SK Telecom wants to be the exclusive cellular network with Apple TV+.
What you need to know
- SK Telecom is looking to partner with Apple TV+ in South Korea.
- Apple’s streaming service has not become available in the country yet.
It looks like Apple TV+ might be making its way to South Korea.
As reported by Money Today, SK Telecom is pursuing a partnership with Apple’s streaming service in order to offer its customers more original content. The deal would benefit SK Telecom by offering exclusive content to customers and also benefit Apple if more customers subscribed to its streaming service.
A significant portion of SK Telecom’s discussion of content alliance with Apple TV Plus has progressed, and a contract is about to be signed.
It is reported that SKT President Park Jung-ho and Apple CEO Tim Cook have a very close relationship starting with the domestic iPhone sales, and a consensus on content alliances has been formed.
Apple TV+ has been out since 2019 but has not yet come to South Korea. It appears that Apple’s launch strategy is to partner with SK Telecom, the country’s largest telecommunications provider.
The two companies are expected to announce related information within the first half of this year. This means that as Walt Disney decided to disclose specific details such as OTT release timing and alliance partners in the second half, it will preemptively strike.
Apple is keen to create K-contents to attract Korean customers. As the first Korean work, director Ji-Woon Kim is filming a six-part drama ‘Doctor Brain’ with a megaphone, and the service is expected to be released at the time of completion of the production.
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