon Network, while CNN International will provide extensive coverage of the US Presidential Election, set to culminate in November.