The Malaysian Kpop Twitterverse (join us here) is abuzz with news that Astro subscribers will be getting another Korean channel called ONE HD (Channel 393). However, Astro will only offer the network to its B.yond subscribers.
B.yond is our nation’s first High-Definition (HD) broadcast that offers sharper pictures, more vibrant colors and cinematic surround sound. Yep, I bet you’d love to see SNSD’s long legs and 2PM’s naked torsos in hi-def, no? Va va va voom.
Channel 393 reportedly provides “the best selection in Asian general entertainment with a focus on Korean content.”
So this doesn’t mean it’s exclusively dedicated to Korean shows, does it? It’s basically a selection of Asian entertainment shows, isn’t it?
But since it is focused on Korean content, the carrots that are dangled in front of non-B.yond subscribers (so that they’ll upgrade their subscription) are Korean hit dramas such as My Girlfriend is Gumiho and I’m Legend; entertainment programs such as Star King and Star Junior Show and of course, beloved Kpop music shows such as K-pop Countdown and Kim Jung-eun’s Chocolate Concert.
ONE HD is set to go on air Oct 3.
How many Kpop fans reading this are planning to switch to B.yond because of ONE HD? Remember, you’d only get a bang for your buck with an HDTV 😉
Source: Astro’s FB page