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 music variety programmes, and romance-filled series and action movies with Korean stars. The Korean channel will first be available as a pop-up for four months.
With all content being subtitled and a dedicated drama slot dubbed in English, it will deliver hourly programming every weekday from 6.45pm CAT.
It will feature the best of K-POP and K-dramas as MultiChoice and CJ ENM HK partner to bring the best of Korean entertainment to DStv.
Hallyu fever (the Korean wave) has been sweeping the globe, recruiting a loyal fan base who has been searching for K-dramas.
Korean shows on DStv
Love is in the air for all K-drama fans every Monday to Wednesday 6.45pm (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 into the future.
On Thursday and Friday, tvN Africa offers DStv viewers K-POP Hour with a slew of Korean music variety programmes, including the survival variety program I-LAND (every Thursday, at 6.30pm 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 Zico as producers. It follows the creation process of the K-pop boy group.
Every weekday night at 9.15pm (CAT), subscribers can look forward to a dedicated Korean drama slot dubbed in English starting with Encounter, an “opposite-attracts” story that follows the romance between a free-spirited man (Park Bo-gum) and the wealthy hotel CEO (Song Hye-kyo).
The evening ends with some action with Signal (every Monday – Friday 10.30pm 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.
tvN launches on 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.