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North Korea has launched its own state-sponsored video streaming site, and it's called Manbang. While it might sound like an adult site, it actually means 'everywhere' or 'every direction' in English. While is ironic, seeing as all it offers is state propaganda.

Viewers can watch documentaries about the leadership, read selected newspaper articles, and watch on-demand lessons in English and Russian. The other content all meets the state's wishes too.

Still, it's a step forward in technology terms for the country. In North Korea, television is something of a novelty – radio signals tend to interfere with the TV signal, but streaming the content gets around that problem.

The man in charge of the project has hailed it as a breakthrough.

"If a viewer wants to watch, for instance, an animal movie and sends a request to the equipment, it will show the relevant video to the viewer... this is two-way communications," Kim Jong Min, who is leading the project, told NK News.

Viewers can also watch five different TV channels in real-time.

Source: NK News

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