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South Korea’s Joongang Tongyang Broadcasting Company (JTBC) is acquiring a range of BBC natural history, science and technology and documentary series for its cable TV platform.

BBC Worldwide logoThe content deal, secured at the BBC’s Worldwide Showcase sales market in Liverpool, comprises over 500 hours of programming, including series The Hunt, Wild Japan, Atlantic: Wildest Ocean, Wild Patagonia and Big Blue Live.

The shows will be subtitled in Korean and available to subscribers via JTBC’s set-top box and online at onair.jtbc.joins.com.

“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,” said Soojin Chung, general manager, North East Asia, BBC Worldwide.

JTBC’s head of programming Su-young Lee added: “BBC’s factual programmes have become increasingly popular on the channel. We are very glad to partner with BBC Worldwide to deliver the quality of factual programmes that our viewers demand”.