Korean pubcaster reaches SoCal

Deal adds 2 million subscribers in 216 cities

SEOUL — KBS World, an international channel operated by Korean pubcaster KBS, will begin broadcasting to viewers in southern California through Time Warner Cable from Saturday.

The deal adds 2 million subscribers in 216 cities to bring the channel’s reach in the U.S. to 20 million viewers. KBS World debuted Stateside in 2004 and is available in New York, New Jersey, Washington D.C., Atlanta, Chicago, Hawaii, and through the DISH Network.

Channel features dramas, news, entertainment, documentaries and tyke programming, and has set itself a goal of 50 million U.S. subscribers by 2010. It now reaches 34 million subscribers in 50 countries.

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