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 […]

South Korea’s MBC launches sci-fi anthology

South Korean network MBC (Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation) is launching SF8, an original sci-fi anthology series produced in collaboration with Korean OTT platform Wavve and DGK (Directors’ Guild of Korea). Each of the eight episodes will be directed by a different Korean films director, boasting different styles, but all centring on people who dream of a […]

News round-up: Korea’s Wavve lands at NBCU; Lifetime’s ‘Married At First Sight’ travels; Starzplay inks Warners deal; and more…

NBCUniversal signs content deal with Korea’s Wavve South Korean streamer Wavve will supply Korean content to NBCUniversal as part of a new deal announced over the weekend. The platform’s operator, Content Wavve, is a consortium established last year, made up of South Korea’s terrestrial broadcasters – SBS, MBC and KBS – as well as telecoms […]