Arirang WorldSouth Korea’s international channel Arirang World has launched in HD for viewers with Sky and Freesat following several weeks of tests.
The channel, operated by the Korea International Broadcasting Foundation, went live on Sky and Freesat just after 4pm, and delivers news, cultural affairs and documentaries to international audiences in the English language. The channel is funded through South Korean government subsidies.

It’s the first Korean channel to launch on either platform, and brings Freesat’s HD channel offering to 14.

Only an HD version is available to Sky and Freesat users, who can find Arirang World HD on Sky 690 or Freesat 214 via the Astra 2G satellite. Arirang World is available in standard definition over on Astra 1 (19.2 East).

Based in Seoul, South Korea, Arirang TV is an English language public broadcaster delivering news, cultural affairs and documentaries to international audiences.
With the addition of Arirang, Sky and Freesat viewers can now watch popular Korean programming, including Arirang Prime, Simply K-Pop and Showbiz Korea.

Alistair Thom, Managing Director at Freesat, said:

“We’re pleased to welcome Arirang TV to Freesat. Not only does this latest addition strengthen our HD channel line-up, it also broadens our channel footprint to bring a wide range of news and cultural programmes from around the world to the UK, all subscription free.”

Moon Jae-Wan, CEO at Arirang TV, said:

“We are very excited for Arirang TV’s launch on Freesat. As an international broadcaster we are always looking to expand our global audience reach, and being available to UK viewers through Freesat is a monumental leap towards that goal. As the first Korean channel to launch in the UK, we hope to connect our audience with the diverse culture and dynamics of Korea.”

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