Freesat has announced the launch of Korean public service channel Arirang TV. Available in HD on channel 214 from today, Arirang takes Freesat’s total HD channel offering to 14.
Based in Seoul, South Korea, Arirang TV is an English language public broadcaster delivering news, cultural affairs and documentaries to international audiences. With the addition of Arirang to its service Freesat viewers can now watch popular Korean programming, including Arirang Prime, Simply K-Pop and Showbiz Korea.
Alistair Thom, Managing Director at Freesat, said:
We’re pleased to welcome Arirang TV to Freesat. Not only does this latest addition strengthen our HD channel line-up, it also broadens our channel footprint to bring a wide range of news and cultural programmes from around the world to the UK, all subscription free.
Moon Jae-Wan, CEO at Arirang TV, said:
We are very excited for Arirang TV’s launch on Freesat. As an international broadcaster we are always looking to expand our global audience reach, and being available to UK viewers through Freesat is a monumental leap towards that goal. As the first Korean channel to launch in the UK, we hope to connect our audience with the diverse culture and dynamics of Korea.