North Korea is launching their own version of Netflix called ‘Manbang’

North Korea is launching their own version of Netflix called ‘Manbang’
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un discovers the computer in 2014. The dictator reportedly spent hours playing Centipede and giggling madly. Photo: North Korean official news agency, KCNA.

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.

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