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South Korean Broadcasters Contemplate #MeToo Movement

South Korean Broadcasters Contemplate #MeToo Movement

SEOUL, March 15 (Korea Bizwire) — As the #MeToo movement grows in South Korea, TV broadcasters are considering preventative measures to weed out sexual harassment on set. MBC, one of the major national broadcast networks, said on Wednesday the department of drama series has provided sexual harassment prevention training for the staff of the upcoming two-episode [...]

Could Netflix Replace Chinese Market for Korean Dramas?

Could Netflix Replace Chinese Market for Korean Dramas?

SEOUL, Jul. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — Global streaming service Netflix is rapidly emerging as a promising alternative for the South Korean TV industry, as political tension with China, once the biggest export destination of South Korean TV shows, has put a strain on local content creators. Netflix’s recent purchases of South Korean TV series such as [...]

tvN Doubles Down on Time-slip Genre with ‘Chicago Typewriter’

tvN Doubles Down on Time-slip Genre with ‘Chicago Typewriter’

SEOUL, Apr. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s TV dramas have seen a glut of time-slip works in recent years, with varying degrees of success. Series such as “My Love from the Star” and “Guardian” have enjoyed enormous success, while ambitious, high-budget series “Saimdang” is still struggling to make an impact. On the heels of [...]

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 [...]