Sony Pictures Television Networks Asia has inked a distribution deal with FetchTV, an Australian wholesale subscription TV provider, to offer ONE to audiences in Australia starting January, a press release said.
Under the agreement, the Asian general entertainment network becomes the first wholly-owned Sony Pictures Television Networks, Asia channel to secure carriage in Australia.
As the exclusive destination of programs produced by Seoul-based content supplier and broadcaster SBS through an output deal, ONE offers prime South Korean entertainment. The channel airs the latest Korean drama series, with selected titles premiering three to five weeks after debut in Korea. In addition, the hippest K-pop variety and music programs complement ONE's drama line-up.
From launch, ONE will be available via FetchTV ISP partners iiNet, Internode, Westnet, Netspace, MyTelecom and Adam Internet.
Broadcasting in standard definition, ONE will be included in FetchTV's Korean Pack, and will also be part of the Singapore/Taiwan Pack, airing with Chinese subtitling and selected titles with Mandarin dubbing.
ONE is the latest addition to the broad range of English and local language content that FetchTV offers through its service. Launched in 2010, FetchTV is available to a rapidly growing customer base, with almost 90 per cent of the population in Australian metropolitan areas able to access the service, of which half have broadband connections with FetchTV partners.