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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

    fr
    dorin

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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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