NEW YORK, Jan. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- KTV Radio Network today 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 on January 12 at 7:00 pm ET on XM channel 144. Beginning 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. 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," said Ron Chun, Chairman and President of Korea Today. "We expect the 15 million Asian-Americans in the United States 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 personalities Kim Young, Sue Jin Choi, and Albert Kang, as well as news from Korea.
The complete programming lineup for Korea Today is available at www.wktvusa.com and www.siriusxm.com/koreatoday. Visit Korea Today at Facebook.com/KoreaToday and follow Korea Today on Twitter @xmkoreatoday.
Deok-Su Han, Korean Ambassador to the United States, is expected to join Young N Chun, President, Korea Today; Congressman Gerry Connolly; Jimmy Rhee, Virginia Secretary of Commerce and Trade; Sharon Bulova, Chairman, Fairfax County and Won Sang Lee, Senior Pastor, KCPC, for Korea Today's official launch event at SiriusXM's Washington, D.C. studios on January 12.
SiriusXM granted KTV Radio Network a lease to create one channel on the XM platform of its satellite radio system.
About KTV Networks
Korea Today is owned by KTV Radio Network. Operational assistance will be provided by KTV Cable Networks, which provides cable companies with cable networks WKTV, Korea One, and KTV-Plus throughout the United States. KTV Cable Networks is a premier multicultural media company focused on serving Korean communities across the United States providing the most entertaining and compelling Korean television content to our cable partners. KTV Cable Networks broadcasts the most popular Korean dramas, movies and entertainment shows in the United States. For more information, please visit our website at www.wktvusa.com.
About Sirius XM Radio
Sirius XM Radio is America's satellite radio company. SiriusXM broadcasts more than 135 satellite radio channels of commercial-free music, and premier sports, news, talk, entertainment, traffic, weather, and data services to over 21 million subscribers. SiriusXM offers an array of content from many of the biggest names in entertainment, as well as from professional sports leagues, major colleges, and national news and talk providers.
SiriusXM programming is available on more than 800 devices, including pre-installed and after-market radios in cars, trucks, boats and aircraft, smartphones and mobile devices, and consumer electronics products for homes and offices. SiriusXM programming is also available at siriusxm.com, and on Apple, BlackBerry and Android-powered mobile devices.
SiriusXM has arrangements with every major automaker and its radio products are available for sale at shop.siriusxm.com as well as retail locations nationwide.
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SOURCE KTV Radio Network