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Oh!K to Enthral Audiences on StarHub TV

-Turner Broadcasting’s new channel offers top-rated Korean dramas and variety shows from MBC, with shorter windows-

Singapore, 20 October 2014 – With the debut of Oh!K on StarHub TV (StarHub TV Channel 816) today, Singapore audiences will be amongst the world’s first to watch top-rated Korean programmes, with many premiering within a month of their initial telecast. Hitting Singapore screens on 28 October, just one day after its premiere in Korea, is the highly-anticipated drama Pride and Prejudice, which stars popular actor Choi Jin-hyuk.

Other hit dramas that viewers can look forward to on Oh!K include Diary of a Night Watchman, where a secret gang of night-watchmen solves cases involving the realms of the supernatural, and You Are My Destiny, which stars popular onscreen couple Jang Hyuk and Jang Na-ra. You Are My Destiny is a remake of the highly-successful Taiwanese idol drama, Fated to Love You, which starred Ethan Ruan and Joe Chen.

Exciting variety shows that will deliver endless entertainment to viewers include Infinite Challenge, a long-running show that features popular celebrities fighting off one another to win the challenge of the week, as well as the Emmy-nominated reality show Dad, Where Are We Going?, a hit series which puts the spotlight on celebrity fathers taking on the sole responsibility of looking after their children.

With the addition of Oh!K, StarHub TV now carries a total of eight channels by Turner Broadcasting. Turner is the creator and distributor of award-winning brands such as Cartoon Network (Channel 316), CNN (Channel 711), Toonami (Channel 315) and WarnerTV (Channel 515), which are also available on StarHub TV.

Commenting on the debut of Oh!K on StarHub TV, Ms Lee Soo Hui, Head of Media Business Unit, StarHub, said, “We are thrilled to strengthen our relationship with our valued partner Turner for the launch of Oh!K on StarHub TV. This allows Singapore audiences to be the first in the world to enjoy Oh!K — a channel that offers the best-in-class Korean programming. We are confident that viewers will be captivated by the stellar line-up on Oh!K which ranges from intriguing drama serials to laugh-a-minute variety shows.” 

Ms Marianne Lee, Vice President – Content, General Entertainment, Turner International Asia Pacific, added: “Right from the start, we have not only made sure that Oh!K boasts the very best in Korean entertainment but also ensured that they are fast-tracked for Singapore viewers. We are extremely proud to broadcast the highly-anticipated Pride and Prejudice a day after its Korean premiere. Oh!k will soon become a favourite with StarHub customers.” 

Oh!K, which is owned and operated by Turner Broadcasting System Asia Pacific, features an impressive line-up of first-run dramas, music and variety programmes. It is powered by content from leading Korean broadcaster, MBC, best-known for its top-notch, hugely-popular drama productions such as Dong Yi, Moon Embracing the Sun and The Empress Ki, currently airing on StarHub TV.

Viewers can enjoy Oh!K in crystal-clear clarity as the channel is showcased in high definition. Oh!K, which comes with English and Chinese subtitles at launch, offers audio options in original Korean language, and selected programmes dubbed in Mandarin and Bahasa Malay. To allow customers to sample Oh!K, there will be complimentary viewing of the channel from 9am on 20 October to 12pm on 11 November. Thereafter, existing customers of Basic Chinese Entertainment HD Upsize Group, Impian Pack, Thangam Pack, or Thangam Migai Pack can continue to enjoy the channel at no additional cost. 

Viewers can also choose to subscribe to the new Sensasi Pack at a monthly subscription fee of S$8.56 (including GST). In addition to Oh!K (StarHub TV Channel 816), Sensasi Pack also comes with Sensasi (StarHub TV Channel 123), KBS World (StarHub TV Channel 115), and ONE Malay (StarHub TV Channel 124). For more information, please visit www.starhub.com/tv.

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About StarHub

StarHub is Singapore's fully-integrated info-communications company, offering a full range of information, communications and entertainment services for both consumer and corporate markets. StarHub operates a mobile network that provides 4G, 3G and 2G services. It also manages an island-wide HFC network that delivers multi-channel pay TV services (including HDTV, Internet TV and on-demand services) as well as ultra-high speed residential broadband services. StarHub operates an extensive fixed business network that provides a wide range of data, voice and wholesale services. Over Singapore’s fibre-based Next Generation Nationwide Broadband Network, StarHub offers a broad range of home and business broadband plans along with a host of advanced media-rich value-added services, such as IPTV for commercial entities.

Launched in 2000, StarHub has become one of Singapore's most innovative info-communications providers, and the pioneer in 'hubbing' - the ability to deliver unique integrated and converged services to all its customers. StarHub, listed on the main board of the Singapore Exchange since October 2004, is a component stock of the Straits Times Index and the MSCI Singapore Free Index.

About Oh!K

Oh!K boasts the ultimate in Korean TV, featuring premium drama series as well as variety and music programming. A channel powered by MBC, Korea’s leading broadcaster and content provider, Oh!K is for everyone who loves drama – packaging iconic and award-winning hit series from an unrivalled catalogue of content. The channel is available in Southeast Asia and offers local audiences access to first-runs and exclusives, many soon after their transmission debut in Korea. Oh!K is owned and operated by Turner Broadcasting System Asia Pacific, Inc., a Time Warner company. For more information, please visit: www.ohk-tv.com.

About Turner Broadcasting System Asia Pacific

Turner Broadcasting System Asia Pacific, Inc. creates and distributes award-winning brands throughout the Asia Pacific region and beyond. A leader in the television and media business, it runs pay- and free-TV channels, as well as Internet-based services, including 45 channels in 13 languages in 38 countries throughout Asia Pacific. Turner’s leading brands in the region include CNN International, CNNj, CNN, HLN, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Cartoonito, Boomerang, POGO, Toonami, WarnerTV, Oh!K, TCM Turner Classic Movies, truTV, WB, MondoTV and TABI Channel. In addition, Turner is also the exclusive distributor of HBO, HBO Hits HD and HBO Defined HD in South Asia. Turner Broadcasting System Asia Pacific, Inc. is a Time Warner company.

Media Contacts:

Gregory Ho, Turner International Asia Pacific (Hong Kong)

Tel        :           +852 3128-3536

Email    :           gregory.ho@turner.com /

James Moore, Turner International Asia Pacific (Hong Kong)

Tel        :           +852 3128-3720

Email    :           james.moore@turner.com