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Korean pay-TV operator TRA Media has acquired 265 hours of content for its pay-TV channels from JKN Global, in a deal which will take Thai drama to South Korean TV for the first time.

JKN Media 13 Dec 2018The deal includes BEC World produced titles Love Destiny; Nakee; Thong Ek - The Herbal Master; Love Beyond Time; Tales of the Two Cities; Kom Faek - The Lost Art; The Crown Princess; and Waves of Life.

All titles will be aired in Thai with Korean subtitles on TRA Media’s entertainment channel Smile Plus and Asian drama channel TV Plus.The former channel reaches 21.6 million households through cable, IPTV and satellite TV, while the latter reaches 12.6 million cable households.

“Being the first Thai content to broadcast on Korea’s Smile Plus and TVA Plus channels is one of our greatest prides,” said Ariya Banomyong, president of BEC World Public Company. “This shows that not only has our quality content been accepted internationally, but it also leads to opportunities for Korean viewers to explore more about Thai culture, food, costume, and many beautiful attractions in Thailand through our content. We hope it encourages Korean people to visit Thailand.”

Anne Jakrajutatip, CEO of JKN Global Media said: “South Korea has been able to export its content globally with resounding success, so it is a great honour to bring Thai dramas to South Korea. It reflects the high standards of Thai productions, how Thai producers have evolved their storytelling to appeal to a highly sophisticated market like Korea.

“I am confident the Korean audience will enjoy the mega-hit dramas that have been selected by TRA Media, and its success will earmark the demand for more top-class Thai contents in many more markets in Asia and beyond,” she added.

BEC World already distributes its content in China, the Philippines, Malaysia, and Singapore.