"Mr. Queen - Bamboo Forest" epilogue episodes are set to air on TVING this coming February 13th and 14th. Despite having the title of epilogues these episodes will also feature material set before the story's completion, including the first meeting of the characters played by Shin Hye-sun and Kim Jung-hyun before the former's body was possessed by a modern day chef...More
Kang Ha-neul will be making his movie comeback - three years after psychological thriller "Forgottten" (2017).
On 10 December, the actor's agency TH Company confirmed that Kang Ha-neul will star in melodrama film "Rain and Your Story" (literal title), which tells about the love story between a man and a woman who have yearned for each other for a long time but could not meet due to certain circumstances...More
On November 12th "Crazy Romance" was released on South Korean Video-On-Demand services. The surprise hit romantic comedy from October features Kim Rae-won and Gong Hyo-jin as co-workers who bond over their misanthropic experiences with romantic relationships...More
There is a strong trend in Korea's online video service (OTT or over-the-top media service) market.
CJ ENM said on the 17th that it has signed a business agreement with jTBC to launch the OTT joint venture. This is the second birth of an native OTT coalition after the OTT of three ground-wave broadcasters, POOK and SK Telecom's Oksusu were merged into WAVE on the 16th.
CJ ENM and jTBC have agreed to set up a joint venture by early next year that will provide a combined service of content held by the two companies with intellectual property rights, and introduce an integrated OTT platform based on TVING. The CJ ENM-JTBC joint venture will be joined by CJ ENM as the first shareholder and jTBC as the second largest shareholder...More
On August 27th Lotte Entertainment released "The Divine Fury" on to domestic South Korean streaming services. IPTV, Digital Cable TV, Google Play, Naver, Kakao, TVING, pooq, and other digital services now offer the movie for paid viewing...More
On August 21st "Red Shoes and the Seven Dwarfs" finally appeared on South Korean on-demand services. The animated film was released in theaters on July 25th and obtained over seven hundred admissions domestically...More
Actor Song Geon-hee of recent "SKY Castle" fame has joined the cast of "Love Alarm", Netflix's upcoming original about an app by an unknown developer that lets the user know when someone who likes them is within a 10-meter radius, and about the people who still want to know the true feelings of themselves and others despite it...More
Diving right into the nitty-gritty of it all, the new trailer for "God's Quiz: Reboot" shows us new cases and new faces. While beloved characters return, the video teases Kim Jun-han as the leader of a team utilizing a new type of Artificial Intelligence, which will be the big 'It' difference between this season and the previous ones...More
What are hospitals in Korean drama without their power struggles? We can't escape them, but upcoming drama "Life" embraces them. The teaser poster reveals some simple, but crucial information about the characters portrayed by Lee Dong-wook and Cho Seung-woo, while the writer comments on her intentions...More
The latest barrage of news and changes in plans for the non-romantic "Investigation Partners" have my head spinning, so like the terrible and petty person that I am, I'm going to take you down with me. The drama's production has been confirmed by MBC, but a lot has changed, and we have a rain of casting proceedings going on...More
I know many dread remakes, especially of multi-season shows, but the choo choo that is "Suits" is moving along and aiming for an April premiere. The series is looking to the timeslot after "Black Knight" and "Queen of Mystery 2" for its upcoming home and that leaves plenty of time for casting and other news, as well as production...More
New original series - Dodaeng's Diary - Premieres April 7 On KCON.TV
K-pop Stars Choi Yoojung and Kim Doyeon visits Los Angeles to Train for their Debut...More
The movie "Whistle Blower" can now be seen on IPTV.
According to Megabox, "Whistle Blower" can now be seen on the entire IPTV platform (LG U+, KT Olleh TV, SK BTV, Digital Cable, KT Skylife and others). Not only that, it can also be seen on portal sites (Naver, Daum, Gom TV, Tving and others) and webhard mobiles (LG U+, HDTV, Google Play Store, Hoppin, T Store and others)...More
Los Angeles Was the Center of "All Things Hallyu" This Weekend Mayor Eric Garcetti Toured the Convention and Welcomed KCON's Return to L.A.
More than 42,000 fans (over double of last year's numbers) converged in Los Angeles this weekend from across the country and all over the world to attend the third annual KCON (www.kconusa.com), the largest celebration of Korean pop culture. This year's event boasted 30 percent more programming, a new, free and open to the public market place, as well as two nights of concerts featuring the hottest K-pop artists from Korea-B1A4, BTS, CNBLUE, G-Dragon, Girls' Generation, IU, Jung Joon-young, SPICA, TEEN TOP and VIXX. A television special of the concert – M COUNTDOWN 2NIGHTS IN LA – will be shown in the U.S. by Mnet America (www.mnetamerica.com) on air and online on Thursday, August 14, 2014 at 7PM EST/4PM PST and Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 7PM EST/4PM PST...More
Koreans keep their eyes glued to the TV for 32 hours per week, on average. That's almost a full-time job! They outpace their peers in the US and UK, by 7.4 hours a week.
Why haven't Korean's become known as the world's biggest couch potatoes? Maybe it's because they don't watch TV on the couch. Today's advanced smartphones are freeing Koreans from their TVs. A 2012 ConsumerLab report found that Koreans are leading a new trend in TV and video services by shifting to a multi-screen model.
On the subway, you'll often see young people streaming crisp, HD quality dramas or movies trhoguh apps. While DMB is no longer cutting-edge, plenty of older folk use it to catch up on their favorite soaps and sports...More
Popular K-pop group 'Shinhwa' will hold a news conference in Seoul next month to publicize their comeback after a four-year hiatus during a live online broadcast for the group's fans all over the world, the group's entertainment agency said Friday...More