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Coupang Play Steps Up to Revamp Content Prior to Disney+’s Arrival

Coupang Play Steps Up to Revamp Content Prior to Disney+’s Arrival

SEOUL, Sept. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — With Disney+ soon to enter and intensify competition in the South Korean video streaming market, Coupang Inc. is stepping up to improve its own streaming platform. Mobile app tracker Wiseapp conducted a survey of smartphone users who are 10 years old or older, which showed that Coupang Play, a [...]

Virtual Humans Emerge as New Contenders in Content Industry

Virtual Humans Emerge as New Contenders in Content Industry

SEOUL, Sept. 6 (Korea Bizwire) – Virtual humans are sweeping through multiple industries including content creation, gaming and even finance. Rozy, a virtual influencer and model, has shot various advertisements for hotels, electric vehicles, fashion brands and even environmental campaigns. It is estimated that Rozy has earned as much as 1 billion won (US$864,300) solely [...]

Movie Theaters Continue to Diversify to Attract Customers

Movie Theaters Continue to Diversify to Attract Customers

SEOUL, June 21 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s major movie theaters are increasingly attempting to explore new types of content by leveraging their strengths in big screens and audio systems. Lotte Cinema, one of the three biggest multiplex chains in the country, unveiled ‘Pop-up Travel Live’ in collaboration with travel content maker Guide Live. The [...]

Netflix Moves to Invest in S. Korean Content

Netflix Moves to Invest in S. Korean Content

SEOUL, Aug. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — Global streaming giant Netflix Inc. has topped South Korea’s over-the-top (OTT) service ranking in the four years since its debut, largely thanks to a localization strategy focused on investing massive sums into the production of local content, experts say. Initially, Netflix faced unwilling customers who weren’t used to the [...]

Korean Broadcasting Most Popular in Turkey Among Korean Wave Strongholds

Korean Broadcasting Most Popular in Turkey Among Korean Wave Strongholds

SEOUL, Dec. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — Turkey is the country that sees the most Korean broadcasting content among broadcasting hub countries with the potential to spread the Korean Wave. The Korea Communications Commission surveyed 2,355 local viewers in five countries, including the U.S., India, Canada, Turkey and Hungary, regarding Korean broadcasting content viewing experiences, viewing [...]

S. Korean Telecom Providers Allegedly Engage in Discriminatory Acts Against Domestic Content Providers

S. Korean Telecom Providers Allegedly Engage in Discriminatory Acts Against Domestic Content Providers

SEOUL, Apr. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — The Citizens’ Coalition for Economic Justice (CCEJ) has claimed that South Korea’s three major telecommunications companies — KT Corp., LG Uplus Corp., and SK Broadband Inc. — are discriminating against South Korean firms by collecting minimal fees from Google, Facebook, Netflix, and other foreign content providers for accessing their [...]