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  • Detv and the hallyu, or Korean Wave

    10.21.2010


    guess what it is?

    Last month, I had the priviledged to review something that I have never reviewed before. No it’s not about cosmetics or beauty products. Neither is it on food or fashion. This time it's on entertaiment, when I say entertaiment, I will narrow it down to TV Channels which you can't find just by turning on your TV. I'll give you a few hints.

    1. International Channels
    2. Needs Decorder
    3. Needs Internet

    DeTV Malaysia's First Chinese IPTV!

    Can you guess what it is already? I know some of you might think it's ASTRO but hang on, Astro don't use internet to stream tv channels so which new TV service is this! When I told my friends, they were all also dumb founded by my new discovery (lol). It's called DETV! yeap DETV! I tried to explain to them it uses internet to stream tv channels to my tv (Internet Protocol television = IPTV) they don't believe me until I showed them my DETV which uses a decorder connected to either directly to your wired ethernet connection or can be connected wireless! Mine is wireless, thanks to my bf who set it up. We didn't even know how to read Chinese! (and still could manage to set up a wireless connection). DeTV is a Chinese TV service owned by DE Multimedia Sdn Bhd, a joint venture founded by REDtone International Bhd and Zhong Nan Enterprise (M) Bhd. It was officially been launched on 26th Jan 2010. Most of the channels provided by DeTV are from mainland China and Taiwan.

    DETV Have you Heard Of It?

    chinese & taiwan channels aplenty!

    If my grandmother were still here, she would be glued to this DeTV watching all the mainland China dramas and news, being updated of her motherland. Yes my grandmother is from China and she would understand Chinese! I on the other hand can't read Chinese but I do understand "a bit" of Chinese (Mandarin/Cantonese). The generation gap is there haha! The channels that I can find on my DeTV are:

    GuangXi TV International
    TianJin TV International
    SiChuan TV International
    Al Jazeera English
    Al Jazeera (Arabic)
    Channel NewsAsia
    Bloomberg TV
    DaAi Channel
    GoodTV
    Digital Mobile (Dimo) TV
    Taiwan MAC (Macroview) TV
    Hakka TV
    China Sun TV
    Arirang TV
    CCTV 4
    CCTV 9
    Kaku Animation
    CCTV-Entertainment
    China Movie
    Fujian Straits TV
    Dragon TV
    TVS (China)
    Zhejiang International Channel
    CCTV Chinese Opera Channel
    Chongqing TV International Channel
    Hunan TV World
    Beijing TV
    JSBC International Channel
    Yellow River TV
    NHK World
    Enlight Media
    Collections TV
    Health & Lifestyle Channel


    Since it's a IPTV based service, I did wonder if the internet connection here would affect the TV Channel's live streaming. Well truth be told, there was at a time Streamyx was having maintenance at my area and I could not watch DeTv at all but after that, the streaming was effortless and I could channel surf all the way until I found this cool channel called Arirang TV (Korean TV). Arirang TV is an international, English-language networkd based in Seoul, South Korea. It's operated by The Korean International Broadcasting Foundation and has a diverse lineup of programs ranging from cultural, documentaries, and entertiament to give viewers a peek into Korea, Asia and the world at large. FYI! This is my ultimate favourite channel in DeTV because I am interested in Korea! Also another reason why I like watching this channel is beacuse I got to keep up with the "Hallyu" meaning the Korean Wave! yes what's making everyone especially the young and restless crazy nowadays? addictive tunes, cool moves and girl/boy bands that's as addictive as sugary desserts.

