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Mobile Content Providers Turn to Idols for Marketing Push

Mobile Content Providers Turn to Idols for Marketing Push

SEOUL, May 22 (Korea Bizwire) — Smartphone content platforms are hiring popular idol stars to tout their wares, which experts say is a strategy that hinges on the fan base of popular stars aimed at expanding user numbers quickly. SK Broadband exclusively aired “EXO’s World Trip on a Ladder” yesterday via its mobile app Oksusu. [...]

T-ara’s Jiyeon Signs Exclusive Contract with Chinese Talent Agency

T-ara’s Jiyeon Signs Exclusive Contract with Chinese Talent Agency

SEOUL, May 17 (Korea Bizwire) — Girl Group T-ara member Jiyeon has signed an exclusive contract with Chinese entertainment management agency Longzhen Cultural Development, the agency said Thursday. “The contract with Jiyeon was signed last month,” Longzhen said in a press release. “Longzhen will be in charge of managing Jiyeong’s activities in various fields including [...]

Documentary Chronicles Irish Priest’s Transformative Legacy on Jeju Island

Documentary Chronicles Irish Priest’s Transformative Legacy on Jeju Island

JEJU, May 16 (Korea Bizwire) — The story of Father Patrick James McGlinchey, known in Korean as Yim Pee-jae, has been developed into a documentary film. The Yim Pee-jae Commemorative Project will screen a sneak preview of the documentary film ‘Isidore, The Miracle of Jeju’ at Megabox Jeju on May 25. Yang Jin-gun, the film’s [...]

BTS’ Latest Japanese Album Becomes Platinum, Topping 250,000 in Sales

BTS’ Latest Japanese Album Becomes Platinum, Topping 250,000 in Sales

SEOUL, May 11 (Korea Bizwire) — Sales of K-pop sensation BTS’ latest Japanese album topped the 250,000 threshold, grabbing the platinum record status from the Japanese record industry, its agency said Friday. The third full-length BTS album in Japan, “Face Yourself,” has recently surpassed 250,000 copies in sales and won the certification from the Recording [...]

Seoul Launches “eSports” Tours for Foreign Visitors

Seoul Launches “eSports” Tours for Foreign Visitors

SEOUL, May 9 (Korea Bizwire) — eSports is making waves as a new front of “Hallyu”, the Korean wave of pop culture, and is being developed to attract international tourists to Seoul. The city government of Seoul revealed yesterday that it will operate a trial “eSports Tour Program” targeting foreign visitors, in efforts to expand [...]

Samsung to Supply Onyx Cinema LED Solution to Latin America

Samsung to Supply Onyx Cinema LED Solution to Latin America

SEOUL, May 1 (Korea Bizwire) — Samsung Electronics Co. said Tuesday it agreed to supply its light-emitting diode (LED) display solution to a major Mexican theater chain last week, speeding up efforts to promote global sales of its premium cinema screen. The company said it signed the agreement with the Mexico-based theater chain Cinemex on [...]