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Thailand Spotlights Webtoons with National Story Contest in Partnership with Kakao Entertainment

Thailand Spotlights Webtoons with National Story Contest in Partnership with Kakao Entertainment

SEOUL, Mar. 1 (Korea Bizwire) – Thailand is turning its attention to the burgeoning world of webtoons, a digital comic format that has gained significant traction globally. In an initiative led by the Thai government, the Department of Intellectual Property, in collaboration with Kakao Entertainment Thailand and KP Comics Studio, has launched the “T-Toon Project.” This [...]

Kakao Entertainment, Colombia Record Team Up for IVE’s North American Debut

Kakao Entertainment, Colombia Record Team Up for IVE’s North American Debut

SEOUL, March 24 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean entertainment company Kakao Entertainment said Friday it will partner with American record label Columbia Records for K-pop girl group IVE’s debut in the North American market. Kakao Entertainment America struck a partnership agreement with Columbia Records, a subsidiary of Sony Music, to support the group’s first official [...]

Kakao Entertainment to Close Tapas Entertainment’s Korean Branch Next Month

Kakao Entertainment to Close Tapas Entertainment’s Korean Branch Next Month

SEOUL, March 14 (Korea Bizwire) — Kakao Entertainment Corp. plans to close the Korean unit of Tapas Entertainment, a North American webtoon and webnovel platform, next month, industry sources said Tuesday. The entertainment arm under tech giant Kakao has recently notified Tapas Entertainment’s employees of its plan to liquidate the Korean unit and offered consolation [...]

Kakao Entertainment Secures 1.2 tln Won in Investment from Sovereign Wealth Funds

Kakao Entertainment Secures 1.2 tln Won in Investment from Sovereign Wealth Funds

SEOUL, Jan. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — Kakao Entertainment Corp., an entertainment, media and publishing unit under the South Korean tech giant Kakao Corp., said Thursday that it has secured a 1.2 trillion-won ($963.8 million) investment from global sovereign wealth funds. The company said it is the largest overseas investment raised by a South Korean content [...]

Kakao Entertainment Unveils 2022 Lineup

Kakao Entertainment Unveils 2022 Lineup

SEOUL, April 13 (Korea Bizwire) — Kakao Entertainment, a major media and entertainment company in South Korea, on Wednesday unveiled TV series and movies for its 2022 lineup. Among original series for its streaming service Kakao TV are mid-form romantic comedy “Marriage White Paper,” fantasy “Borrowed Body” and coming-of-age drama “Aqua Man.” Starring Lee Jin-wook [...]

Kakao Entertainment Asks Webtoon Artists to “Not Frustrate China”

Kakao Entertainment Asks Webtoon Artists to “Not Frustrate China”

SEOUL, Oct. 1 (Korea Bizwire) — Controversy has sparked after a South Korean firm entering the Chinese market asked webtoon artists and web novel writers to refrain from using expressions that may ‘frustrate’ China. Kakao Entertainment, an entertainment arm of tech giant Kakao Corp., reportedly sent out guidelines on ‘inappropriate expressions about China’ to webtoon [...]