Michele Clancy | 25-09-2013
Oceanic Time Warner Cable, which provides TV and Internet in Hawaii, has added two additional Asian networks to its diverse cable services: TVK2 and Saigon Broadcasting Television Network.
TVK2, a sister channel to TVK, targets a growing Korean-American audience and features music, lifestyle, drama, news and current event programmes in both Korean and English. The English-language original programming is geared to second generation Korean-Americans.
"Koreans have been living in the beautiful state of Hawaii for many years," said Eric Yoon, founder and 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 (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 CEO and president. "Based mostly in or around Honolulu, the Vietnamese have built a strong community and maintain a vibrant Vietnamese culture in Hawaii."
Bob Barlow, president of Oceanic Time Warner Cable, added: "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.”