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Director Bong Joon-ho Gives a Peek at Much-anticipated ‘Okja’

Director Bong Joon-ho Gives a Peek at Much-anticipated ‘Okja’

SEOUL, May 16 (Korea Bizwire) — In his acclaimed sci-fi thriller “Snowpiercer,” Bong Joon-ho offered a dystopian take on the future of human beings devastated by a man-made environmental calamity. Four years later, the Korean director returned with a new film imbued with the same potent message against human hubris, this time through the story [...]

Netflix and YouTube Accelerate Investment in South Korean Entertainment Content in Absence of Local Competitors

Netflix and YouTube Accelerate Investment in South Korean Entertainment Content in Absence of Local Competitors

SEOUL, May 11 (Korea Bizwire) – In the absence of local over-the-top content service providers in South Korea, global OTT giants including Netflix and YouTube are accelerating their efforts to invest in original South Korean entertainment content to crack open a market that has experienced rapid growth in recent years. Despite the majority of the [...]

World Athletics Chief Stresses Importance of School Sports

World Athletics Chief Stresses Importance of School Sports

SEOUL, May 11 (Korea Bizwire) — World athletics chief Sebastian Coe said Wednesday he wants to make the sport well represented in school curriculum so that running can be recognized as a daily exercise for young people. Coe, who has been leading the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) since 2015, landed in South Korea [...]

Figure Skating Hottest Ticket for Pyeongchang 2018 after 1st Phase of Sales

Figure Skating Hottest Ticket for Pyeongchang 2018 after 1st Phase of Sales

SEOUL, May 10 (Korea Bizwire) — The ladies’ figure skating singles final was the hottest ticket for next year’s Winter Olympics to be held in South Korea, organizers said Monday. The organizing committee for the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Games announced the winners of the online ticket lottery on Monday. It said the winners will be [...]

‘Saimdang’ Earns Net Profit, Recoups 75 Pct of Budget from Overseas

‘Saimdang’ Earns Net Profit, Recoups 75 Pct of Budget from Overseas

SEOUL, May 4 (Korea Bizwire) – “Saimdang, Memoir of Colors,” an anticipated high-budget TV series that has yielded weaker-than-expected results, has managed to earn a net profit thanks to strong performance overseas, according to the its production company Thursday.  According to production agency GROUP 8, the SBS TV drama earned 17 billion won (US$15 million) [...]