Indonesian President Joko Widodo (left) and his daughter (center) pose with Minho, a member of boy band SHINee, in this picture provided by Widodo.
Indonesian President Joko Widodo claims he became a big K-pop fan thanks to his daughter...More
Baduk player Lee Se-dol (left) smiles and hi-fives Google DeepMind CEO Demis Hassabis on the screen during a video conference in Seoul on Monday.
Baduk or go player Lee Se-dol faces off against Google's proto-artificial intelligence program AlphaGo in Seoul in March.
Demis Hassabis of AlphaGo developer Google DeepMind said in a video conference Monday that the match will take place on March 9, 10, 12, 13 and 15 under the Chinese baduk rules...More
KangNam has been cast for the role of Tae-hyeon, a member of the boy group Pentagon in the TV Chosun drama "One And Only You".
"One And Only You" is a drama about a top star who doesn't believe in love, a woman who is betrayed by love and a man who dreams of being a top star...More
It turns out that Seo Ji-yeong and Lee Min-jeong used to be best friends.
TV Chosun TV show "Pumpkin Seed" looked into stars who were born rich...More
Top stars are busy dating, cooking and raising children these days, all of it before the camera. Judging by the explosive popularity of a spate of such reality TV shows, it seems young Koreans who are having a tough time finding jobs and are putting off marriage live vicariously through these celebrities...More
Veteran anchor Kim Joo-ha will leave MBC after 18 years of working there. An MBC spokesman on Wednesday said Kim leaves on Friday.
She started her career as a newscaster but made a rare move to the newsroom as a reporter. For over a decade, she has been one of the nation's most prominent news presenters...More
The reason why Lee Seo-jin was called 'royal' was revealed.
TV Chosun "Great Life" discussed the background of Lee Seo-jin's family...More
Girl's Day member Sojin is starring in the new SBS weekend drama "Family Flight".
Dream Entertainment announced this fact on the 16th...More
Park Si-yeon and Bae Soo-bin, the stars of the new weekend drama "Greatest Marriage" on TV Chosun, believe there is no such thing as a perfect marriage, but patience and compromise will pay off.
The first episode will be aired at 8:30 p.m. on Saturday...More
Actress Park Si-yeon is returning, staring in the TV Chosun drama "Greatest Marriage" scheduled to air in September. The drama deals with various aspects of love and marriage.
Park will play a woman who becomes a single mother by choice...More
kwon Sang-woo and Son Tae-yeong's second child is on its way.
According to sources, kwon Sang-woo and Son Tae-yeong have been blessed with the pregnancy of a second child 5 years after having their first, Rook-hee. The birth name is 'Heart', which Rook-hee thought of himself...More
Actress Son Tae-yeong has been chosen to model for a clothing brand.
She's modelling for a female clothing brand called Must Be. Her stylish and intellectual charm is what stood out to this brand which made her the best fit to represent them...More
Actress Park Si-yeon who is taking some time off for accusations about taking in profopol, is considering the best time to make a comeback.
She's been offered a role in the new TV Chosun mini-series "The Greatest Marriage"...More
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un was a member of a 15-member Korean students' club during his time at a Swiss boarding school, TV Chosun reported Thursday. Kim attended boarding school in Bern, Switzerland from 1993 until 2000.
According to agencies that monitor North Korea, 12 South Korean and three North Korean students, including Kim, met at Gstaad, a luxury resort in Switzerland, in February of 1998...More
Kim Seo-ra found it a challenge playing against type as a villainous antagonist in TV Chosun's weekend drama "Bride of the Century".
In contrast to her former roles as more upstanding characters, the softly spoken actress had to adjust to playing the unloved wife of a wealthy man who tries to shatter her son's relationship with a girl from a poor family...More
Lee In-hye is coming back with "Into The Flames".
