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New SK Broadband Service Provides Information on Various Objects Appearing on TV

New SK Broadband Service Provides Information on Various Objects Appearing on TV

SEOUL, Mar. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean fixed-line operator SK Broadband Inc. announced on Thursday that it has released INSIDE, the nation’s first artificial intelligence-based video-on-demand (VOD) service on B tv, an IPTV service provided the company. INSIDE uses artificial intelligence (AI) technology to analyze and learn numerous videos to deduce information on the [...]

Rise of OTT Players Spurs Media M&As in S. Korea

Rise of OTT Players Spurs Media M&As in S. Korea

SEOUL, Feb. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — If the rise of global content streaming services like YouTube and Netflix have taught any lessons to those in the Korean media industry, one thing is for sure: You have to become big to survive. An explosive growth in demand for over-the-top (OTT) content in the world’s most-connected country [...]

SK Broadband Joins Ties with Domino’s Pizza to Track Deliveries

SK Broadband Joins Ties with Domino’s Pizza to Track Deliveries

SEOUL, Apr. 9 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s IT firm SK Broadband Inc. said Monday it has joined forces with popular chain Domino’s Pizza to allow users to track locations of orders using Internet-of-Things (IoT) technology. SK Broadband said the delivery drivers of Domino’s will be given a device that connects to the ordering systems [...]

Controversy Over Facebook’s Free Network Usage Continues

Controversy Over Facebook’s Free Network Usage Continues

SEOUL, May 18 (Korea Bizwire) – The row between South Korean internet provider SK Broadband and social networking giant Facebook continues following reports of connection issues for Facebook users on SK Broadband connections. With the country witnessing for the first time a clash between a foreign content provider and a telecom network over shared broadband network [...]

SK Telecom Still Seeking Digital Platform despite Aborted M&A

SK Telecom Still Seeking Digital Platform despite Aborted M&A

SEOUL, July 29 (Korea Bizwire) – Though the South Korean government quashed SK Telecom’s attempt to take over CJ HelloVision, one of Korea’s leading telecommunications companies is still stepping up to shift its strategy to a ‘digital platform’. SK Telecom had proposed acquiring the nation’s largest cable TV operator, CJ HelloVision, and then merge it with [...]

S. Korean Mobile Carriers’ Takeover Row Boils Over

S. Korean Mobile Carriers’ Takeover Row Boils Over

SEOUL, April 11 (Korea Bizwire) – In a rare joint publicity stunt, South Korea’s two smaller mobile carriers placed an ad in 29 major newspapers late last month to denounce industry leader SK Telecom Co.‘s push to buy the country’s top cable TV operator. “We request that SK Telecom give up on a harmful acquisition [...]