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BBC Earth block lands in South Korea

Factual-headerPlanet Earth IIBBC Worldwide has inked a deal that sees a BBC Earth branded block in South Korea.

The block is available on Korean cable channel KMH’s newly launched documentary channel DocuOne.

It launched together with DocuOne on July 18 and will be available six hours a day in two-hour time slots and as part of a basic cable package. Programmes on the block are subtitled in Korean.

The seminal Planet Earth kicks off the BBC Earth block. Viewers will also be privy to Frozen Planet and Hidden Kingdoms.

Soojin Chung, general manager of BBC Worldwide in North East Asia, said: “Having previously worked with KMH to deliver premium BBC dramas, we are very excited to partner with them to bring our award-winning and ground-breaking natural history content to their viewers.

“We are excited that BBC Earth is in the lineup to kickstart DocuOne, and are confident that the block will be a hit in Korea.”

In Asia, BBC Earth is available as a linear channel in Cambodia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mongolia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.

In India, Sony BBC Earth is a joint venture channel with BBC Worldwide and Sony Entertainment Television. Besides Korea, BBC Earth is also available as a block in Japan. In Singapore and Malaysia, it can also be accessed via bbcplayer.com and as an app.