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BBC Signs VoD Deal with South Korea’s SK Broadband

BBC Worldwide has struck a deal providing some 600 hours of TV content to BTV, an IPTV platform in South Korea. The company is part of SK Broadband, one of the country’s largest telco operators.

The deal lasts for two years and includes drama, factual and natural history titles. Dramas that will be made available to BTV’s video-on-demand (VoD) subscribers include “War and Peace,” a modern reworking of Tolstoy’s epic that stars Lily James, Paul Dano and James Norton; and series nine of “Doctor Who.”

It is the first time SK Broadband has acquired the BBC’s natural history titles, including “Africa” and “Life Story.”

The deal was struck by Soojin Chung, g.m. of BBC Worldwide in Northeast Asia, and You Chang Wan, head of media business HQ at SK Broadband.

BBC Worldwide BBC Worldwide is the main commercial arm and a wholly owned subsidiary of the British Broadcasting Corporation.

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