AXN claims Korean IPTV triumvirate

Rose Major

Sony Pictures Entertainment’s AXN channel is claiming to be the first general entertainment channel to join all three of Korea’s IPTV platforms.

Having debuted on Korea Telecom’s Qook TV in November 2008, AXN is now also available on the basic package of LG Dacom’s myLGtv as well as SK Broadband’s Broad&TV.

Ricky Ow, senior VP and general manager, SPE Networks, Asia, said: “Since the day we launched AXN in Korea, we have announced our intention to aggressively pursue this market. I am proud to say that our expansion strategy is on track, and to be the first international GE channel to secure placement on all the IPTV platforms in Korea is certainly icing on the cake.”

AXN upgraded its Korea feed to HD beginning in March 2009.