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Popularity of Premium Home Appliances Soars

Popularity of Premium Home Appliances Soars

SEOUL, Apr. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — With an increasing number of ‘homebodies’, those who enjoy spending most of their time at home, it has become clear that large and multifunctional household appliances are gaining significant popularity. Emart Inc., South Korea’s leading discount chain operator, announced on Sunday that the share of 65-inch TV sales exceeded [...]

Second Attempt by Samsung to Develop QD-OLED After 7-year Hiatus

Second Attempt by Samsung to Develop QD-OLED After 7-year Hiatus

SEOUL, Feb. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — With Samsung Electronics Co. investing in QD-OLED technology, which will substitute large TV panels, there is a possibility that the company will reintroduce large OLED panels after a seven-year break. Even though company officials have confirmed that nothing has been decided yet, concern about profitability will eventually lead to [...]

Alcohol, Private Lender Ads Getting Less TV Airtime

Alcohol, Private Lender Ads Getting Less TV Airtime

SEOUL, Oct. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — The number of TV ads for alcoholic beverages and private lenders dropped last year from the year before, records from the communications watchdog showed Friday, apparently as the ads were more broadly distributed to other outlets, such as mobile platforms. Some 19,158 alcohol-related commercials aired on terrestrial and cable [...]

Chinese TV Shows Continue to Copy Korean Variety Programs

Chinese TV Shows Continue to Copy Korean Variety Programs

SEOUL, Jul. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — The practice of plagiarism of Korean variety television programs by Chinese program producers has become even more explicit recently. Lacking an effective resolution, Korean producers have no way to fight back as of yet. Earlier in the month, China’s largest provincial satellite television channel, Hunan TV, launched a new [...]

Demand for Larger TVs Growing in S. Korea

Demand for Larger TVs Growing in S. Korea

SEOUL, Apr. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — The demand for larger television sets has been growing over the past few years in South Korea, industry data showed Thursday, alongside lower average prices. Industry data showed the average size of Samsung Electronics Co.’s TVs sold in the country came to 54 inches last year, up sharply from [...]