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South Korean streamer Wavve unveils $900m originals plan amid global push

South Korean streamer Wavve, which was launched by local broadcasters KBS, MBC and SBS with the backing of SK Telecom, is to spend almost $900m on new content and establish a studio for originals as part of a strategy to increase its global activities. The OTT service, which is formally known as Content Wavve, was established […]

MIPCOM: The Big Deals

With this week’s MIPCOM market coming to a close, TBI looks at the top deals struck out of Cannes. Netflix The streaming giant picked up Keshet International’s When Heroes Fly, the first recipient of the Canneseries Best Series award, for global release in 2019. All ten episodes of the original Hebrew-language drama will be made available in […]

Korean networks launch US on-demand service

South Korean three largest networks – KBS, MBC and SBS – have jointly launched a subscription on-demand platform in the US. The trio has formed new SVOD service Kocowa through their joint venture KCP Global. This will offer subscribers streamed South Korean entertainment programming and K-pop shows. Shows will be made available subtitled into English […]

Korean pubcaster welcomes new CEO

Korean pubcaster KBS has formally appointed Ko Dae-young (pictured) as its new president and chief executive officer. He becomes KBS’s 22nd chief, succeeding Cho Dae-Hyun, who has completed his tenure. Ko Dae-young will remain in the role until November 2018. He first joined the organisation in 1985 as a reporter, and was named its first […]

Pioneer launches Korean JV

Tinopolis Group-owned Pioneer Productions has moved into the South Korean market by launching a joint venture with a local production company. London-based Pioneer and Seoul’s PAAN Media have come together to form Buzz Media, which will create programming for the UK, South Korean and international markets. Programming will include 4K natural history and science science, […]

CBeebies building blocks in Japan, Korea

BBC Worldwide has sealed deals with KBS in Korea and Kids Station in Japan and will launch CBeebies blocks on both channels. The agreement with KBS N, the commercial arm of Korean free-to-air broadcaster KBS, means an hour of CBeebies content will air on the KBS Kids cable channel through the week at 10am and […]

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 […]