Banijay brings Korean format ‘The Genius Game’ to UK, Denmark & Norway

Banijay has optioned the rights for survival game show format The Genius Game from South Korean media giant CJ ENM, for adaptation in the UK, Denmark and Norway. Banijay labels Mastiff TV Denmark, Mastiff TV Norway and the UK’s Remarkable Entertainment will produce local versions of the format, which tests players’ intelligence and social savviness. […]

South Korea’s CJ ENM extends Taiwan projects with scripted format remake

South Korea’s CJ ENM Hong Kong has struck a deal to remake one of its scripted series in Taiwan, following success with shows such as Mum, Don’t Do That and The Amazing Grace of Σ. The conglomerate has partnered with Central Motion Pictures Corporation (CMPC) and Deepwaters Digital Support Inc. to co-produce an island-culture-based scripted […]

Paramount+ extends Korean drama with global deal for TVing’s ‘Bargain’

Paramount+ is ramping up its South Korean drama slate after picking up CJ ENM’s crime thriller Bargain for its global streamer. The show, which was ordered for CJ ENM’s local streamer TVing, will debut outside of Korea in 2023 and marks the second show to come from a far-reaching strategic pact struck between Paramount Global and […]

Korea’s CJ ENM names CEO to lead ‘global expansion & accelerate growth’

South Korea’s CJ ENM has restructured its entertainment team as the company expands its “plans for global expansion”, with Chang-Gun Koo becoming CEO. Koo will now lead CJ ENM’s entertainment division and replaces Ho-sung Kang, who moves to become co-CEO at subsidiary CJ Group. The new CEO’s remit includes oversight of CJ ENM’s strategy to […]

Korea’s CJ ENM invests in US virtual reality outfit Amaze VR

South Korea’s CJ ENM has invested in US-based platform AmazeVR as it looks to expand its VR capabilities. The Korean firm said the investment, details of which have not been disclosed, would enable it to expand “the lifetime value of its IPs” by creating new content with the LA outfit. “On top of the company’s […]

Night Train Media buys Eccho Rights from South Korea’s CJ ENM

Germany’s Night Train Media has acquired Eccho Rights from Korean media group CJ ENM, with one of the distribution company’s co-founders set to retire. The Swedish company will continue to operate as an independent entity within NTM, with Eccho’s CEO Fredrik af Malmborg remaining in post with “a substantial shareholding” in Eccho Rights. Fellow co-founder, Nicola Söderlund, is […]

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 […]

Korea’s CJ ENM & Naver launch Japan-based Studio Dragon outfit

South Korea’s CJ ENM has linked with internet giant Naver to launch a Japan-based division of its Studio Dragon production operation. Studio Dragon Japan will receive 30 billion won ($24m) from its backers and is to be operated as a joint venture by CJ ENM and webcomic platform LINE Digital Frontier, which is part of […]

Korea’s CJ ENM unveils production studio to focus on global content

South Korea’s CJ ENM is launching a new production studio, which will sit alongside its existing outfit Studio Dragon and recently acquired Endeavor Content. CJ ENM Studios will be run by Yong Soo Ha, who becomes CEO of the division having joined the company in 2009. He was previously EVP & head of business development & […]

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