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‘Squid Game’ Exposes Social Realities, Much Like ‘Parasite’

‘Squid Game’ Exposes Social Realities, Much Like ‘Parasite’

SEOUL, Sept. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — The popularity of the new Netflix Korean series, “Squid Game,” can be attributed in large part to its exposure of social and capitalist realities, critics said Thursday. In that regard, the nine-part thriller, which revolves around a group of people taking part in a series of deadly games to [...]

Netflix Drama Generates Buzz for Exposing Abuse in Korean Military

Netflix Drama Generates Buzz for Exposing Abuse in Korean Military

SEOUL, Sept. 9 (Korea Bizwire) – Lee Jung-min, a 29-year old office worker in Seoul, recently saw the new Netflix military series “D.P.,” already having been a big fan of its original web comic, “D.P.: Dog Days.” He couldn’t stop watching the six-episode series about soldiers in the D.P. unit, standing for deserter pursuit, whose [...]

Facebook, Netflix Fined over Privacy Violations in S. Korea

Facebook, Netflix Fined over Privacy Violations in S. Korea

SEOUL, Aug. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — A South Korean watchdog on personal information protection on Wednesday fined major foreign platform service providers nearly 6.7 billion won (US$5.7 million) over privacy violations. The Personal Information Protection Commission meted out the penalty against Facebook, Netflix and Google and ordered them to fix the problems following its probe. [...]

Arrival of Disney+ Likely to Stir Up Streaming Service Market in S. Korea

Arrival of Disney+ Likely to Stir Up Streaming Service Market in S. Korea

SEOUL, Aug. 18 (Korea Bizwire) – When Disney+, a content streaming service from Walt Disney Co., starts its service in South Korea in November, this will likely bring seismic change to the landscape of the local streaming service market. Disney+ is currently offering its service in 61 countries in 21 languages, including Asian Pacific countries [...]

Court Rules Against Netflix in Network Usage Fee Dispute

Court Rules Against Netflix in Network Usage Fee Dispute

SEOUL, June 25 (Korea Bizwire) — A Seoul court on Friday ruled against global video streaming giant Netflix in its prolonged network usage fee dispute with South Korean major internet access provider SK Broadband Inc. The Seoul Central District Court dismissed a request from Netflix to confirm that the United States-based video streaming service provider [...]

Netflix to Release Special Episode of ‘Kingdom’ Series Next Month

Netflix to Release Special Episode of ‘Kingdom’ Series Next Month

SEOUL, June 4 (Korea Bizwire) — A special episode of Netflix’s popular original Korean series “Kingdom” will be released next month, the U.S. streaming media service said Friday. “Kingdom: Ashin of the North” will be released July 23 as a “sidequel” to the global Korean zombie sensation “Kingdom” (2019) and “Kingdom Season 2″ (2020), according [...]