KBS World, the international cable and satellite channel operated by the Korean Broadcasting System (KBS), has inked carriage deals in the Philippines and Singapore. Beginning 1 September, the channel will be available in the Philippines via Central CATV, reaching about one million homes. KBS World will be available for all Central CATV subscribers as a basic channel. On 1 October, KBS will launch on Singaporean cable platform Starhub, reaching 300,000 households on the digital basic service. KBS has also entered a strategic alliance with ABS-CBN in the Philippines to increase cooperation in programme distribution and co-production.
(Source: Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union)