K-content: head on

The first South Korean content wave broke the country’s shows into China, Japan and across Asia. Now, a second wave is seeing the country’s drama and entertainment reaching western shores. South Korea is already a drama producing territory of note and is now aiming to build its formats and factual production markets, with western buyers […]

SoftBank buys VOD site DramaFever

Japanese telco SoftBank has agreed to buy US-based DramaFever, a streaming site that offers on-demand access to Asian and Latino drama. Founded in 2009, DramaFever initially focused on offering Korean dramas with English subtitles, later branching out into telenovelas. SoftBank has been aggressively pushing into content after cash freed up from the IPO of China’s […]

DramaFever coproducing drama with KBS

On-demand service DramaFever is coproducing a second drama with Korea’s KBS. Tomorrow’s Cantabile (aka Naeil’s Cantabile), which is based on manga Nodame Cantabile, launches in North and South America exclusively on DramaFever on October 13 subtitled in English, Spanish and Portuguese. The launch will come just 24 hours after its global debut on KBS2. Episodes will […]