Actress Lee In-hye who is currently in the doctor's course in Literature and Mass Communications at Koryeo University, is starring in the TV Chosun drama "Into The Flames". With one more semester to go, she's been taking a break from all TV appearances and only doing so much to survive...More
Updated cast, added new teaser and images for the upcoming Korean drama "A Blue Bird"...More
Brown Eyed Girls' member Narsha was seen at a company dinner.
Narsha posted on her SNS, "I made Narsha's Vitamin Soju for our family after work! Put your hands up if you want some!" along with several pictures...More
Added the upcoming Korean drama "A Blue Bird"'s page to HanCinema database...More
It seems like Park Si-hoo tried negotiating a deal with 'A' after he was sued.
TV Chosun reported that there were attempts to negotiate a deal with 'A', but they fell through...More
Actress Kim Jeong-eun revealed that she got goose bums watching actor Hwang Jeong-min.
She posted on her Twitter on the 18th, "I am watching Hwang Jeong-min's "Man of La Mancha"! It's break time now. I have the goose bumps. I recommend you watch it"...More
Actor Kang Kyeong-joon has been cast for the SBS drama "To The Beautiful You" as a track coach.
According to SBS, Kang Kyeong-joon is taking on the role of coach Byeon Gwang-min, a former high jumper and current track coach in the SBS drama "To The Beautiful You" coming after "Ghost - Drama".
This character of coach Byeon Gwang-min is so strict that he is nicknamed 'rabies' as he is so harsh on the students but in front of the language teacher So-jeong (Lee Young-eun) he is just a man.
Kang cut his hair short and is working hard to shape up his body for this role...More
Talented actor Choi Kyoo-hwan joins MBC TV drama "God of War" as Yoo Jeong-yeok, a general who resists the military regime.
According to Staran Entertainment, Choi will take on the role of General Yoo Jeong-yeok, a young and ebullient young man with beliefs and isn't afraid of the military regime and dreams of coup de tat...More
The Korea Communications Commission ordered a disciplinary action on the MBC TV morning drama "An Angel's Choice".
The KCC ruled during a general meeting that scenes that induce abortion and miscarriage during youth viewing protection time and revealing indirect advertisement was inappropriate...More
TV personality Jo Jeong-rin was chosen as an intern reporter for TV Chosun on Thursday. Jo was assigned to the News Desk at TV Chosun where she will be undergoing training in news coverage, reporting and other areas of the job.
"We chose three interns including Jo", a TV Chosun spokesman said...More
Singer Rain, who is serving his mandatory military service, will appear in a documentary about the defense industry entitled "Defense Report 2012" on TV Chosun.
He will feature in several scenes at the start and end of the program, which will be divided into three parts and will air on Saturdays at 11 p.m. from this weekend...More
Added trailer, poster, images and updated cast for the upcoming Korean drama "Stroke of Luck"...More
"Hanbando - Drama" ended bitterly.
According to the AGB Nielsen Media Research, the final episode of the TV Chosun "Hanbando - Drama" rated 0.841%. This is 0.3% lower than the previous seventeenth episode....More
jTBC is becoming the drama kingdom.
According to AGB Nielsen Media research on the 3rd, the fifteenth episode of jTBC drama "Syndrome" rated 1.885%. This is 0.566% higher than the previous episode...More
JTBC "A Wife's Credentials" hard working alone.
According to AGB Nielsen Media Research on he 29th, the ninth episode of the drama increased 0.396% from 2.011%...More
General Service Channel JTBC drama "Syndrome" is maintaining its position in top place.
According to AGB Nielson Media research on the 28th of March, the fourteenth episode of "Syndrome" rated 1.319%. This is 0.161% lower than the thirteenth episode...More
General Service Channel JTBC drama "A Wife's Credentials" is going ahead with a steady viewing percentage.
According to AGB Nielsen Media Research on the 22nd, the seventh episode of the drama rated 1.580%. This is 0.032%lower than the previous episode...More
JTBC drama "Syndrome" is continuing its stable viewing percentage.
According to AGB Nielson Media Research on the 21st, the twelfth episode of the drama "Syndrome" rated 1.351%. This is 0.196% higher than the previous 1.155%...More
JTBC drama "Syndrome" is now unstoppable.
