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Blue Chips Rush into Netflix-led S. Korean Streaming Service Market

Blue Chips Rush into Netflix-led S. Korean Streaming Service Market

SEOUL, Nov. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — The landscape of the South Korean streaming service market is facing seismic change as new players have been jumping into the booming sector in diversified forms. As the protracted novel coronavirus pandemic has accelerated the trend toward mobile-based binge-watching of content, e-commerce firms, like Coupang and online portal operators, [...]

LG Electronics Expands Hallyu Content on its Smart TV Streaming Service

LG Electronics Expands Hallyu Content on its Smart TV Streaming Service

SEOUL, Oct. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — LG Electronics Inc. said Thursday that more content on the Korean Wave of popular culture can be watched on its smart TVs via its streaming service as the company tries to attract more consumers in major markets amid the pandemic-driven stay-at-home trend. LG Channels will now have more content [...]

Leaked Information Hints at Subscription Fees for Disney Plus in S. Korea

Leaked Information Hints at Subscription Fees for Disney Plus in S. Korea

SEOUL, Sept. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — A leaked document is making the rounds in the streaming community in South Korea after it exposed what could possibly be the subscription pricing for the Disney Plus, a major competitor against Netflix. A recent post on Twitter and other social media revealed that a Disney Plus mobile subscription [...]

S. Korean Streaming Service Market Grows 32.7 pct in 2019

S. Korean Streaming Service Market Grows 32.7 pct in 2019

SEOUL, April 6 (Korea Bizwire) — The South Korean online movie streaming service market expanded 32.7 percent last year from a year earlier on the back of rising demand for binge-watchable mobile platforms, a report showed Monday. According to the annual report published by the Korean Film Council (KOFIC), the total revenue of the over-the-top [...]

Naver to Support Streaming 4K Video on Mobile Platforms

Naver to Support Streaming 4K Video on Mobile Platforms

SEOUL, Feb. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — Naver Corp., South Korea’s dominant Internet portal and search engine, said Friday that it plans to support streaming of 4K content on mobile platforms following the launch of fifth-generation (5G) mobile network service next month. “We will be able to support high-resolution livestreaming service as the lag time will [...]

Content Providers Struggle to Attract Paid Subscribers in South Korea

Content Providers Struggle to Attract Paid Subscribers in South Korea

SEOUL, Jun. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — The number of paid subscribers to online entertainment companies in South Korea has been found to be extremely low, a new industry report has revealed. Only 1.4 percent of South Korean internet users pay to enjoy online content from media outlets, the lowest rate among all online content services, while [...]