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Arirang TV launches 24-hour channel on UN In-house Network Updated: 2015-07-14 22:01:08 KST


Arirang TV will now reach viewers at the UN headquarters in New York.
With the broadcaster's launch on Tuesday of a new 24-hour channel on the UN In-house Network, all UN staff can now view Arirang TV on their computers and TVs in the agency.
Arirang TV is the first Korean channel and only the second Asian channel to establish a five-year partnership with the United Nations following NHK World, which started broadcasting on the network last year.
Other international news channels on the network include CNN International, BBC World and Al Jazeera, among others.
The launch of the new channel comes in an age when global engagement is inevitable, with greater cooperation among nations and an increase in conflicts of national interest.
In this climate, the UN has expressed its hope that the channel will become an effective tool for helping viewers understand and bridge those differences.
Korea can use the channel as an instrument for introducing to the international community its perspective on various issues, such as its historical dispute with Japan and its push for a reunified Korea.
To better serve this purpose and more, Arirang TV will broadcast a mix of news and current affairs programs that cater to the UN network.

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"UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon welcomed Arirang TV to the United Nations, expressing his hope that the channel will soon play a key role in bridging the gap between Korea and the UN.
Hwang Sung-hee, Arirang News, New York."
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