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Leaked Information Hints at Subscription Fees for Disney Plus in S. Korea

Leaked Information Hints at Subscription Fees for Disney Plus in S. Korea

SEOUL, Sept. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — A leaked document is making the rounds in the streaming community in South Korea after it exposed what could possibly be the subscription pricing for the Disney Plus, a major competitor against Netflix. A recent post on Twitter and other social media revealed that a Disney Plus mobile subscription [...]

S. Korean Thriller ‘#Alive’ Tops Netflix Movie Chart

S. Korean Thriller ‘#Alive’ Tops Netflix Movie Chart

SEOUL, Sept. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s zombie thriller “#Alive” has become the most-streamed movie in the world on Netflix, the film’s local distributor said Friday. Citing data by streaming analytics firm FlixPatrol, Lotte Entertainment said the movie starring Yoo Ah-in and Park Shin-hye placed first on the top movie chart as of Thursday, [...]

Netflix Documentary on BLACKPINK to Premier Oct. 14

Netflix Documentary on BLACKPINK to Premier Oct. 14

SEOUL, Sept. 9 (Korea Bizwire) — Netflix plans to next month release a documentary chronicling BLACKPINK’s four-year journey from talented trainees to K-pop superstars. The streaming giant and YG Entertainment, the band’s agency, said Wednesday “BLACKPINK: Light Up the Sky,” the first Netflix film about a South Korean music band, will premiere Oct. 14. It [...]

Homegrown Internet Companies Strongly Oppose So-called ‘Netflix Act’

Homegrown Internet Companies Strongly Oppose So-called ‘Netflix Act’

SEOUL, Sept. 9 (Korea Bizwire) — After the enforcement ordinance for the revision of the Telecommunication Business Act, the so-called ‘Netflix Free Ride Prevention Act,’ was unveiled, South Korea’s homegrown Internet companies voiced strong concerns about key provisions such as service maintenance and application standards. The enforcement ordinance of the Telecommunication Business Act, announced on [...]

Telcos Boost Video Streaming Services amid Pandemic

Telcos Boost Video Streaming Services amid Pandemic

SEOUL, Aug. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s three major telecom operators are strengthening video streaming services, industry officials said Friday, as online media consumption grows amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The telecom firms — SK Telecom Co., KT Corp. and LG Uplus Corp. — have focused on boosting their over-the-top (OTT) media services or expanding [...]

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 [...]

Netflix Set to Further Boost Presence in S. Korea via Partnership with KT

Netflix Set to Further Boost Presence in S. Korea via Partnership with KT

SEOUL, July 31 (Korea Bizwire) — Global streaming giant Netflix Inc. may further boost its presence in South Korea as its subscribers will have more access to the service through its partnership with local telecom operator KT Corp. KT said Friday it will start offering Netflix’s service on its pay TV platform, with KT’s Olleh [...]

Netflix Japan Calls Gwangju Democratization Movement a ‘Riot’

Netflix Japan Calls Gwangju Democratization Movement a ‘Riot’

SEOUL, July 21 (Korea Bizwire) — The Japanese unit of the U.S. streaming giant Netflix is at the center of criticism after calling South Korea’s Gwangju Democratization Movement a ‘riot’ during its introduction of South Korean film “A Taxi Driver.” The 2017 box-office hit tells the story of a Seoul taxi driver who happens to [...]