One-stop-shop for anything K-pop, Korean entertainment

Are you obsessed with anything Korean, K-drama, K-pop, or K-beauty? Then, you are definitely a Koreanboo and there’s a channel designed just right for you. 

GMA Network is giving Filipino viewers a front seat to Asian pop culture with a daily dose of hit shows across the continent. With its partnership with Jungo TV,  the network rewards its audiences with a more exciting viewing experience by launching Hallypop, the newest and first-ever digital channel in the Philippines that’s set to be a one-stop-shop for K-Pop, variety, and entertainment programs beginning Sept. 20. 

“We are grateful to Jungo TV and Mr. Chung for entrusting us with their channel and content to be the first here in the Philippines to distribute their content,” GMA Network Chairman and CEO Felipe L. Gozon, in a statement sent to Manila Standard Entertainment, shared his excitement towards this partnership with international content distributor Jungo TV.

The cast of the hit comedy-variety show ‘Running Man.’
Meanwhile, Jungo TV CEO and co-founder George Chung underscored that Hallypop represents a new and exciting direction in the reimagined world of Asian entertainment.

“We are excited to expand on Hallypop’s success in the United States and honored to be partnered with GMA, led by the vision and leadership of Mr. Gozon, that allows us to bring top-tier Korean and Asian pop culture entertainment to the best and most loyal fans in the world,” the Jungo TV executive said.

Get ready for the best tunes in Korea and the most sensational music show on TV. Fantastic performances and awe-inspiring harmony by the nation's top musicians await viewers on Music Bank. Follow the latest trend in the Korean music scene through the K-chart, a summary of the week's hottest songs.

Know what the hype is all about on the airing of the top-rating South Korean variety show Running Man, as it arrives in the country for the very first time. Experience a mix of thrills with its games and series of missions that are entertaining and will keep viewers at the edge of their seats. 

K-pop group ITZY performs on ‘Music Bank’ stage.
Showcasing the highly-requested concerts in the country and across Asia, HallyStage is set to give the spotlight to the hottest singers in the concert stage.

First Vice President for Program Management Jose Mari R. Abacan aims to widen GMA’s library of content via Hallypop.

“We have the heart of fans and that's going to be seen in the way we program Hallypop. A lot of people are looking forward to that Hallyu (Korean Wave) content. Having another channel that could actually focus on having certain materials like variety shows, K-pop, and reality shows, it can complement what we have started for the Heart of Asia so I'm excited about it because we have a lot of things to learn from these Asian contents.”

South Korean singer-songwriter Kang Daniel guests in the weekly music program ‘Music Bank,’ 
For GMA Affordabox users, be sure to rescan to get dibs on Hallypop’s test broadcast by clicking the SCAN button on the remote and wait for all the exclusive channels to appear. 

A full rundown of Hallypop’s programming is available on

Don’t miss the premiere of Hallypop and its exciting lineup only on GMA Affordabox, the network’s digital TV receiver.

Topics: Jose Mari R. Abacan , Kang Daniel , ITZY , Running Man , GMA Affordabox , Hallypop , George Chung
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