AMC, known for "The Walking Dead," is partnering with South Korean firm KT, which helps produce the Netflix hit "Extraordinary Attorney Woo." File Photo by Jackson Lee Davis/AMC
SEOUL, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- South Korea's telecom giant KT said it has established a partnership with AMC Networks in the United States.
Under the terms of the alliance, the two companies and their affiliates will cooperate in producing video content and pinpointing new investment opportunities, KT announced Tuesday.
KT also secured the rights to broadcast AMC's original series and other content from AMC Studios. It will do so via its streaming service in Korea, beginning next month.
AMC Studios is most famous for its zombie series The Walking Dead.
In recent years, KT has gone beyond its core business of telecommunication and into the entertainment sector, with one of its subsidiaries taking part in the joint production of Extraordinary Attorney Woo, which premiered this summer.
The 16-part series features a young lawyer on the autism spectrum. She helps solve complicated cases with out-of-the-box thinking and unique methods.
Netflix released two episodes of the legal drama weekly to watch it become one of the most-viewed shows on its global streaming platform.
"The partnership with AMC demonstrates that KT is changing the landscape of Korean media content," Kim Hoon-bae, vice president of KT's media platform business unit, said in a statement.
Miquel Panella, president of AMC Networks' Streaming Services, said in a statement, "We will continue to strengthen our position as a leader in the content industry through cooperating with KT on joint production opportunities."