RFA: N. Korean Elite Secretly Watch S. Korean TV

Write : 2016-08-05 16:56:17 Update : 2016-08-05 18:58:49

Radio Free Asia reported Friday that some members of the North Korean elite are secretly watching South Korean TV programs as signals were picked up near the North's capital Pyongyang.

The report cited a North Korean woman from South Pyeongan Province currently in China as saying that television signals transmitted from South Korea can be picked up in areas near Pyongyang such as Pyongsong and Sunchon.

She said that people who are watching South Korean television are mostly the elite class and they are strictly keeping it a secret.

Another source on North Korean affairs noted that South Korean TV programs can be viewed in Pyongyang as well as the Hwanghae and Hamgyeong provinces and coastal cities.

The source said that signals are particularly well received on flat lands and along coastlines, adding that images are more clear on cloudy days.

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