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EBS Korea Facing Challenges in Africa

Asia’s leading producer of educational and documentaries production medium, Education Broadcasting System (EBS) Korea, has revealed low interconnectivity and accessibility as the biggest hurdles to collaboration with African countries.

It also implied that accessibility is to blame for its lack of broadcast content on Africa.

Manager, Department of External Affairs, of the largest independent public education broadcast service in Korea, Chang Min Soo, said although the service has met severally with African companies interested in co-productions with the service, EBS has hesitated due to the huge cost it will require to achieve the necessary high-quality interconnection.

“We have to make a lot of pre-investment in order to achieve internet and other general broadcasting and that has been a major obstacle holding us back from pursuing such interests,” Min Soo said.