North Korea is launching their own state-run version of Netflix – and they’re calling it Manbang.
Dictator Kim Jong Un keeps strict control over the media in the isolationist country. There are four state sanctioned television channels and a national radio station. They will be the only options available on the video streaming service.
Shows and updates on the Glorious Dictator’s latest adventures will be available on demand, but the government will have the ability to control and monitor the programs watched in each household that uses the service.
As you can imagine, with a name like Manbang, the internet lit up with folks comparing it to a hookup app or gay porn site.
Let the #manbangandchill jokes begin.
— Rafif Yalda (@rafifyalda) August 22, 2016
North Korea is getting their own version of Netflix.
It's called manbang. Manbang and chill. pic.twitter.com/JuAindOPQq
— KartGaming (@KartGaming) August 18, 2016
— Brutha Smith (@BruthaSmith) August 18, 2016
Love a Manbang https://t.co/Tny2EhErKe
— mat whitehead (@matwhi) August 22, 2016
"Manbang and chill" pic.twitter.com/ZzyZYRdEIl
— DCHomos (@DCHomos) August 18, 2016