According to AGB Nielson Media Research on the 20th, "Syndrome" on the 19th rated 1.155%. ...More
General Service Channel TV Chosun struggled to reach a viewing percentage of 1%.
According to AGB Nielsen Media Research on the 14th, the twelfth episode of "Hanbando - Drama" rated 1.207%. This is 0.357% more than the previous episode...More
General service channel JTBC's drama "Syndrome" seems to be holding steady with a continuous rating near 1%. According to AGB Nielsen Media Research on March 13th, the March 12th episode of "Syndrome" rated 1.105%.
This is slightly lower than the previous episode's 1.190% but compared to the drama's early ratings, which were sinking below 1%, it means a lot...More
Actress Choi Han-bit has entered the spotlight recently because of her stellar performance in the drama "Saving Mrs. Go Bong-sil", where she plays the role of a transgender who works at a bar in Itaewon.
Choi's role in the show, which airs on TV Chosun, mirrors her own life in many ways. She became a woman after having a sex change operation when she was 20...More
JTBC drama "Syndrome" has found its steady place.
According to AGB Nielsen Media Research on the 7th, the eighth episode of "Syndrome" rated 1.190%. This is 0.195% more than the previous record...More
General Service Channel MBN notified the poor start off of drama "Can Love Become Money".
According to AGB Nielsen Media Research, the first episode of MBN weekend drama "Can Love Become Money" rated 0.443%. It's usually a good job if a GSC drama hits 1% but this isn't even half of it...More
Would JTBC drama "A Wife's Credentials" be about to save its own pride?
According to AGN Nielson Media Research, the episode of JTBC drama "A Wife's Credentials" on the 1st of March rated 1.259%. This is 0.189% higher than the previous 1.070%....More
Can the "Queen of Ratings" Kim Hee-ae bring her power to the new general service channels?
According to AGB Neilsen Media Research, the first episode of "A Wife's Credentials" (written by Jeong Seong-joo, directed by Ahn Pan Seok), aired on February 29th, averaged 1.07% viewership nationally...More
Actor Hwang Jeong-min and actress Kim Jeong-min professed their love for one another in a scene that was both beautiful and loving, which touched viewers.
On the latest episode of TV Chosun drama "Hanbando - Drama", aired on February 28th, Myeong-joon (Hwang Jeong-min) and Jin-jae (Kim Jeong-eun) ran into a cathedral away from those who were chasing after them and had an unofficial wedding of sorts...More
Viewing percentages for TV Chosun drama "Hanbando - Drama" have dropped.
According to AGB Nielsen Media Research on February 28th, the seventh episode of "Hanbando - Drama", aired on February 27th, rated 0.886%, which is 0.257% less than the sixth episode...More
General service channel JTBC drama "Fermented Family" ended successfully, with both forgiveness and reconciliation.
According to AGB Nielsen Media Research on February 24th, the February 23rd episode of "Fermented Family" took in 0.694% of viewers...More
General service Channel A drama "Bachelor's Vegetable Store" increased its viewing percentage.
According to AGB Nielsen Media Research on February 23rd, the nineteenth episode of "Bachelor's Vegetable Store", aired on February 22nd, took in 0.877% of viewers. This is 0.496% higher than its previous 0.381%...More
"Syndrome" isn't able to step over into the terroitory of 1% viewership.
According to AGB Nielsen Media Research, JTBC drama "Syndrome" took in an average 0.798% of viewers across the nation...More
Actor Jo Seong-ha is starting to mold Hwang Jeong-min to be the next president.
In the TV Chosun drama "Hanbando - Drama" Jo Seong-ha is currently taking on the role of Park Do-yeong, chief secretary of the Blue House and the best king-maker in Korea, with animal instincts towards politics and the general public trends...More
General service channel dramas are in a serious crisis after not being able to jump over the 1% wall in the ratings.
