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Reporter : Lee Gyu-lee
Fri, July 1, 2022 | 01:56
Homegrown OTT services take leap forward to win in competitive market
Local over-the-top (OTT) services are making vigorous efforts to step up their game in the country's heated streaming war by securing sizable investments and providing original content. Entertainment giant CJ ENM's streaming service Tving announced Friday that it has raised about 250 billion won ($291.1 million) in investments by issuing new stocks which were acquired by loca...
K-pop artists postpone music releases, debuts amid Omicron surge
A number of K-pop groups are postponing their scheduled activities as the current wave of COVID-19 infections is rocking the music industry.
Disney+ original mystery series 'Grid' sends message about saving Earth: director
The global streaming platform Disney+ debuted another Korean original series, the sci-fi mystery “Grid,” Wednesday, hoping to give a boost to its stagnating performance in Korea. Directed by filmmaker Lee Khan, who led the action film “The Divine Move 2: The Wrathful” (2019), the new suspense thriller revolves around a mysterious figure called “Ghost” (Lee Si-young) who disap...
TV series 'Kill Heel' to delve into dark world of TV shopping hosts
TvN's new female-centric series, “Kill Heel,” scheduled to premiere on Feb. 23, will offer a behind-the-scenes look into the world of home shopping hosts.
'Unexpected Business 2' to highlight rural town customers' vibe: producer
Ryu Ho-jin, the producer of tvN's reality show, “Unexpected Business,” was confident that its upcoming season 2 will be funnier, grander and more dynamic than the previous season. Starring A-list actors Zo In-sung and Cha Tae-hyun, the reality show invites the two long-time friends to take over a small grocery store for 10 days in a rural town. It follows the two actors' mish...
'Squid Game' most favorite Korean drama in 2021: survey
“Squid Game,” Netflix's biggest hit Korean original series, was the most popular Korean drama among global audiences in 2021, according to a survey on hallyu trends by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the Korean Foundation for International Cultural Exchange, Monday.
Director Yeon Sang-ho to create 'new universe' with gaming company Smilegate
Director Yeon Sang-ho has inked an intellectual property partnership agreement with local gaming company Smilegate. The director, who was at the helm of the hit film “Train to Busan” and Netflix series “Hellbound,” will join hands with the game developer to create a new “fictional universe” by next year at the earliest.
Park Hae-joon takes to small screen with Tving's new comedy series
Actor Park Hae-joon is set to lead local streaming service Tving's new original series, “I Haven't Done My Best Yet,” about two years after playing his breakthrough role in JTBC's hit series, “The World of the Married,” in 2020. Based on the Japanese comic series, “I'll Give It My All ... Tomorrow,” the comedy series revolves around a 44-year-old man, Nam Geum-pil (Park), who...
[INTERVIEW] Lee Seo-jin goes all-out for laughs in 'Dr. Park's Clinic'
Actor Lee Seo-jin's latest character - a bald, struggling doctor - in the comedy series, “Dr. Park's Clinic,” shocked many people who are familiar with his image as a gentle, sophisticated NYU Stern graduate with memorable performances in romantic series. The actor expressed that he was ready to go all-out in creating the hilarious character for the very first comedy series o...
Bae Suzy set to release new music after 4 year hiatus
Singer and actress Bae Suzy will be reemerging in the K-pop scene with a new digital single “Satellite.” The singer's agency, Management Soop, announced Thursday that Bae will be releasing her latest music about four years after she released the second mini-album “Faces of Love” in 2018.