tvN Africa is launching on DStv, channel 134 from Monday 01 March 2021, with a feed customized specially for African audiences. This marks the first foray for Korea’s #1 entertainment brand into the continent.
tvN is a South Korean global general entertainment network established in 2006. Recognized as the No.1 Content Creator group loved by all ages with novel entertainment shows and well-made dramas, tvN has been Korea's leading general entertainment channel, as well as in the United States and Asia.
Starting Monday 01 March, 20 million households across sub-saharan Africa will have access to this pop-up channel on DStv. DStv customers will be able to experience the Best Korean Entertainment and world-famous Korean stars, specially curated and packaged in one channel. The customisation is critical to satisfy fans and attract new audiences. Similar to tvN Asia, the channel will be presented in English and include programs with English subtitles and a dedicated drama slot dubbed in English. There will be fresh hourly programming every weekday from 18:45 Central African Time (CAT)
Commenting on the launch, Michael Jung, Managing Director of CJ ENM Hong Kong, said: “It is evident Hallyu fever is on the rise in Africa. We are very 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.