, Inc. announced the addition of the popular historical drama "A Jewel in the Palace," starring Lee Young-ae, to its growing list of Chinese content. The IPTV service will be the first to offer all 70 episodes of the romantic drama as Video-On-Demand (VOD) to viewers in North America.
Using the KyLinTV VOD service, subscribers will be able to watch any episode of the dramatic series at any time they choose. For the first time KyLinTV subscribers will also be able to select between Cantonese or Mandarin spoken dialogue for each episode.
"A Jewel in the Palace" has been a great sensation throughout Asia, and we are very pleased to make this popular title available to KyLinTV subscribers," said Jacob Sung, Director of Sales and Marketing for KyLinTV. "Each month we will continue to bring more of the most exciting content directly to KyLinTV subscribers across North America. Stay tuned!"
"A Jewel in the Palace" has become a sensation all around China, and has been called the most watched television show in history in many major Chinese markets. The series has earned a reported 40 ratings share in Hong Kong, which translates into about 90% of the TV viewers in that city. Chinese media reports that the series is a favorite of President Hu Jintao, and also of film stars Chow Yun-Fat and Andy Lau. This drama is sure to be a favorite with KyLinTV subscribers who do not want to miss out.
Set in the 16th century, the drama is based on a true story focused on the first and only woman to ever become a royal physician in the Choson Kingdom and the captivating events surrounding her. There are many surprising romantic twists and political schemes that will keep KyLinTV subscribers riveted. Elements of cuisine and historical culture are also incorporated, creating an authentic feel of the historical setting.
"I've heard so much talk from my friends in China about "A Jewel in the Palace" I can not wait to see it." said Mrs. Yvonne Wang, a KyLinTV subscriber from McLean, Virginia. "My daughters will be home from college over the holidays, I think this is something that the whole family can enjoy watching together."
Through the use of Internet Protocol Television (IPTV), KyLinTV brings broadcast channels from China's CCTV, the latest releases of movies, dramas and other entertainment in real time. KyLinTV's patent pending video CODEC and streaming technology delivers high quality video to the television using existing Home DSL or Cable broadband.