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KTV Radio Network recently announced that it will launch Korea Today — a 24/7 channel featuring a wide variety of Korean music, news, entertainment, sports and cultural programming — on SiriusXM.
Korea Today will officially launch onÂ January 12Â atÂ 7:00 pm ETÂ on XM channel 144. BeginningÂ January 19, Korea Today will be available on SiriusXM Internet Radio channel 144 and through the SiriusXM Internet Radio App on smartphones and mobile devices.
Korea Today’s lineup will feature K-Pop, American pop, classical and folk music shows; talk programming including global, local and entertainment news; sports radio; and cultural programs for Koreans throughout the U.S.Â The content will come from Korean programmers as well as original shows produced at Korea Today’s studios in the U.S.
“I am very excited to bring the best of Korean music, news and entertainment content to SiriusXM’s millions of listeners,” saidÂ Ron Chun, Chairman and President of Korea Today. “We expect the 15 million Asian-Americans inÂ the United StatesÂ to react positively to our new and exciting channel.” Mr. Chun has had over 30 years of television broadcasting experience and owns KTV Cable Networks, a multicultural cable media company.
Korea Today’s exclusive programming includes shows featuring K-Pop stars Super Junior, a global phenomenon and one of the most popular boy bands in the world, celebrities and Korean television personalitiesÂ Kim Young,Â Sue Jin Choi, andÂ Albert Kang, as well as news from Korea.
The complete programming lineup for Korea Today is available atÂ www.wktvusa.com andwww.siriusxm.com/koreatoday.Â Visit Korea Today at Facebook.com/KoreaToday and follow Korea Today on Twitter @xmkoreatoday.
Deok-Su Han, Korean Ambassador toÂ the United States, is expected to join Young N Chun, President, Korea Today; CongressmanÂ Gerry Connolly;Â Jimmy Rhee, VirginiaÂ Secretary of Commerce and Trade; Sharon Bulova, Chairman,Â Fairfax CountyÂ and Won Sang Lee, Senior Pastor, KCPC, for Korea Today’s official launch event at SiriusXM’sÂ Washington, D.C.Â studios onÂ January 12.
SiriusXM granted KTV Radio Network a lease to create one channel on the XM platform of its satellite radio system.