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Trashy Tabloid Reporter Becomes Hero in SBS’s ‘Distorted’

Trashy Tabloid Reporter Becomes Hero in SBS’s ‘Distorted’

SEOUL, July 20 (Korea Bizwire) – Actor Namkoong Min, who portrayed a righteous accountant fighting corruption in “Good Manager,” is returning to television next week as a slimeball tabloid reporter in SBS TV’s “Distorted.” “I wanted to take a break after ‘Good Manager.’ I thought I exhausted myself by portraying non-stop characters (in multiple works), [...]

S. American Fans Salute 7th Anniversary of ‘Running Man’

S. American Fans Salute 7th Anniversary of ‘Running Man’

SEOUL, Jul. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — “Running Man,” SBS TV’s weekend variety show, has been saluted by South American fans for its seventh year, according to the network Thursday. The program’s fan club covering Mexico, Argentina, El Salvador and Peru, sent 20 kilograms of rice to the showrunners, congratulating them for the show’s seventh year, [...]

‘Whisper’ Leads TV Race, ‘Rebel’ Ends in Moderate Success

‘Whisper’ Leads TV Race, ‘Rebel’ Ends in Moderate Success

SEOUL, May 18 (Korea Bizwire) — SBS TV’s legal thriller “Whisper” maintained its lead in the Monday-Tuesday late night TV race, while its nearest rival “Rebel: Thief Who Stole the People” ended its run with moderate success, according to data Wednesday. The rating for Tuesday night’s episode 15 of “Whisper” stood at 16.4 percent nationwide, [...]

Korean Broadcasters Expand Mobile Offerings

Korean Broadcasters Expand Mobile Offerings

SEOUL, June 27 (Korea Bizwire) – With an increasing number of Koreans consuming video content via mobile devices, major Korean broadcasters are expanding their offerings to mobile broadcasting.  SBS, MBC, and tvN recently launched mobile content brands Mobidic, MBig TV, and tvNgo, with stiff competition between broadcasters to attract mobile-friendly consumers.  TvNgo has been the [...]

Boom of Korean TV Series Grips Argentina

Boom of Korean TV Series Grips Argentina

SEOUL, March 11 (Yonhap) – South Korean TV dramas are captivating viewers in Argentina, another sign that the popularity of “hallyu” is rising in Latin America. “Stairway to Heaven” starring Kwon Sang-woo and Choi Ji-woo has recently been hovering around fifth in the local viewership ranking, according to the Korean Cultural Center in the South American country, [...]