TBI Tech & Analysis: What Netflix account-sharing fees will mean for Korean growth

With Netflix now cracking down on account sharing, Omdia’s Jun Wen Woo explores what the impact of these extra charges will be for the streamer in South Korea. Starting November 2023, Netflix in South Korea began charging an additional KRW5,000 ($3.85) per member for account sharing with those who do not live in the same […]

Paramount+ adds three Korean dramas, completing CJ ENM co-development commitment

Paramount+ has commissioned three new South Korean original series, completing the seven-title commitment struck with CJ ENM and its streaming platform TVING in 2021. The new shows, Dongjae, The Good Or The Bastard, Dreaming Of Cinde Fxxxing Rella and Pyramid Game, will launch exclusively on the service in the US, Canada, UK, Australia, Latin America, […]

Momo Film & Bros Studio partner to adapt Kenaz webtoons

Momo Film, the Beach House Pictures-owned Singapore production company, has signed a co-production deal with Seoul-based Bros Studio to develop a slate of Kenaz webtoons into scripted content. The deal will see the two companies adapting the comics, which are designed specifically for mobile phones, to bring them to life as television series for international […]

All3Media Int’l recruits BBCS’ Tony Ziran Tang for APAC sales

London-based distributor All3Media International has appointed BBC Studios’ Tony Ziran Tang as VP of sales for Asia Pacific. Reporting to Sabrina Duguet, EVP of Asia Pacific, Tang will be responsible for co-productions and finished programme and format sales in China, Korea, Japan, across TV, local digital platforms and home entertainment. Tang arrives at All3media International […]

Australia’s SBS expands K-drama offering with ‘Chimera’ & ‘Blind’

Australian broadcaster SBS has acquired two CJ-ENM produced Korean dramas, Chimera and Blind, for its OTT service SBS On Demand, following a deal with distributor O4 Media. Starring Squid Game actor Park Hae-soo, Chimera is a thriller series following a chase for the truth behind a series of long-dormant explosion murders known as ‘Chimera,’ as […]

TBI Tech & Analysis: How Netflix’s Korean originals are dominating local consumption

It’s no secret that streaming giant Netflix has had huge international success with South Korean originals – such as Squid Game, which captured the global zeitgeist in 2021. But a new report from research powerhouses Omdia and PlumResearch explores how original shows from the country are also proving massively popular at home. South Korea tops […]

Exclusive: Animation producers on the Pandora’s box of AI

The use of artificial intelligence (AI) in animation production is becoming increasingly widespread, but the sector is – for the most part – opposed to its use in script writing, producers have told TBI here at MIFA. The potential for AI to replace writers is one of the main points of concern in the current […]

Netflix adds six to Korean romance line-up, with K-pop idol starring titles

Netflix’s investment in Korean content continues to grow, with the streamer unveiling six new K-romance titles coming to the service over the next five months. These latest shows follow the news that Netflix had picked up K-pop documentary Mamamoo: Where Are We Now, last week, and come after co-CEO Ted Sarandos recently revealed plans to […]

1 2 3 5