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Two-thirds of S. Koreans Not Interested in Beijing Winter Olympics: Poll

Two-thirds of S. Koreans Not Interested in Beijing Winter Olympics: Poll

SEOUL, Jan. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — Nearly two-thirds of South Koreans have no interest in the upcoming Beijing Winter Olympics, a survey showed Friday. Gallup Korea polled 1,002 South Korean adults from Tuesday to Thursday on their thoughts on the Feb. 4-20 Winter Games in the Chinese capital. And 65 percent said they were not [...]

Over One-third of S. Koreans Paid Subscribers to OTT Platforms Last Year

Over One-third of S. Koreans Paid Subscribers to OTT Platforms Last Year

SEOUL, Jan. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — Over 34 percent of South Koreans were paid subscribers to over-the-top (OTT) media, or video streaming services, a survey showed Thursday. Paid subscribers to OTTs stood at 34.8 percent last year, up 20.4 percentage points from the previous year, according to a survey of 6,834 people over the age [...]

S. Korea Remains No. 2 Most Popular Content Provider on Netflix in Q4 2021

S. Korea Remains No. 2 Most Popular Content Provider on Netflix in Q4 2021

SEOUL, Jan. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea remained the No. 2 supplier of popular content to Netflix in the fourth quarter of last year, U.S. online media have reported. According to What’s On Netflix, a private online site that provides information on Netflix content, on Wednesday (U.S. time), South Korean-made shows accounted for 11.8 [...]

“Single’s Inferno” Star Faces Criticism for Wearing Fake Designer Clothing

“Single’s Inferno” Star Faces Criticism for Wearing Fake Designer Clothing

SEOUL, Jan. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — A famous influencer appearing in the Netflix dating reality show “Single’s Inferno” is facing criticism over infringement of a luxury brand’s intellectual property. “Single’s Inferno” has become the first Korean reality show ever to make it onto the streaming platform’s Top 10 TV Shows chart. Online communities in South [...]

Netflix to Release Record 25 Korean-language Originals This Year

Netflix to Release Record 25 Korean-language Originals This Year

SEOUL, Jan. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — Global streaming service Netflix said Wednesday that more than 25 Korean-language works, including five original films, will be released in 2022, expected to fuel the stellar drive led by the global sensation “Squid Game” last year. “In a bid to continue the successful Korean storytelling, Netflix will release more [...]

Enhypen’s Repackage Album Sold 510,000 Copies in First Week

Enhypen’s Repackage Album Sold 510,000 Copies in First Week

SEOUL, Jan. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — K-pop boy group Enhypen’s latest repackage album sold more than 500,0000 copies in the first week of its release, the group’s management agency said Tuesday. “Dimension: Answer,” a repackaged version of the group’s first full-length album “Dimension: Dilemma” released in October, has sold 514,291 copies for a week from [...]