It has been known from sources that North Korea has publicly executed as many as 80 officers for watching South Korean daily soap. North Korea has been known to impose harsh censorship laws on its people. Its media is strictly controlled by the North Korean government. Content shown on Televisions and the internet is regularly monitored. Laws are made to protect the North Korean citizens from foreign and modern influence.
Television sets are preset to derive only a particular frequency occurrence, no one is allowed to fiddle or manipulate the equipment. Despite all these restrictions in South Korean daily soaps have become widely popular among the masses. DVDs are secretly smuggled into the country. Copies of South Korean television series and programs are confidentially sold in the black market.