Good news for local Korean Entertainment fans! On February 13, Astro announces the addition of two new Korean channels – Oh!K HD (Channel 394) and Channel M HD (Channel 395). The two new channels will be available to Astro customers from February 16 onwards. The preview for these two channels will be available to all Astro customers with B.yond boxes until the end of February 2015. After the preview period, Oh!K HD and Channel M HD will be part of the Korean Pack offering, with only RM10 per month.
Agnes Rozario, VP Content Management Group, Astro
At the launching event, Agnes Rozario, Vice President, Content Management Group of Astro mentioned “Astro was the first in Malaysia to bring dedicated 24/7 Korean channels to fans via KBS World and ONE HD channels. Today, KBS World is accessible to all Astro customers and ONE HD is one of the most watched channels both on TV and Astro on the GO (AOTG). Channel M is one of the strongest Asian youth and music oriented channels in the region and has been at the forefront of spreading K-culture throughout the world. Oh!K HD offers the best and latest of MBC in Korea. With the total offering of these channels, Astro becomes the unrivalled destination for K-entertainment across drama, K-pop, and variety entertainment all in HD and available on the screen of your choice, be in on TV or AOTG on PC, Tablet and smartphone.”
From left – Vineet Puri, Agnes Rozario and Marianne Lee
“Oh!K HD and Channel M HD will also broadcast shows just hours after its first broadcast in Korea ensuring that Astro remains the easiest and fastest way for customers to watch their favourite Korean shows.”
Vineet Puri, Territory Head, Malaysia of FOX International Channels said “Channel M HD provides diverse content including drama, K-pop, variety, reality and lifestyle programs to entertain audiences from all age and any groups of interest.”
Oh!K HD offers premium drama series, variety shows, and music programmes from the Korean broadcaster MBC, with dramas in line such as ‘Shine or Go Crazy’, which will be broadcasted on the same day as Korea, ‘Rosy Lovers’ and ‘Four Legendary Witches’. To add to the exciting list, popular variety show ‘Infinite Challenge’ which stars national Korean MC Yoo Jae Suk and ‘I am a Singer’ (season 3) will also be brought to you through Oh!K HD.
While Channel M HD, home to the popular MNet Asia Music Awards (MAMA), offers comprehensive content from the latest ‘Hallyu’ trend, from K-pop, variety, drama and lifestyle programmes. Among the popular shows which will be broadcast is M!Countdown, shown 24 hours after its Korean airtime. Other programmes such as ‘Bad Guys’ and variety shows ‘Over Flower Series’, ‘Get It Beauty’, ‘Pony’s Diary’ and ‘K-Chef Battlefield 2’.
The two channels will also provide a choice of English, Bahasa Malaysia and Chinese subtitles. For customers who prefer dubbed versions will also have a choice of opting for the audio in original Korean language, or dubbed in Mandarin and Bahasa Malaysia (for selected programmes).
Who’s excited? For more information, please head on to www.astro.com.my/koreanpack