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Seven Entertainment Firms to Launch Korean Version of Vevo

Seven Entertainment Firms to Launch Korean Version of Vevo

SEOUL, Jul. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s seven leading entertainment companies said Thursday they will launch a joint venture to oversee the global distribution and management of their music videos. The seven entertainment firms — SM, YG, JYP, Big Hit, Mystic, FNC and Star Empire — signed an agreement to launch what is tentatively [...]

BTS’ Upcoming Album Becomes Amazon Best-seller on First Day of Preorders

BTS’ Upcoming Album Becomes Amazon Best-seller on First Day of Preorders

SEOUL, Jul. 19 (Korea Bizwire) – K-pop superstars BTS’ upcoming album, “Love Yourself: Answer,” claimed the No. 1 spot in the CD category of the biggest American online retailer Amazon.com in the first day of preorders, its management agency said Thursday. Preorders for the new BTS album, set for release on Aug. 24, began Wednesday, [...]

Koreas to Continue Peacemaking Mood by Sending Unified Teams to 2018 Asian Games

Koreas to Continue Peacemaking Mood by Sending Unified Teams to 2018 Asian Games

SEOUL, Jul. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea and North Korea will try to continue their peacemaking mood through sport by sending joint teams to the 2018 Asian Games in Indonesia. The Koreas agreed to field joint teams in three sports — basketball, canoeing, and rowing — at this year’s Jakarta-Palembang Asian Games, which will [...]

Chinese TV Shows Continue to Copy Korean Variety Programs

Chinese TV Shows Continue to Copy Korean Variety Programs

SEOUL, Jul. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — The practice of plagiarism of Korean variety television programs by Chinese program producers has become even more explicit recently. Lacking an effective resolution, Korean producers have no way to fight back as of yet. Earlier in the month, China’s largest provincial satellite television channel, Hunan TV, launched a new [...]

9 North Korean Films to Screen at the Bucheon Fantastic Film Festival

9 North Korean Films to Screen at the Bucheon Fantastic Film Festival

SEOUL, Jul. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — Following formal approval by the government, feature films produced in North Korea will be screened at the 22nd Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival (BIFAN) to be held for ten days starting tomorrow. Festival organizers included the special screening of nine North Korean films following the conciliatory mood of the [...]

Kenyan Marathoners Fall for a Mountain Trail in Songnisan

Kenyan Marathoners Fall for a Mountain Trail in Songnisan

BOEUN, Jul. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — A relatively new winding path in Songnisan, a national mountain park in North Chungcheong Province’s Boeun-gun, has become a famous training ground for adventurous runners. The trail, which was officially opened to the public two years ago, spans 10 kilometers from Solhyang Park to Songni Tunnel, all situated within [...]