CNN, Cartoon Network expand reach in Korea via Pooq

Staff writer
Future TV Asia

CNN International and Cartoon Network have increased their distribution in Korea with an agreement with Pooq, an N-Screen platform.
 
The growing subscription service allows live video streaming and video on demand across multiple screens and is currently providing content to 400,000 paying users.

Non-paying subscribers to Pooq can also watch the two Turner channels for free but only as short previews and only in Korea.
 
“This is the first-of-a-kind launch for us in Korea,” Phil Nelson, Turner’s Managing Director of North Asia. “To reach an expanded audience via an innovative new service like Pooq is an important landmark in making our content available everywhere.”

“Cartoon Network and CNN International are Turner’s international flagship brands and genuine world-class products,” said Nelson.
 
Pooq is operated by CAPTV (Content Alliance Platform), a joint-venture company formed by KBS, MBC and SBS.

Since its launch in 2012, Pooq has secured more than 50 terrestrial and pay-TV channels, 1.7 million VOD titles and 3,500 movies on demand. Currently, Pooq has a total subscription base of 1.7 million and is growing rapidly.

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