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King Sejong Institute Offers New Korean Learning Program Using K-pop, K-dramas

King Sejong Institute Offers New Korean Learning Program Using K-pop, K-dramas

SEOUL, May 4 (Korea Bizwire) — A state-run Korean language education center said Tuesday it has launched a new Korean learning program using popular K-pop and K-drama content. The new series, titled “K-wave Korean,” carries 52 five-minute video clips in English and provides subtitles in four other languages — Chinese, Vietnamese, Indonesian and Russian — [...]

Korean Pop Culture Producers Eyeing Southeast Asia

Korean Pop Culture Producers Eyeing Southeast Asia

SEOUL, Dec. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — Southeast Asian countries are emerging as a new market for Korean broadcasting content, in line with the government’s aggressive foreign policy initiative called the New Southern Policy, which gained momentum via a South Korea-Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) special summit in Busan last month. The region can provide [...]

Netflix Starts to Eye Korea-made Content

Netflix Starts to Eye Korea-made Content

SEOUL, Nov. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — Netflix has been speeding up efforts to strengthen strategic partnerships with South Korean content creators in an apparent move to expand its influence in the country’s burgeoning streaming service market. Last week, the U.S.-based streaming giant inked a deal with CJ ENM, an entertainment unit of CJ Group, and [...]