History launches on SK Broadband

Third IPTV platform in South Korea for AETN HD channel

HONG KONG -- History HD, AETN International's high-definition iteration of The History Channel, has begun operations on SK Broadband, its third IPTV platform in South Korea.

The channel, which offers 100% HD content in the Korean language, is also carried on Korea Telecom's Qook TV, cable network Skylife and as a video-on-demand service on my LG TV.

"The number of IPTV subscribers in Korea is growing dramatically higher, because of the variety of high quality content available on IPTV platforms," said Dr Lee Joo-sik, head of new media business at SK Broadband. SK Broadband currently has 812,000 IPTV subscribers.

Elsewhere in Asia the channel is available in Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan, the Philippines and Japan.