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YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea — Basic and premium on-base cable customers will see changes in their channel lineup by Thursday, including new movie and music video channels for paying customers, according to an MWR spokeswoman.

Customers with basic cable will get the South Korean news channel YTN as part of the changes, according to Cara Masterson, a spokeswoman for Morale, Welfare and Recreation, which offers the on-base cable packages.

Premium customers — those who pay a monthly fee for extra channels — will get two new movie channels, OCN Movies and MGM Movies, and Korea’s version of MTV, Masterson said.

The changes mean that premium customers at Yongsan Garrison and Daegu will lose some existing channels. Customers on Yongsan will lose CGV (a South Korean movie channel) and M-Net (a music video channel).

Premium customers at Daegu will lose OCN Action, another movie channel, Masterson said.

The changes come because of decisions made by South Korean cable vendors, whom MWR contracts to provide the service on base. The changes are not directly related to a fee increase in the premium package, Masterson said.

That $3 monthly increase is still set for Jan. 1, she said. Currently, the premium package costs $30 a month.

Customers at Yongsan and camps Carroll and Walker will see a few channel-number changes, Masterson said. No new hardware is necessary to view the new channels, she said.


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