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15 Popular Korean Culture YouTubers Visit S. Korea

15 Popular Korean Culture YouTubers Visit S. Korea

SEOUL, Jul. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — Fifteen YouTube stars creating videos themed on Korean culture from around the world are visiting South Korea at the invitation of the government, the trip’s organizer said Tuesday. The Korea Foundation for International Culture Exchange said the creators from 12 countries arrived in the country Tuesday for a nine-day [...]

Mobile Carriers Appeal to Children in Commercials

Mobile Carriers Appeal to Children in Commercials

SEOUL, Jun. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean telecom providers are concentrating on children in their latest commercials, a new marketing focus that differs from strategies employed in the past. Traditionally, parents who have purchasing power have always been the main target audience for mobile providers in South Korea, until recently when companies began making [...]

South Korean Video Streaming Platforms Struggle to Catch Up With YouTube

South Korean Video Streaming Platforms Struggle to Catch Up With YouTube

SEOUL, May 23 (Korea Bizwire) – The latest data from market analyst DMC Media has revealed that YouTube was still the most popular video streaming platform on mobile devices in South Korea, chosen by 42.8 percent of 1,000 study participants in April, which was up from the 38 percent observed last year.  YouTube outstripped its [...]

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 [...]

Netflix and YouTube Accelerate Investment in South Korean Entertainment Content in Absence of Local Competitors

Netflix and YouTube Accelerate Investment in South Korean Entertainment Content in Absence of Local Competitors

SEOUL, May 11 (Korea Bizwire) – In the absence of local over-the-top content service providers in South Korea, global OTT giants including Netflix and YouTube are accelerating their efforts to invest in original South Korean entertainment content to crack open a market that has experienced rapid growth in recent years. Despite the majority of the [...]

Singer-actress IU to Sue YouTuber for Slander

Singer-actress IU to Sue YouTuber for Slander

SEOUL, Apr. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — Singer-actress IU plans to sue a man who has made derogatory and suggestive comments towards the star through YouTube videos, her agency said Wednesday. Fave Entertainment, IU’s agency, said in a statement that the YouTube user, referred to as “A” by the company, “habitually made comments slandering and personally [...]

South Korea’s Top YouTube Educators Share Their Stories

South Korea’s Top YouTube Educators Share Their Stories

SEOUL, April 11 (Korea Bizwire) – With millions of ‘how to’ videos readily available, the world’s biggest video streaming platform is often the first go-to destination from simple know-hows like ‘how to use chopsticks’ to more professional skills like computer programming.  Although the most popular YouTube channels in South Korea are still videogame related or [...]