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S. Korean Team in Australian Baseball League Holds 1st Day of Open Tryouts

S. Korean Team in Australian Baseball League Holds 1st Day of Open Tryouts

GWANGJU, Sept. 17 (Korea Bizwire) – A new, all-Korean team set to join the Australian Baseball League (ABL) this year held the first day of open tryouts on Monday, extending lifelines to castoffs ranging from failed former pros to undrafted high school graduates. The yet-to-be-named club, which will be based in Geelong, 75 kilometers southwest [...]

BTS Drops Plan to Release Song by Japanese Producer amid Fans’ Outcry

BTS Drops Plan to Release Song by Japanese Producer amid Fans’ Outcry

SEOUL, Sept. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — Responding to a wild outcry by fans, BTS canceled its plan to release a new Japanese song in collaboration with a Japanese producer accused of chauvinism and misogyny. “Due to reasons concerning the production, the track list for the Japanese album scheduled for release in November will be changed. [...]

S. Korea’s First Casino Resort Set to Open More Entertainment Facilities

S. Korea’s First Casino Resort Set to Open More Entertainment Facilities

INCHEON, Sept. 13 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s first casino and hotel complex Paradise City will open more entertainment and leisure facilities next week, its operator said Thursday. The 330,000-square-meter resort’s second round of opening will encompass a new boutique hotel, a spa, a club and a shopping arcade, according to Paradise Segasammy Co. “We [...]

Virtual Reality Service on IPTV to Be Available by Year-end…KT CEO

Virtual Reality Service on IPTV to Be Available by Year-end…KT CEO

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 12 (Korea Bizwire) --KT Corp., South Korea’s leading wireless and fixed-line services provider, will launch a virtual reality service on Internet protocol television by the end of the year, its CEO said Wednesday, in a move to boost its presence in the growing business. Hwang Chang-gyu made the announcement in a meeting [...]

Brands Increasingly Hire TV Celebs Who Are Fans of Their Products

Brands Increasingly Hire TV Celebs Who Are Fans of Their Products

SEOUL, Sept. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — The established practice of a handful of top stars dominating various advertisements is becoming a norm of the past. Instead, the delivery of a model’s genuine quality via advertisements has become a new marketing strategy within the ad industry. According to industry insiders, there have been an increasing number [...]