Oceanic Time Warner Cable has added a pair of Asian-aimed networks to its lineup.
Saigon Broadcasting Television Network is the first 24-hour Vietnamese channel in America designed to keep Vietnamese Americans connected with their culture and identity. The service aspires to connect across generations through a combination of news, talk shows, dramas, children's programming, entertainment, variety, movies, culture, and history.
A sister channel to TVK, TVK2 targets a Korean-American audience by showcasing music, lifestyle, drama, news and current event programs in both Korean and English. The English-language original programming is geared to second-generation Korean-Americans.
TVK2 is available on Channel 74 at no additional cost, as part of a digital basic subscription, while SBTN is positioned on Channel 62 for a premium subscription fee of $14.99 per month.
Financial terms were not disclosed.
"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.