Korea’s TVing & Seezn prep merger to compete with global OTT rivals

South Korean streaming platforms TVing and Seezn are to merge in a bid to oppose OTT rivals such as Netflix. CJ ENM, which is behind global hit game show format I Can See Your Voice and Bong Joon-ho’s Oscar-winning thriller Parasite, is the 57% majority owner of TVing, with the service spun off from the […]

Disney APAC partners with HYBE on South Korean music content deal

The Walt Disney Company Asia Pacific has partnered with Asian lifestyle platform HYBE to bring South Korean music and entertainment content to its streaming services. The deal covers the global distribution of five HYBE titles, including two exclusive series featuring pop icons BTS, with the aim of bringing the content to the attention of global […]

China’s Tencent seeks kids adventure from Zodiak France & Korea’s Pingo

China’s Tencent Video has ordered Shasha & Milo, a new CGI animated series co-produced by Zodiak Kids and Family France and South Korea’s Pingo Entertainment. The 26 x 22-minute series follows 12-year-old twins Shasha and Milo, as they juggle school and home lives with a secret new role as the Crescent Island Guardians. Imbued with […]

Something Special & The Gurin Company team for ‘Family Singers’ competition format

South Korean format firm Something Special has struck a co-development partnership with US-based entertainment producer and distributor The Gurin Company to create a new global competition format. The deal will see the two firms collaborate on Family Singers, a one-hour, closed-ended entertainment format, which will be brought to market at MIPTV next week. The format […]

Paramount+ to launch in South Korea as VCBS & CJ ENM strike content deal

US-based ViacomCBS has struck a comprehensive global partnership with South Korea’s CJ ENM, which includes co-productions for original series and films, content licensing and distribution across both company’s streaming services. As a result, ViacomCBS (VCBS) streamer Paramount+ is to launch in South Korea next year as part of an exclusive bundle with CJ ENM’s own […]

Disney+ lines up K-pop & anime projects in new APAC slate

  Disney+ has commissioned 18 new APAC original TV series and films across a range of genres, ahead of further expansion in the region next month. Unveiled as part of a slate of more than 20 global, regional and local-language projects from markets including Japan, South Korea, China, Australia and Indonesia, the new titles will […]

The best of Korean content: HongDangMoo – PPOPPOPPO Friends

Healthy Body and Healthy Mind! TV contents “MBC PPOPPOPPO” has been in the front line of kid’s contents in Korea. Its educational goal is “learning through playing.” This completes the core aspect of early childhood educational needs for future world leaders. It has 5segments of animation and live-action per episode with various topics which are based on the kindergarten curriculum used worldwide.

The best of Korean Content: FormatEast – Lotto Singer

The Latest music game show of the creator The Masked Singer, Lotto Singer is a revolutionary music game show that surpasses the limit of conventional talent show by providing an opportunity for viewers to actively participate in guessing the final winners.