MIPTV 2011 – CANNES. FashionOneTV and High TV 3D have announced they will enter the Korean market with the signing of a memorandum of understanding with KT (formerly Korea Telecom). This deal was facilitated by GlobeCast, FashionOne’s exclusive distributor in Asia.
FashionOneTV is expected to launch onto KT’s IPTV platform in mid-2011. The channel will be distributed via KT’s N-Screen Service including IPTV, online, tablet PC, mobile and other devices on both wired and wireless platforms. HighTV 3D is the first worldwide 3D entertainment channel and will launch at a later date.
Olleh is KT’s brand identity, which also incorporates OTV (Olleh TV – KT’s live channel, VOD and interactive service).
“We are very pleased to have a partnership with FashionOneTV and HIGHTV 3D to provide high quality programming on our platform. With FashionOneTV and HighTV 3D on board, we are confident that these two channels will help to make kt’s multi-window line up, Olleh N-Screen, even stronger and more competitive,” said Dongsoo Park, VP, content and media business unit of KT.
GlobeCast has secured numerous carriage deals for FashionOneTV, launching the channel into various SEA markets such as Hong Kong, Mongolia, Vietnam, Philippines and Malaysia.
The channel is also available in HD in a number of territories. FashionOne HD broadcasts 24/7 internationally across multiple platforms, including direct-to-home satellite television, cable television and the web.