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Netflix to Release Record 25 Korean-language Originals This Year

Netflix to Release Record 25 Korean-language Originals This Year

SEOUL, Jan. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — Global streaming service Netflix said Wednesday that more than 25 Korean-language works, including five original films, will be released in 2022, expected to fuel the stellar drive led by the global sensation “Squid Game” last year. “In a bid to continue the successful Korean storytelling, Netflix will release more [...]

‘The Silent Sea’ Tops Netflix’s Official Weekly Chart

‘The Silent Sea’ Tops Netflix’s Official Weekly Chart

SEOUL, Jan. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean sci-fi horror “The Silent Sea” was the most-viewed non-English TV show over a recent one-week period among those on Netflix, the global video streaming service said Wednesday. The drama topped Netflix’s official weekly chart for non-English TV programs with 47.8 million hours of viewing for the week [...]

Ministry Announces Guideline on Stable Online Services by Netflix, Google

Ministry Announces Guideline on Stable Online Services by Netflix, Google

SEOUL, Dec. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — The Ministry of Science and ICT on Tuesday unveiled a guideline on a revised law requiring Netflix and other tech giants to improve their online service quality. Last December, South Korea passed a law revision holding online content service providers accountable if they fail to maintain stable services amid [...]

‘Hellbound’ is Universal Story of Life, Death, Humanity: Yeon Sang-ho

‘Hellbound’ is Universal Story of Life, Death, Humanity: Yeon Sang-ho

SEOUL, Nov. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — Director Yeon Sang-ho of the supernatural horror series “Hellbound” said he was stunned to learn that the film debuted at No. 1 on the most-watched TV program list shortly after its global release on Netflix earlier this month. Yeon, who had directed the hit zombie thriller “Train to Busan” [...]

‘Hellbound’ Tops Netflix’s Official Weekly Chart

‘Hellbound’ Tops Netflix’s Official Weekly Chart

SEOUL, Nov. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean fantasy horror “Hellbound” was the most-viewed TV show over a recent one-week period among those on Netflix, the global video streaming service said Wednesday. “Hellbound” topped Netflix’s official weekly chart for non-English TV programs with 43.5 million hours of viewing for the week from Nov. 15-21, outnumbering [...]

Netflix Official Says Its Network Usage Does Not Clog Bandwidth in S. Korea

Netflix Official Says Its Network Usage Does Not Clog Bandwidth in S. Korea

SEOUL, Nov. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean users pay enough to local internet service providers for bandwidth required in accessing Netflix, a company executive said Tuesday, in a thinly veiled comment that the U.S. streaming giant will not pay network usage fees. Netflix has been under fire in South Korea for refusing to pay [...]