    Girls Generation on Arirang, DeTV

    K-POP! from Facebook there's already friends posting and sharing their views about K POP and there's where I first got watching! Seriously, I don't have time for entertaiment these days so I don't know what's hot and happening. Being able to finally catch up Korean's Hottest Bands in DeTV while ironing my clothes makes me happy. When Generation Girls music video came up, I stop doing what I do and sat down, mesmerized by the video. No wonder guys are going ga-ga over them and girls trying to dress like them. Their tune and dance movement is so addictive, makes me want to do the same. During my teenage years, American Boy Bands and Spice Girls were the rage! Now you can find all sorts of bands being in the top 10 idol list! K POP being one of them. I am enjoying still the many channels in Arirang, here's a list of them you can find:
    A History of East Asian Culinary Exchange
    a Plus
    Affairs of the Heart
    Ancestral Legacies
    Apple Tree
    Arirang Arabic News
    Arirang Cafe
    Arirang News
    Arirang Special
    Arirang Sports M
    Asia and the Cities
    Asian Cuisine Tour
    Battle Shinwa
    Beyond Borders
    Biz Today
    Buzz in Business
    Cartoon Time
    Cine-Lab
    Click! Digital Camera
    Company Close Up
    Coree Arirang
    CrossWorld People
    Cuisine Korea
    Cuisine Tour
    Day Break
    Diplomacy Lounge
    Drama Platinum
    Drama Theater
    Dream It
    Documenraty World
    Dynamic Korea
    Edward's Live Kitchen
    Electropia
    Encore Documentary
    eSports
    Face to Face
    Festive Journey
    FOODelicious
    Franceska
    GEO Korea
    Great Pathfinders
    Hand in Hand
    Health For All
    Heart to Heart
    Homey Korean
    Host Family
    I Love Korea
    IDCF Special Cartoons
    In Focus
    In Law's War
    In Style Plus
    In Your Eyes
    Innovation Korea
    InStyle
    InStyle Plus
    Invest Korea
    Kidsland Wowow
    Korea 101
    Korea Now
    Korea This Week
    Korea Today
    Korea, The World's Best
    Korean Freakonomists
    Korean National Parks
    Korean News Update
    Korean Odyssey
    Let's Speak Korean
    Love or Nothing
    Love's Pinwheel
    Lush Life
    Made in Korea
    Michel
    More Than Kimchi
    Movie World
    Museum Circuit
    My Funky Family
    National Treasures
    Nature's Symphony
    Nonstop
    On the Road
    Peninsula Scope
    People & People
    Perform Arts
    Photo Essay
    Pops in Seoul
    Power Market
    Power Product
    Quiz Champions
    Rank Korea
    Real Express
    Scenery of Korea
    Screen Flash
    Show Music Tank
    Showbiz Extra
    Showbiz World
    Showking M
    Sitcom
    Some Like it Hot
    Sound & Motion
    Sports Express
    STAR Real Story, "I Am"
    Starlit Promenade
    Superkids
    Talk Around
    Taste Your Life
    The Contenders
    The Great Aspiration
    The Legacy of Historical Architecture
    The Water Bloom
    Thumb Bear Kkomzi
    Trading Post
    Traditional Symbols
    Traveler's Korean
    Veiled Truth
    W 24/7
    Wave Markers
    WEG Programs
    Win Win
    Winning Choice
    Wiz & Biz Korea
    Working It
    World Best Restaurant
    World Sports
    World Wonders
    Ya Tribe

    Here's an excerpt from the sun on the Korean wave dated oct 1st, 2010, I was just reading the Sun Newspaper on Friday and I felt that it's good to share about it here too while I'm watching Korea on DeTV. If you have any questions! please feeel free to leave a comment about DeTV! This is my experience and I tell it as it is.

    Korea’s second wave comes calling (1st Oct, 2010, The Sun)

    THE Korean Wave of pop culture is ebbing overseas, according to the latest figures, but an official said recently he expects a renewed surge of interest, thanks to new TV dramas. South Korean TV dramas, movies and pop music took Asia and other parts of the world by storm earlier in the decade in a phenomenon known as the Korean Wave or Hallyu. The export of broadcast content alone rose 20% to 30% every year between 2001 and 2005.

    Last year exports of broadcast content such as TV dramas, variety shows and documentary films rose only 1.9% year-onyear to US$184 million (RM567.9 million), the state-run Korea Creative Content Agency (KCCA) said. “Overseas demand for our product has been slow amid a global financial crisis. We also face growing competition from US, Chinese and Taiwanese content,” Yoon Jae-Sik, a KCCA team leader, told AFP. He also admitted that in the past few years, South Korea failed to produce programmes on par with previous popular TV classics such as Daejanggeum and Winter Sonata. Korean Wave of pop culture is ebbing overseas, according to the latest figures, but an official said recently he expects a renewed surge of interest, thanks to new TV dramas. South Korean TV dramas, movies and pop music took Asia and other parts of the world by storm earlier in the decade in a phenomenon known as the Korean Wave or Hallyu. the export of broadcast content alone rose 20% to 30% every year between 2001 and 2005. Last year exports of broadcast content such as TV dramas, variety shows and documentary films rose only 1.9% year-onyear to US$184 million (RM567.9 million), the state-run Korea Creative Content Agency (KCCA) said. “Overseas demand for our product has been slow amid a global financial crisis. We also face growing competition from US, Chinese and Taiwanese content,” Yoon Jae-Sik, a KCCA team leader, told AFP. He also admitted that in the past few years, South Korea failed to produce programmes on par with previous popular TV classics such as Daejanggeum and Winter Sonata. Daejanggeum and Winter Sonata. “I’d like to put it this way. The Korean Wave is not ebbing but waiting for a new surge,” Yoon said. “We’ll see the Korean ave turn around this year. TV series such as Queen Sunduk (right) Queen Sunduk (right) and Iris would inject new life into the regional appetite for Korean pop culture, he said. Iris would inject new life into the regional appetite for Korean pop culture, he said. Queen Sunduk, a history drama, and Iris, a history drama, and Iris, a thriller series, drew large numbers of domestic viewers last year. – AFP



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    9 comments:

    1. looks like you'll be able to keep yourself updated with all things korean.. korean pop!

      seriously this is so out of your usual scope of reviews.. but still interesting! lol!

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    2. is it monthly need to pay RM38 for d service

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    3. Fatin: hahahha.. yeah am enjoying the hunks n babes on korean channel now while ironing clothes lol...today gona continue..

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    4. LOL... Astro is going to have competition.. ^^

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    5. Wow...this is super cool!i've to tell all my friends bout this.They r big fans of korean stuff.They even went to korea every year!aigooo....hihi=D

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