Tuesday, August 29, 2006

KBS World expands Asian coverage

KBS World, the international cable and satellite channel operated by the Korean Broadcasting System (KBS), has inked carriage deals in the Philippines and Singapore. Beginning 1 September, the channel will be available in the Philippines via Central CATV, reaching about one million homes. KBS World will be available for all Central CATV subscribers as a basic channel. On 1 October, KBS will launch on Singaporean cable platform Starhub, reaching 300,000 households on the digital basic service. KBS has also entered a strategic alliance with ABS-CBN in the Philippines to increase cooperation in programme distribution and co-production.
Source: Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union/R Netherlands Media Network Weblog 8/29)