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Nostalgia Boom Attracts ‘Forgotten’ K-Pop Celebs to Make Comebacks

Nostalgia Boom Attracts ‘Forgotten’ K-Pop Celebs to Make Comebacks

SEOUL, May 4 (Korea Bizwire) – Even before the term “K-pop” entered the global pop culture lexicon in the mid 2000s, South Korea did have a big and vibrant pop music scene.  During the ’80s and ’90s, Korean pop music — then, and still, commonly referred to as “gayo” at home — was influenced heavily [...]

China Expands Entertainment Industry while Banning Korean Pop Culture: Data

China Expands Entertainment Industry while Banning Korean Pop Culture: Data

SEOUL, Apr. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — China has been expanding its own entertainment industry while banning imports of South Korean cultural content over a missile row, industry data showed Wednesday. Beijing has imposed economic sanctions on South Korea in recent months as Seoul is pushing ahead with the installment of the U.S. Terminal Altitude Area [...]

Report Shows Fading Popularity of “Korean Wave”

Report Shows Fading Popularity of “Korean Wave”

SEOUL, April 11 (Korea Bizwire) – The global popularity of hallyu (the Korean Wave) content is gradually waning.  Based on an online survey of 7,200 consumers from 15 countries in six continents (from October to December 2016), Monday’s report by the Korean Foundation for International Cultural Exchange showed that only 31 percent of the respondents had [...]

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 [...]