SEOUL, Dec. 13 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s exports of TV programs spiked over the past two years, helped by the growing popularity of Korean culture, government data showed Sunday.
According to the data by the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning and the Korea Communications Commission, South Korea’s exports of TV programs came to US$256.28 million last year.
This is up 7 percent from a year earlier and also marks a 42.6 percent hike compared with $179.72 million worth of program exports in 2012, the data showed.
Major export destinations were mostly Asian countries, including Japan and China.
Such terrestrial broadcasting networks as KBS, MBC and SBS exported $67.88 million worth of programs to Japan last year or 32 percent of their total overseas sales, followed by Hong Kong with $48.78 million and China with $43.21 million.
Of program providers, China was the largest market to which they sold $13.72 million worth of programs last year, the data showed.