BBC Studios & KBS Ink Multiyear Factual Deal


BBC Studios and Korean Broadcasting System (KBS) in South Korea have renewed their long-term partnership with a multiyear factual content deal.

The agreement will give KBS exclusive access to the first windowing of BBC Studios’ blue-chip natural-history titles in South Korea, including Frozen Planet II, Dynasties II and Planet Earth III. The deal also includes a first look at other premium factual, across science, documentary, arts, history and other unscripted content.

This renewal marks the 23rd year of partnership between BBC Studios and KBS.

KBS said: “We’ve received positive feedback from the Korean viewers on the high-quality content distributed by BBC Studios, and we look forward to the release of compelling high-quality dramas, Frozen Planet II and Dynasties II. Through this agreement, we hope that the 20-plus years of partnership between KBS, the leader of K-content, and the BBC, with its mission to inform, educate and entertain audiences.”

Phil Hardman, senior VP and general manager for BBC Studios Asia, said: “We have been longtime partners with KBS and are excited to kickstart the next chapter with KBS to win over the hearts of South Korean audiences with our bold, British content that informs, educates and entertains. Through this agreement, KBS audiences will see the most incredible upcoming natural history, science and a selection of many more premium British factual series.”