ArirangTV launches VOD app on Samsung Smart TV

Korean international channel ArirangTV has launched a video-on-demand application on Samsung’s Smart TV platform – the first such service to be launched by the broadcaster. The Arirang app will offer a range of entertainment, culture and current affairs programming on-demand, with subtitling provided in up to six languages for K-Pop programmes. The app is available […]

Playcast claims World first first for cable cloud gaming

Korean cable operator CJ Hellovision has teamed up with gaming specialist Playcast to launch what the latter describes as the World’s first cloud gaming service to cable set-top boxes. The service will allow CJ Hellovision subscribers to play video games from major publsihsers through their set-top boxes, without the need for a games console. Games […]

Carriage and programming deals for Sundance

The international Sundance channel has inked new carriage deals for its services in Asia and programming agreements for its Asian and European offerings.
Sundance has picked up UK drama series The Hour. The newsroom and espionage drama, which is set London in the 1960s, is distributed by Shine.
 The channel operator has also picked up international […]

Connected TV manufacturers face broadband crunch in Korea

Connected TV leaders Samsung and LG are facing a new challenge in their home market of Korea. In a move that that could be a sign of things to come elsewhere, KT, the country’s leading broadband provider, has said it plans to limit access to some TV applications that are slowing down the speed of […]