Today, Turner announced a multi-platform partnership with leading telecommunications company PCCW to bring the best Korean entertainment to Hong Kong.
As part of this new partnership, beginning January 12 a slew of Korean entertainment, premium drama series, and popular variety and music programming as well as some of the top-rated shows from Turner's 24-hour linear channel Oh!k will be available to now TV subscribers. Additionally, shows from one of Korea's major networks and content creators, MBC, are available through now TV’s SVOD service, Oh!K On Demand, as well as via Viu, PCCW's newly-launched OTT service. And as part of the Turner-PWCC deal, MBC shows will be available on now TV’s upcoming free-to-air channel, launching in April 2016.
“This is an outstanding multi-platform partnership," said Phil Nelson, Managing Director and Senior Vice President for Turner in Southeast Asia, in the announcement. "In its short history, Oh!K has grown significantly with the addition of Hong Kong to our distribution roadmap. Likewise, our content partnership with MBC has allowed new audiences – across all platforms – exposure to a truly impressive and exclusive line-up of Korean content.”
MBC's current shows Glamorous Temptation and Sweet Mob Family air on Oh!K within 24 hours of their premiere. In addition, Korea’s #1 variety show, Infinite Challenge, airs the same week as its original telecast. Viewers will also be able to watch one of the biggest shows on the channel, She was Pretty (pictured above), debuting in January.
Read the full press release to get all the details.