JTBC


Korea’s CJ ENM, JTBC unite for joint SVOD against streaming competition

South Korean media giant CJ ENM and cable network JTBC are joining forces to take on deep-pocketed SVOD rivals, with plans to launch a streaming service early next year. The platform – which will be led by CJ ENM – is an expansion of the business’s existing Tving platform, which offers programmes and films from […]

Rakuten Viki strikes content deals with Korea’s CJ ENM, JTBC

Streamer Rakuten Viki has struck a pair of content partnerships with Korea’s CJ ENM and JTBC. The deal, which spans more than 30 titles, include CJ ENM’s What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim, Touch Your Heart and When The Devil Calls Your Nan, among 14 shows form the media group. Meanwhile, JTBC shows heading to Rakuten […]

Iflix secures $50m to ‘aggressively pursue growth’

Asian streamer Iflix has secured more than $50 million from investors to expand its activities, while also revealing it had almost doubled its active users over the past six months. Companies including South Korean broadcast group JTBC and Indonesian entertainment firm Yoshimoto Kogyo took part in the funding round, which was led by global investment […]

A+E strikes formats and co-pro deal with Korea’s JTBC

A+E Networks has expanded its relationship with JTBC, signing a new formats representation and co-production agreement with the Korean broadcaster. As part of the deal, A+E Networks will exclusively represent the format rights to key programmes from JTBC’s library catalogue as well as its upcoming line-up. The JTBC titles to be represented by A+E Networks […]

Hidden Singer at Discovery Italy

Discovery Networks Italy has ordered the first European version of a South Korean talent format. Ballandi Multimedia has been tapped to produce a 6x90mins version of Hidden Singer, which was originally created for JTBC, and will be on Discovery’s Nove channel in Italy. NBCUniversal International Formats shops the format, and has previously sold a remake […]

Fox restructures Asia, aims for China content

Fox International Channels Asia has rejigged its regional executive structure to ramp up opportunity in Japan, Korea and, in a newer focus, China. Management in north Asia is being restructured as of September 1 to align with the new strategy, which is headlined up a major investment in the production of Chinese content. Hong Kong […]