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Client news: INSIGHT TV Unveils Korean 4K UHD OTT and IPTV Distribution Partnership with SK broadband

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Hilversum 30th May 2017 – INSIGHT TV, the world’s largest producer and broadcaster of adventure travel and extreme sports genres in true, unscripted 4K UHD, has signed a significant distribution contract with SK broadband through its partnership with THEMA TV. The deal will see the Seoul-based telco, one of the largest broadband operators in Korea, distribute INSIGHT TV’s popular 4K UHD channel.

INSIGHT TV UHD will be available on B tv UHD, SK broadband’s IPTV platform and on OKSUSU, its OTT service. This announcement continues to highlight the company’s major growth and success in the last 12 months.

Mr Lee, Hyung-hee CEO at SK broadband says, “As a major player in Korea’s telcoms market we are used to delivering state-of-the-art services to our subscribers. Our viewers expect UHD programmes that reflect their interests and aspirations and INSIGHT TV brings new exciting international content and delivers on every level.”

Graeme Stanley, Commercial Director at INSIGHT TV adds, “These are very exciting times for INSIGHT TV and we’re very happy to make this announcement. We have many distribution partnerships in place with first-class operators and we’re committed to delivering the highest quality 4K UHD content to millions of viewers across the world.”

Arnaud Verlhac, SVP Distribution at THEMA TV says, “We are delighted to strengthen our presence in Korea thanks to the hard work of our local team and are proud of delivering genuine UHD content to SKB the leading platform in the country.”

INSIGHT TV features original programming in the form of innovative documentaries, accessible reality series and cutting-edge factual infotainment, as well as high levels of interactive new formats. It creates and commissions phenomenal non-scripted, long form, series producing compelling content that takes the viewer on a journey to explore, be educated and entertained. INSIGHT TV’s range of programming demonstrates the very best of 4K UHD.

About THEMA – a CANAL+ Group Company:

Founded in 2005 by François THIELLET, THEMA now includes 4 subsidiaries overseas and works in collaboration with more than 9 agencies in the main European markets. The company represents some 100 channels and has created strong relations with the main television platforms in France, in Europe, in the Middle-East, in Africa, in Asia and in North America. October 2008. As a pioneer, THEMA announces the launch of the very first African TV channels pack on the French market. Le Bouquet Africain now distributes 24 channels representing 11 countries, and THEMA also distributes 10 other ethnic TV channel packages.
Since 2012, THEMA is also a TV channel producer with the creation of Nollywood TV, Novelas TV and Gospel Music TV.
January 2016, THEMA has acquired Terra Terra, a Canadian company dedicated to the distribution of TV channels in North America. Terra Terra eventually became THEMA CANADA.
THEMA has also acquired Alterna’TV, a Miami-based content distribution company, that became THEMA AMERICA.
For more information about THEMA and its channels, please visit www.thematv.com
THEMA Sales Contact in Asia Pacific: Alexandre Bac E: alexandre@thematv.com


INSIGHT TV has hundreds of hours of UHD content and commissions 200 hours of brand new content each year. INSIGHT TV reaches millions of homes in Europe, Eastern Europe, Asia and the USA. Committed to pushing the boundaries of linear and non-linear broadcasting INSIGHT’s content stretches from Adventure Travel, Inspiring Science and Technology and Extreme sports, all shot in UHD. INSIGHT TV’s range of programming demonstrates the best of Ultra HD, 4K and HDR.   www.insight.tv