By THE NATION
True4U Channel 24 kicks off the New Year with a new strategy “True for All, More 4U” which sees a strengthening of its content offerings and an adjustment in scheduling to ensure viewers enjoy high-quality entertainment.
BamBam Got7 will team up with his Korean bandmates for “GOT7 Real Thai”.
“True4U’s business direction in 2019 will focus on world-class quality content in addition to the sports content that has long been our strength. We’ll have more movies, series, game shows, variety shows, and reality programmes. We’ve also adjusted the schedule to better match viewers’ lifestyles,” says Apicha Honghirunruang, managing director of True4U.
Ananda Everingham and Baifern Pimchanok will star in “Secret Garden”.
Among the programme highlights in the first half of this year are “GOT7 Real Thai”. Featuring BamBam, Mark, Young-jae and Jin-young from the much-loved K-pop boy band GOT7, it sees the young heartthrobs travelling around Thailand with guardians portraying characters from Thai folktales and a Thai version of the Korean series “Secret Garden” starring Ananda Everingham and Pimchanok “Baifern” Luevisadpaibul. Another must-watch is “Voice”, a drama-thriller series starring Khemanit “Pancake” Jamikorn and Andrew Gregson.
Khemanit “Pancake” Jamikorn and Andrew Gregson will star in "Voice."
Upcoming music shows include “Melody to Masterpiece”, a reality programme in which teams from four music labels will compete to win a weekly challenge set by special guests The Melody. Only two of them will be selected to produce special songs using limited resources and time and the best song will be named a true “Masterpiece”.
Five boys become coaches in “Cuteboy Thailand”.
“Cuteboy Thailand” is also a reality TV show and seeks good-looking boys with a dream. The contestants will be coached by five leading cuteboys, namely the King of Smart Chutavuth “March” Pattarakampol, the King of Alpha Male Nat Sakdatorn, the King of Sport Sattaphong “Tao” Phiangphor, the King of Entertainment by Tanont “Nont” Chamroen, and the King of Gentleman by Ratchanont “Guy” Suprakob. The winner will become Thailand’s first Cuteboy to hold a ticket to the entertainment business.
“You Are My Fantasy” fulfils a lucky winner’s dream of going on a date with a superstar. DJ Nui, John Winyu and Kwang Orakarn will host the show with a long list of surprise guests.
The finalists of "Cuteboy Thailand"
“True4U believes that great content is key to attracting larger audiences. This year, we continue our commitment to producing high-quality contents in different genres including series, game shows, reality shows and sports. This guarantees that our audience will experience fresh, fun yet flexible entertainment programmes. They will also receive many privileges,” said Teerasak Arunrermwattana, group director of True Content & Media, True Corporation.