Shorter wait for latest K-dramas

Mask, starring (from left) Joo Ji Hoon, Soo Ae, Yeon Jeong Hun and Yu In Young, will premiere on channel One on May 28, within 24 hours of its first telecast in South Korea.

The wait to catch some of the latest Korean dramas will soon be shortened.

Primetime dramas from SBS, one of South Korea's three major networks, will be aired on cable television within 24 hours of their first telecast at home. This is much faster than the previous window of three to four weeks.

Korean entertainment cable channel One made the announcement yesterday as part of its "commitment to presenting fresh and top-rated content" to viewers. The dramas will be aired with subtitles in English, Chinese and Malay.

One has carried SBS hit dramas such as My Love From The Star (2014) and The Inheritors (2013). The new broadcast arrangement will kick in on May 28 with the premiere of SBS's latest offering, the melodrama Mask, starring veteran actress Soo Ae, heart-throb Joo Ji Hoon and Hoya of boyband Infinite.

The next drama on the fast track is the romance High Society, premiering on June 9. The cast includes leggy Uee from pop group After School, model-turned-actor Sung Joon and boyish Park Hyung Sik from boyband ZE:A.

Catch the following shows on One (StarHub TV Channels 124, 820 and 823; and Singtel TV channels 513 and 604): Mask, premiering on May 28 at 8.55pm, airs on Thursday and Friday at 8.55pm. True Romance premiering on June 9 at 8.55pm, airs on Tuesday and Wednesday at 8.55pm.

This article was first published on May 19, 2015.
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