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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 [...]

Disney+’s Weekly Episode Release Leaves Viewers Underwhelmed

Disney+’s Weekly Episode Release Leaves Viewers Underwhelmed

SEOUL, Feb. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — Disney+, the flagship streaming service of U.S. media giant Walt Disney Co., unveiled its first Korean series “Grid” last Wednesday. Still, however, there are only a few reactions or reviews of the series throughout online portal sites and communities. This 10-episode series talks about a ‘ghost’ that created the [...]

Disney+ Sees Drop in Daily Active Users Just Seven Days After S. Korean Launch

Disney+ Sees Drop in Daily Active Users Just Seven Days After S. Korean Launch

SEOUL, Nov. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — The number of users for Disney+, the flagship streaming service of U.S. media giant Walt Disney Co., is showing a downward trend after its launch in South Korea, due primarily to criticism over the quality of its captions and a lower user convenience compared to its competitors. Disney+’s daily [...]

S. Korean Streaming Market Faces Fiercer Competition as Disney+ Set to Join

S. Korean Streaming Market Faces Fiercer Competition as Disney+ Set to Join

SEOUL, Oct. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — While the market presence of Netflix in South Korea has recently been buoyed by the worldwide success of “Squid Game,” other big-name global and homegrown streamers, like Disney+ and Tving, have been rolling up their sleeves to shake up the landscape of the local streaming service market. Since its [...]

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 [...]