History HD channel launched on SkyLife in Korea

History HD has launched on SkyLife in Korea, the result of an agreement between AETN International, a division of A&E Television Networks (AETN), and SkyLife.

History HD is also available in Korea on Korea Telecom’s IPTV platform, MegaTV. History HD is broadcast 100 percent HD content, and is fully languaged in Korean. The channel will offer a variety of stunning, acclaimed programs in high definition, including Cities of the Underworld, The Universe, Ax Men, Dogfights, Ancient Discoveries, and Ice Road Truckers.

As a global leader in HD programming, we are delighted we can partner with platforms like SkyLife who are making HD content a strategic priority,” said Alan Hodges, Managing Director, Asia-Pacific, AETN.

“The global networks like HISTORY will definitely help us get a competitive edge in this market. Skylife now provides as many as 30 HD services, the most of any pay TV platforms in Korea,” said Mong-ryong Lee, CEO and President, Skylife.

In addition to SkyLife and MegaTV, History HD programming is available via branded VOD services on all three IPTV platforms in Korea, including MegaTV, SK Broadband (formerly Hanaro) and LG.

History HD has expanded rapidly throughout Asia over the past six months, and is available outside of Korea in Singapore, Hong Kong, the Philippines and Japan. History HD is also carried in the US, the UK and Ireland, Scandinavia, the Benelux, and Central Europe.

Now available in over 141 countries in more than 250 million TV households, History is the only international television network devoted exclusively to historical programming, featuring informative and entertaining series, specials and documentaries. The network reveals the power and passion of history, allowing viewers to experience history personally and connect their own lives to the great lives and events of the past. History was first launched by AETN in January 1995 in the United States. History HD launched in the UK in October 2006 and in the US in September 2007.

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