Ratings for TV Chosun's "Hanbando - Drama" and JTBC's "Syndrome" are falling as the series progress...More
Actress Park Eun-bin, who started her career 16 years ago as a child star, plays the lead role of a woman who stays loyal to her first love for two decades in the drama "Operation Proposal", which began airing last Wednesday on TV Chosun.
"Even though I'm filming a romantic drama, I haven't yet found a boyfriend", the 20-year-old said. "I really haven't had any time to date since I began juggling my acting career with my academic studies"...More
It's apparent that actor Choi Jae-hwan (29) from the movie "Take Off" left for National Service on the 13th.
His management revealed on the 15th, "He wanted to leave without a fuss. He said he will show up more of a man two years later"....More
JTBC drama "Syndrome" decreased in percentage greatly.
According to AGB Nielsen Media Research on the 15th, the second episode of "Syndrome" rated 0.796%. This is 0.13% less than the first episode...More
"Syndrome" offered many things to see but didn't succeed much in viewing percentage.
According to AGB Nielson Media Research on the 14th, JTBC medical drama "Syndrome" rated 0.926%...More
Novelist Gong Ji-young opened her mouth about the movie "Nameless Gangster.
According to Yeonhap news on the 13th, Gong Ji-young said, "I never used the word 'boycott' and never instigated it but why do some say that I did? I have ignored false reports thinking that was best but this time I think it's stepping over the line"...More
Park Eun-bin, who used to be a kid actress, took her first step as a grown up actress.
In the TV Chosun drama "Operation Proposal" that was aired on the 8th, Park Eun-bin managed to carry out the roles from a middle school student in uniform to a 28-year-old mature woman in a wedding dress...More
North Korea confronted the South with a gun while watching a mixed South-North Korea soccer team play a match.
South and North Korean researchers were shown living together on a research and development sea base on the first episode of TV Chosun drama "Hanbando"...More
For a first episode, TV Chosun's "Hanbando - Drama" took in the highest percentage of viewers that any general service drama has recorded yet.
According to AGB Nielsen Media Research on February 6th, TV Chosun drama "Hanbando" rated 1.649%...More
Actor Yoo Seung-ho talked about his experience going through the physical examination for national military service.
At the press preview for the TV Chosun drama "Operation Proposal" on the 31st of January, Yoo Seung-ho said, "I thought something would change when I became twenty. But it's just the same. I thought I would be happy but there's nothing that much different"...More
Fantasy dramas like "Love Rain" and "Faith" to be continuously programmed
The drama industry has been busy since the start of the year. MBC mini series, "The Sun and the Moon" so easily just jumped over 20%. KBS 2TV drama "Brain" ended with honor and "Dream High 2" is coming up next. The common factor between all three broadcasting stations and is 'time machine'. Historical or modern dramas, they all go back and forth the past and future...More
The actor fell off his horse but wasn't injured.
Cheon Ho-jin, from the TV Chosun drama "Go! Mrs. Go!" shot a scene involving horse-riding recently. He showed the heirs of a perfect gentleman with his riding outfit while on the horse...More
(Above picture: Protesters urge lawmakers to settle the conditions for the new channels under the media representative bill in front of the National Assembly in Yeouido, Seoul, on Dec. 28. / Yonhap)
Just as in any turf war, a clear hierarchy exists among TV channels. KBS, MBC and SBS are indisputably placed higher than any cable channels. So far and for the near future, the new comprehensive programming channels affiliated with Korea's major dailies are likely to remain at the bottom, for viewers and aspiring media personas.
After much fanfare and controversy, four TV channels began service on Dec. 1. After a month, their overall ratings remain under 1 percent. According to a rating survey institute TNmS, the average rating for December was 0.42 percent for jTBC, 0.34 for MBN, 0.32 for TV Chosun and 0.30 for Channel A...More
Luna, a member of the K-pop girl group f(x), made her acting debut on TV Chosun's new week-end drama "Go! Mrs. Go!". But despite it being her first shot at acting on TV, Luna has managed to acquit herself well and win over critics.
