Thu. Feb 25th, 2021

Korea’s number 1 entertainment channel debuts on DStv this March

The best of Korean television and entertainment is coming to DStv this March 2021.

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The best of K-POP and K-dramas will burst onto South African television screens as the MultiChoice Group and its counterpart CJ ENM HK partner to bring the best of Korean entertainment to DStv. This marks the first foray for Korea’s number 1 entertainment brand into the continent.

Korean TV in SA

From 1 March 2021 viewers can tune in to tvN Africa on DStv channel 134 and immerse themselves in Korea’s most notable export to the world – Korean TV. The tvN channel will showcase popular music variety programmes, romance-filled series and action movies with world-famous Korean stars. The Korean channel is specially curated and packaged for African audiences and will be available to local viewers first as a pop-up for four months. With all content being subtitled and a dedicated drama slot dubbed in English, the pop-up channel will deliver fresh hourly programming every weekday from 18:45 CAT.

In less than a decade, Hallyu fever (or the Korean wave) has swept through the globe, recruiting a loyal fan base for its sleek productions and relatable stories. According to insights released by Google, web searches for K-dramas have been rising and spiked during national lockdowns when more people found time to search for novel content to consume.

“Delivering the tvN channel to millions of viewers on our continent is part of DStv’s commitment to bring the best of the world home. DStv customers can now explore South Korean lifestyle through tvN’s dynamic entertainment offering. Through the quality of its rich stories the channel broadens the already extensive range of viewing options we have on DStv for a variety of audiences,” says Yolisa Phahle Multichoice Group CEO of General Entertainment and Connected Video.

Commenting on the launch, Michael Jung, Managing Director of CJ ENM Hong Kong, says: “It is evident Hallyu fever is on the rise in Africa. We are thrilled to partner with MultiChoice, the leading pay-TV provider in Africa, to be the first Korean entertainment brand to launch on DStv. We will do our best to bring all the premium Korean entertainment to the fans.”

DStv brings the best of Korean entertainment home

Love is in the air for all K-drama fans every Monday to Wednesday 18:45 (CAT) starting with Another Miss Oh, a romantic series about two women who not only share the same name Oh Hae-young, but they also share a destiny with the same man, Park Do-kyung who can see the future.

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Another Miss Oh will air Monday to Wednesdays at 18:45 on tvN (DStv Channel 134)

On Thursday and Friday, tvN Africaoffers DStv viewers K-POP Hour with an exciting slew of Korean music variety programmes including the ultimate survival variety program I-LAND (every Thursday, at 18:30 CAT). Led by Bang Si-hyuk, BTS’ producer and founder of Big Hit Entertainment, the show is hosted by actor Namkoong Min together with Rain and Zicoas producers. The show follows the creation process of the next-generation K-pop boy group.

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Follow the creation process of a next-generation K-pop boy group in I-LAND, Thursdays at 18:30 on tvN (DStv Channel 134)

Every weekday night at 21:15 (CAT), subscribers can look forward to a dedicated Korean drama slot dubbed in English starting with Encounter, an “opposite-attracts” story that follows the complicated romance between a free-spirited ordinary man (Park Bo-gum) who seems to have nothing and the wealthy CEO (Song Hye-kyo) of a hotel who seems to have everything but is unhappy with her life.

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English-dubbed drama, Encounter airs weekdays at 21:30 only on tvN (DStv Channel 134)

 The evening ends with some action with Signal (every Monday – Friday 22:30 CAT), a crime thriller featuring Kim Hye-soo, Lee Je-hoon and Choi Jin-woon. The series connects a criminal profiler from present day 2015 to a detective from 1989 via a mysterious walkie talkie to tackle crime and injustice.

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Signal airs weekdays at 22:30 only on tvN (DStv Channel 134)

tvN is launching Monday, 1 March on DStv Channel 134 and will be available to DStv Premium, Compact and Compact Plus customers. Viewers on the move can live-stream or catch up on great Korean content on the DStv App.

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