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Helbiz Media Signs Agreement with MLB to Stream Next Three Seasons on Helbiz Live

Helbiz Media Signs Agreement with MLB to Stream Next Three Seasons on Helbiz Live

NEW YORK, March 21 (Korea Bizwire) — Helbiz Inc. (NASDAQ: HLBZ), a global leader in micro-mobility and the first in its industry to be publicly listed on the Nasdaq, today announced an agreement between Helbiz Media, the company’s media arm and streaming entertainment service, and Major League Baseball (MLB), the North American professional baseball league, [...]

Local Streamer Watcha to Launch New Platform with Music, Webtoons

Local Streamer Watcha to Launch New Platform with Music, Webtoons

SEOUL, Feb. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — Watcha, a homegrown over-the-top service, said Tuesday it plans to kick off a new platform that provides music and webtoon contents in addition to its current video streaming service. The latest move comes amid growing competition in the local video streaming market led by global streaming giant Netflix, followed [...]

SK Broadband Rolls Out New All-in-one OTT Platform

SK Broadband Rolls Out New All-in-one OTT Platform

SEOUL, Jan. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — SK Broadband Co., a major South Korean internet service provider (ISP), on Tuesday launched a new all-in-one platform that offers content from five streaming services, including Apple TV+. The company’s latest PlayZ platform allows users to search and watch media content from five over-the-top services, including homegrown players Wavve, [...]

Over One-third of S. Koreans Paid Subscribers to OTT Platforms Last Year

Over One-third of S. Koreans Paid Subscribers to OTT Platforms Last Year

SEOUL, Jan. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — Over 34 percent of South Koreans were paid subscribers to over-the-top (OTT) media, or video streaming services, a survey showed Thursday. Paid subscribers to OTTs stood at 34.8 percent last year, up 20.4 percentage points from the previous year, according to a survey of 6,834 people over the age [...]

Global, Homegrown Streamers Launch Charm Offensives in S. Korea

Global, Homegrown Streamers Launch Charm Offensives in S. Korea

SEOUL, Dec. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — Kim Su-yeon, a 39-year old office worker based in Seoul, loves to binge watch Korean TV series on weekends or holidays on the small old TV in her room. Last week, she finished the latest episodes of romance series like “Melancholia,” “Reflection of You,” “The King’s Affection” and “The [...]

CJ’s Tving Emerges as Major Threat in S. Korean Streaming Service Market

CJ’s Tving Emerges as Major Threat in S. Korean Streaming Service Market

SEOUL, Jan. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — The fast-growing South Korean video streaming service market has entered a new phase as local over-the-top (OTT) service operator Tving pulled off a sharp increase in its users last year, data showed Wednesday. Tving gained two notches to finish third in the latest ranking of OTT service providers released [...]

E-commerce Giant Coupang Launches Video Streaming Service

E-commerce Giant Coupang Launches Video Streaming Service

SEOUL, Dec. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — Coupang Corp., South Korea’s leading e-commerce operator, said Thursday it has launched a subscription-based video streaming service, heating up competition in the country’s growing over-the-top (OTT) media market. The e-commerce giant said its new service, Coupang Play, is currently available on Android smartphones and it will expand support for [...]