"I watched the first two episodes alone, and it was really awkward. I was very relieved that I watched them by myself", she said, while giggling shyly. "I heard that actors can't handle watching themselves at first. I think I went a little over the top, so now I'm trying to tone my acting down a little and not get overly excited"....More
Girl's Generation Kwon Yoo-ri is attempting at acting.
She was offered a role in the SBS drama "Fashion King". SM Entertainment revealed, "We are looking through the offers". ...More
Hong Seok-cheon revealed his thoughts about general service channels.
He posted on his Twitter on the 18th, "I love my job as an actor. Which ever channel it is, it doesn't matter to be but the staff and the actors. I have never regretted joining the Ko Bong-sil team"...More
General S=service channel JTBC's drama "Fermented Family" succeeded in rebounding.
According to AGB Nielsen Media Research on December 15th, the December 14th episode of "Fermented Family" rated 1.222%. This is 0.544% higher than the previous 0.678%...More
It seems as though it isn't easy for general service programs to exceed 1%.
According to AGB Nielsen Media Research, the December 8th episode of JTBC's "Fermented Family" rated 0.678%. This is 0.885% less than the first episode's 1.563% and even lower than the 0.980% attained by "Padam Padam... The Sound of His and Her Heartbeats", which aired in the afternoon on the same day...More
Added poster, images, and updated cast for the upcoming Korean drama "Go! Mrs. Go!"...More
"Fermented Family" had an exciting start with an acceptable viewing percentage for a general service program.
According to AGB Nielsen Media Research's December 8th report, the first episode of JTBC drama "Fermented Family" on December 7th collected 1.563% of viewers. This was the best percentage among all general service channel programs...More
JTBC current affairs program "Exploration Code J" is aired every Sunday Night at 11:20PM. JTBC programs swept the 1 ~ 4th rank on the fourth. 3 of the programs managed to pull of 1% which is considered the 'point of success'. No other programs in other channels have done that yet.
According to AGB Nielson Media Research on the 4th "TBC Memory Trip - Part 1" rated 1.345%...More
Updated cast for the upcoming Korean drama "Speed"...More
TV Chosun (Daily Chosun), JTBC (Daily Joong Ang), Channel A (Daily Dong A) and MBN (Mae Il Economy) opened all channels on the 1st of December but none of them could collect more than 1% of viewers.
According to AGB Nielsen Media Research on December 2nd, all four channels were below 1% except for one program; JTBC "News 10" rated 1.215%...More
Four comprehensive programming TV channels and one news-only channel were launched in South Korea on Thursday.
The four TV channels are JoongAng Daily's JTBC, Chosun Ilbo's TV Chosun, Dong-A Ilbo's Channel A and Maeil Business Newspaper's MBN. The all-news cable channel is "news Y" of Yonhap news agency...More
Figure skater Kim Yu-na is going to open a main news program as a guest anchor to be aired by TV Chosun on channel 19 at 9:00 p.m. on Thursday. In the show, she will report some news stories and also tell her stories.
Meanwhile, TV Chosun will feature special programs to celebrate its launch throughout December...More
MBC presenter Lee Ha-jeong is moving to TV Chosun, which will begin broadcasts in December, as the main news anchor. Lee resigned from MBC on Monday and told the company she is moving to the new cable channel.
Lee is married to actor Jeong Joon-ho...More
Girl's Generation member Choi Soo-young is currently in negotiation to be cast in the upcoming drama "Speed".
TV Chosun told TV Report, "It hasn't been confirmed yet but we are currently negotiating with Girl's Generation member Choi Soo-young as our main character"...More
Coming back with general service channel dramas.
All those actors and actresses who were in theaters are now returning to TV...More
Actress Kim Hee-seon is the MC for a talk show for the first time in the 18 years of her acting life.
According to TV Chosun, she is hosting a high quality celebrity talk show she runs with other actresses, called Actresses. They will talk about the politics and culture of VIP's from different fields...More