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‘Descendants of the Sun’ to air in Hong Kong

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Updated : April 06 2016

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(KBS 2TV)
Korean TV network KBS 2TV’s drama “Descendants of the Sun” will air in Hong Kong through Cantonese-language broadcaster ViuTV from Wednesday.

The Wednesday broadcast at 8:30 p.m. will mark the first time the series is being aired on a TV channel abroad.

The drama, costarring actor Song Joong-ki and Song Hye-kyo, is broadcast through the local network and iQiYi, Chinese online streaming service provider, simultaneously. The 16-episode series revolves around the struggles and love of soldiers and doctors dispatched to a faraway land of Uruk. Four episodes remain to be aired in Korea and China.

Costars actor Song and actress Song -- nicknamed Song-Song couple after their chemistry in the series -- visited Hong Kong for the series’ press promotion on Tuesday. Some 400 fans reportedly greeted them.

The free-to-air channel ViuTV, operated by Hong Kong’s TV service provider HK Television Entertainment, officially kicked off in April 2015.

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(ViuTV)

By Son Ji-hyoung (json@heraldcorp.com)

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