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A Korean TV set is seen in a North Korean officials house in the Rajin-Sonbong special economic zone (file photo). A Korean TV set is seen in a North Korean official’s house in the Rajin-Sonbong special economic zone (file photo).
South Korean TV programs can now be watched even in the northernmost part of North Korea if the channels are adjusted secretly, according to Open Radio for North Korea.
The belief so far was that South Korean channels can be watched in areas close to the South Korean border, such as Hwanghae Province, but the radio station claims it is possible as far North as Onsong, North Hamgyong Province, which is just across the Duman (or Tumen) River from China.
“People in Onsong can watch South Korean programs real-time by adjusting their TV channels,” a source in Onsong said. “The North Korean authorities give out licenses to watch TV and listen to radio only if the channels are soldered in place to prevent people from clandestinely watching or listening to foreign programs, but people with enough technical knowledge can alter the channels.”