Posted on September 24, 2013
Oceanic Time Warner Cable, the leading service provider for TV and Internet in the State of Hawaii, announced today the launch of two additional popular Asian networks to its diverse cable services.
TVK2, a sister channel to TVK, targets a growing Korean-American audience and features music, lifestyle, drama, news and current event programs in both Korean and English. The English-language original programming is geared to 2nd generation Korean-Americans.
“Koreans have been living in the beautiful state of Hawaii for many years,” said Eric Yoon, Founder & CEO of TVK24. “There was a strong desire to bring Korean programming to the islands and we look forward to serving the community.”
Saigon Broadcasting Television Network (SBTN) is the first 24-hour Vietnamese channel in America on cable offering programming designed to keep Vietnamese Americans connected with their culture and identity. It attracts audiences of all generations with a combination of news, talk shows, dramas, children’s programming, entertainment, variety, movies, culture, and history.
“I’m excited that SBTN is now available to the growing number of Vietnamese families in Hawaii,” said Truc Ho, SBTN’s CEO and President. “Based mostly in or around Honolulu, the Vietnamese have built a strong community and maintain a vibrant Vietnamese culture in Hawaii.”
“Our state’s rich cultural diversity is truly unique, and we are constantly seeking ways to better serve our customers. This new Korean and Vietnamese programming is one of the many ways we will continue to strengthen our programming for people of all backgrounds and interests,” said Bob Barlow, president of Oceanic Time Warner Cable.
TVK2 is available on Channel 74 at no additional cost, as part of a Digital Basic subscription. SBTN is available on Channel 62 for a premium subscription fee of $14.99 per month.