TBI Weekly: How Korea’s wave is changing course

South Korean producers and broadcasters make regular appearances in TBI news but recent deals suggest the country’s content wave could be moving in a new direction, writes Richard Middleton. The Korean wave has been lapping shores in the West for almost a decade now, most notably via K-pop bands like BTS, innovative entertainment formats such as The […]

Wattpad to supercharge growth, as Korea’s Naver completes $600m deal

South Korean internet giant Naver is planning to supercharge storytelling platform Wattpad, after it completed a $600m deal to acquire the firm. Naver operates an array of web-based services – including Korea’s biggest search engine and a streaming service – and said it is now planning to use Wattpad to expand its global reach. The […]