Get Baduk TV English for just $20 (or try the new day pass)

We’re really excited to announce that we now have enough customers to reduce the price of Baduk TV English to just $20/month (and we’ve already done so).

Learn more about Go on Baduk TV English.

Baduk TV

Baduk TV is a 24/7 Go TV channel in Korea.

Earlier this year we announced a partnership between Baduk TV and Go Game Guru to bring Baduk TV to Go players worldwide.

A bit later, on we released Baduk TV English, a service which provides high quality translations of Baduk TV programs in English.

New pricing for Baduk TV

Go Game Guru has three different plans for people who want to watch Baduk TV. Here’s the new pricing for them:

  • Baduk TV Live – $7/month (no change to current price at this stage)
  • Baduk TV On Demand – $10/month (price reduced by 50% today)
  • Baduk TV English – $20/month (price reduced by 60% today)

We hope that these new prices (plus the day pass below) will make Baduk TV accessible to even more Go players worldwide.

You can learn more about Baduk TV plans and pricing here, and get all the details of what’s included here.

You can also learn more about Baduk TV and get some free sample videos here.

New day pass – A more flexible price

In addition, some readers told us that they loved Baduk TV, but didn’t always have time to watch it regularly.

They wanted to be able to just watch a few videos now and then, without paying for a monthly subscription.

Well, we listened to you, and that’s why we’ve created the Baduk TV Day Pass, which we’ll be trialing for several months, starting today.

For a small fee ($2.70 at the time of writing) you can watch all the videos you want for 24 hours.

Watch Go lessons and game commentary with English subtitles, browse through over 500 hours of video on demand, or watch a live title match with commentary.

It’s up to you.

The Baduk TV Day Pass gives you instant access to all the features of Baduk TV English, without the monthly subscription.

Click here to start watching now.

What’s on Baduk TV anyway?

Want to know what’s on Baduk TV? That’s easy.

Check the Baduk TV Guide to see what’s showing on live TV right now, or browse the video libraries for Baduk TV English and Baduk TV On Demand.

It’s free to browse episodes (and look at the video transcripts for Baduk TV English), and if you find something that interests you, you only need a day pass to watch.

$1 trial ends Friday, December 21, 2012

As an introductory special, we’ve been offering the first week of Baduk TV English for just $1, when you order a monthly subscription.

That offer ends this week, on Friday, December 21, so this is your last chance to take advantage of it.

If you want to join, you can click here to subscribe to Baduk TV English right now.

Thanks to all subscribers!

This is a big milestone for us, so I’d like to take this opportunity say thank you to everyone who’s subscribed to Baduk TV and helped the service grow to this point.

We could never have come this far without your support, and I’d like to give you my personal thanks, as well as passing on the gratitude of Younggil and Jing.

Thank you for supporting our projects, for trusting us to deliver on our promises, for telling your friends about us and for giving us so much great feedback.

To be honest, we were dismayed earlier this year when we learned just how much it actually costs to translate something properly, and what that meant for pricing Baduk TV English. We thought about giving up on this at that point.

But we tried anyway, and from the beginning I promised you that if there were ever enough customers to make it viable, we’d reduce the price. Thank you for helping me to keep that promise!

The support from the Go community has been humbling, and it gives us the motivation we need to keep Go Game Guru going, day by day.

Thank you.

Questions or comments?

If you have any questions, suggestions or anything else on your mind, please feel free to leave a comment below.

Or, contact us using another method if you prefer.

P.S. please tell your friends!

Please tell your Go playing friends about this so we can afford to keep prices low.

If the Baduk TV Day Pass is a success, we’ll be able to keep it going indefinitely.

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About David Ormerod

David is a Go enthusiast who’s played the game for more than a decade. He likes learning, teaching, playing and writing about the game Go. He's taught thousands of people to play Go, both online and in person at schools, public Go demonstrations and Go clubs. David is a 5 dan amateur Go player who competed in the World Amateur Go Championships prior to starting Go Game Guru. He's also the editor of Go Game Guru.

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  1. frédéric says:

    Thank you Gogameguru for baduk tv.
    Before by month it was 15 video in english and now 8 , is it a problem for translate more video or it’s a choice ?

    • David Ormerod says:

      It’s been difficult finding reliable translators who can consistently translate videos at a high enough standard.

      Each week we (the team at Go Game Guru) found ourselves doing more and more of the work ourselves, to pick up the slack. And it started to affect the amount of other things we could do on this site (like news, lessons, game commentaries etc).

      Even with a translation from a good translator, there’s still a lot of editing work to be done and if the translator isn’t quite good enough, it becomes really difficult, or too difficult to edit it to still provide a good quality product. We have quite a few translations that were never published because of that.

      We’re still hoping to build things up gradually, over time.

  2. Congratulations on advancing on this project.

  3. Hi David,

    Will you be selling baduktv without requiring a PayPal account?


    • David Ormerod says:

      Yes, we’re working on that one James 🙂

      I was hoping to have it up and running by now, but it took longer than expected because the bank sat on the paperwork for three months. We eventually got fed up with that and setup merchant services with (who have been really good).

      I already have credit card payments (without PayPal) working in our Go shop, and I’ve been testing credit card payments for Baduk TV. It’s just not quite ready to go into production yet.

  4. It’s Friday, and I can’t find the 1$ option anymore, thought it will “end” after Friday, but guess I was wrong?

    • David Ormerod says:

      It was still available to everyone who subscribed to Baduk TV English on that day, we just weren’t promoting it anymore because we were getting ready to change things.

      Everyone who subscribed before the weekend was only charged $1 for the first week and I waited until the Sunday (Asia-Pacific time) before Christmas to change that so that people in other timezones didn’t miss out.