ONE HD: New Korean-focused network on Astro B.yond

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?

I’M LEGEND: Hot chicks in super short dresses in HD?!?!?!Wowzer!

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

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  1. 이야기가 패션 왕을 의존하기 때문에 나는 그 이야기에 만족 안되 네요. 그리고 왕의 패션 이야기를보고 생각합니다.
    제 요구 사항을 충족 바랍니다.

  2. They only have SBS’s shows and dramas. Kinda like KBSW, but SBS in HD

  3. Did you call Astro to subscribe for it? You need to pay extra RM20 and call Astro to subscribe for Astro B.yond :). ONE HD is on Astro B.yond.

  4. thank god.. My dad already change to b.yond after a few days astro released it.. at first i feel.. 'boring lah..nothing special about b.yond except you can watch FIFA & movies in HD' but now.. it's not boring anymore :D

    I love my dad so much <3 :PP

  5. omg ! i can't wait to watch it. weee. thank god my dad decided to buy b.yond. at first there wasn't much HD channels, i did thought it'd be a waste. but it's getting more worth it , yeay!

  6. What? I want to see Mi-Ho (Shin Mina)and Dae-Woong (Lee Seung-gi) in HD too.. They are awesome in My Girlfriend is a Gumiho!

  7. Am saving up for a HD TV and subsequently gonna subscribe to Astro B.yond.

    Anyone want to contribute to our HDTV fund? You're most welcome. =)

  8. my mom agreed to upgrade our astro to astro b.yond! yay~~~

    if you would like to upgrade your astro to b.yond, you must have a HD tv…no point of upgrading your astro if your tv is not HD coz it wont work…

    well, i'm way too excited now ;)

  9. omg!!! that is so UNFAIR!!!!
    @myra.hyuk: to the non-subscribers, we can't watch the ONEHD channel…so UNFAIR~!!! UNFAIR~~!!!

  10. i don't understand about the non-B.yond subscriber. did the non subscriber also can watch it too or they must switch to B.yond?

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