Oceanic Time Warner Cable has added two Asian networks, TVK2 and Saigon Broadcasting Television Network (SBTN), to its channel lineup.
TVK2, which is 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 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 island and we look forward to serving the community."
Saigon Broadcasting Television Network (SBTN) said it was first 24-hour Vietnamese channel in America on cable to offer 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."
TVK2 is available at no additional cost as part of a basic video subscription while SBTN is available for $14.99 per month.