• KBS offers drama content to Afghan broadcaster
  • [2017-11-17]
  • KBS President & CEO Ko Dae-young (right) poses with RTA Director General Zarin Anzor during the ABU General Assembly in Chengdu, China.

  • KBS President & CEO Ko Dae-young (right) and RTA Director General Zarin Anzor sign the agreement on broadcast right during the ABU General Assembly in Chengdu, China.

  • Promotional image of Hutos

  • KBS signed an agreement with the National Radio Television of Afghanistan (RTA) that allows the RTA to have the broadcast right to air an historical drama series of KBS, Jeong Do Jeon.

     

    Signed by KBS President & CEO Ko Dae-young and the RTA Director General Zarin Anzor on October 31, 2017, the agreement will permit the Afghan broadcaster to broadcast 50 episodes of Jeong Do Jeon via RTA channels until December 31, 2020.  

     

    Jeong Do Jeon is a historical period drama that illuminates the life of a real-life historical figure Jeong Do Jeon, one of the most powerful scholars and politicians in Korea in the 14th century. The series was first screened in Korea via KBS TV1 between January 4 and June 29 in 2014.

     

    As a leading member of the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union, KBS has been continuing its efforts to make a contribution to the development of media and content industry in the region. The co-operation agreement between KBS and RTA is expected to bring high quality KBS content to audiences in Afghanistan and expand the possibility of future exchange opportunity between the two broadcasters.  

     

    Also, KBS secured the agreement with Bhutan Broadcasting Service (BBS) of the broadcast right of the KBS children’s program, Hutos – the Last Forest in August, 2017. In accordance with the agreement, the Bhutanese broadcaster has started airing 51 episodes of Hutos in November this year.

     

    Hutos is a children’s program targeted at preschoolers with an educational purpose to raise awareness on natural environment and conservation

     

     

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