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Previous Live BTS Concerts to be Streamed on YouTube to Entertain Fans at Home

Previous Live BTS Concerts to be Streamed on YouTube to Entertain Fans at Home

SEOUL, April 14 (Korea Bizwire) — A series of live concerts K-pop boy band BTS performed since 2014 will be shown for free on YouTube this weekend to entertain fans at home in this time of coronavirus self-quarantine. The band’s management agency, Big Hit Entertainment, said a total of eight concerts and fan meeting events [...]

Wednesday Demonstration Moves Online Due to Coronavirus Outbreak

Wednesday Demonstration Moves Online Due to Coronavirus Outbreak

SEOUL, Feb. 27 (Korea Bizwire) — With the spread of the coronavirus outbreak raising alarm across the country, regular Wednesday demonstrations demanding that Japan apologize for its wartime sexual slavery, protests that have been held continuously since 1992 have also been affected. On Wednesday, for the first time ever, the Korean Council for Justice and [...]

S. Korea Fines Google over YouTube Premium Service

S. Korea Fines Google over YouTube Premium Service

SEOUL, Jan. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s telecommunications regulator said Wednesday it has imposed a fine of 867 million won (US$740,000) on Google Limited Liability Corp. for violating local telecom laws in the operation of its YouTube Premium service. In a two-year investigation through December 2018, the Korea Communications Commission (KCC) found Google didn’t [...]

Gov’t Unveils ‘YouTube Rules’ for Civil Servants

Gov’t Unveils ‘YouTube Rules’ for Civil Servants

SEOUL, Dec. 31 (Korea Bizwire) — In the future, civil servants who do personal broadcasting on the Internet, such as videos uploaded to YouTube, must apply for a concurrent job permit with their agency if they meet certain profit requirements. The Ministry of Personnel Management prepared and unveiled “standard guidelines” including such information on Monday, [...]

‘YouTube Sellers’: A New Keyword for Book Industry

‘YouTube Sellers’: A New Keyword for Book Industry

SEOUL, Dec. 3 (Korea Bizwire) — The YouTube sensation is also impacting the book industry. Yes24, an online bookstore, chose ‘going from media seller to a YouTube seller’ as this year’s trend keyword for publication. “YouTube videos that summarize various books are attracting massive interest, having a heavy impact on bestselling trends,” said Yes24. “Book [...]