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Airlines, Entertainment, Banking Industries Roll Out Limited Chatbot Services

Airlines, Entertainment, Banking Industries Roll Out Limited Chatbot Services

SEOUL, Nov. 14 (Korea Bizwire) – A portmanteau of “chat” and “robot”, chatbots are computer programs designed to simulate human conversation in both spoken speech and text format. With the seemingly inevitable advent of artificial intelligence approaching nearer by the day, South Korean airlines, entertainment and banking industry players are taking measures to get ahead [...]

KCON Australia Attracts Over 20,000 People in Sydney

KCON Australia Attracts Over 20,000 People in Sydney

SYDNEY, Sept. 26 (Korea Bizwire) – The Korean pop culture festival KCON was held at Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney, Australia over the weekend, attracting over 20,000 Oceanian fans. The event, which has been organized by South Korean entertainment company CJ E&M since 2012, marked its sixth anniversary this year, showcasing the latest K-pop, drama series [...]

CJ E&M Plans to Release 20 Foreign Movies Every Year by 2020

CJ E&M Plans to Release 20 Foreign Movies Every Year by 2020

SEOUL, Sept. 14 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korean content provider CJ E&M has announced plans to release more than a dozen local movies in the international market every year by 2020, a bold move to focus on emerging markets with the South Korean movie industry reaching its saturation point. Jung Tae-seong, the head of movie division [...]

CJ E&M to Build Cultural Content Complex at HallyuWorld

CJ E&M to Build Cultural Content Complex at HallyuWorld

SEOUL, Sept. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — CJ E&M said Wednesday it will build a complex in Goyang, just northwest of Seoul, by the end of 2020 to promote South Korea’s cultural content, better known as hallyu. South Korea’s leading entertainment content and media company said it will invest 1.4 trillion won (US$1.2 billion) in the [...]

2017 KCON Los Angeles Draws 80,000 K-pop Fans: Organizer

2017 KCON Los Angeles Draws 80,000 K-pop Fans: Organizer

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — KCON, a global Korean pop music and culture convention, wrapped up its Los Angeles event Sunday, bringing together tens of thousands of fans of cutting-edge South Korean musicians, fashion and other Korean-related cultural content. A crowd of 80,000 gathered at the three-day KCON LA 2017 held from Friday [...]

‘The Battleship Island’ Sails Smoothly in U.S. Box Office

‘The Battleship Island’ Sails Smoothly in U.S. Box Office

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 8 (Korea Bizwire) – “The Battleship Island,” a Korean film about the dark history of Japan’s Hashima Island off the coast of Nagasaki during World War II, has been showing promising box office results in the U.S., its distributor said Tuesday. According to the distributor CJ E&M, the film by director Ryoo Seung-wan [...]

CJ E&M to Open ‘Hallyu’ Channels in Malaysia, Vietnam, Hong Kong

CJ E&M to Open ‘Hallyu’ Channels in Malaysia, Vietnam, Hong Kong

SEOUL, April 3 (Korea Bizwire) – CJ E&M, South Korea’s leading entertainment and media content company, said Monday it will open new channels exclusively for airing “hallyu” content in Malaysia, Vietnam and Hong Kong.  The company said it will launch a Korean movie channel “tvN Movies” in Malaysia and “TV Blue,” a channel for providing [...]

S. Korean Broadcasters, Content Firms to Attend French TV Trade Show

S. Korean Broadcasters, Content Firms to Attend French TV Trade Show

SEOUL, March 30 (Korea Bizwire) – Over 30 South Korean TV networks and production companies will attend this year’s MIPTV, the world’s largest TV and online content trade show, next month in France, a state-run content agency said Thursday. A total of 19 networks and production firms — including KBS, MBC, SBS and CJ E&M [...]

How CJ Became Ousted President’s Least Favorite Conglomerate With its Liberal Content

How CJ Became Ousted President’s Least Favorite Conglomerate With its Liberal Content

SEOUL, March 29 (Korea Bizwire) – The Park Geun-hye administration’s rule, which collapsed with its leader’s impeachment, was not the best of times for CJ, a major food and media conglomerate in South Korea. A year and half after President Park took office in 2013, CJ Vice Chairwoman Lee Mi-kyung (who was the de facto [...]