Korean Cultural Industry Recognizes Outstanding Achievement for Growing New Korean and American Business Relationships
NEW YORK, NY (December 14, 2010) – The Korea Creative Content Agency (KOCCA), a branch of the Korean Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, in conjunction with the Korean Cultural Center of Los Angeles (KCCLA) awarded DramaFever.com with the prestigious “2010 Best Business Award” as part of the annual 2010 DARI Awards. Named after the Korean word for “bridge”, the DARI Awards recognize companies and individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the introduction of Korean culture in the American marketplace.
DramaFever has gained widespread recognition for providing an online platform for easy access to popular primetime TV from Korea. All TV shows are subtitled in English and the site is designed entirely for Americans to enjoy and explore Korean entertainment. DramaFever is the first online American company with a groundbreaking roster of licensing agreements from all three major Korean broadcasters (MBC, SBS and KBS Media). In addition, DramaFever licenses TV shows from independent Korean production companies such as Victory Productions, JS Pictures and Group Eight. Overall, DramaFever has 21 licensing partners with plans to double that number in 2011.
“It's an honor to be recognized for our hard work bringing Korean entertainment overseas to a new American audience,” says Suk Park, Co-Founder of DramaFever. “We always knew that American audiences would love Korean entertainment if a proper platform existed. With DramaFever, we've created a one-stop destination online to enjoy Korean dramas, documentaries and short films, without having to speak Korean.”
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The other two recipients were Kelly Lee of ABC Entertainment for Person of the Year and Stampede Management and their work with Far East Movement for Business Partnership of the year. Past recipients of the DARI Awards include Kollaboration, YA Entertainment, CJ Entertainment America, and the William Morris Agency. KOCCA was established to effectively promote and develop the cultural industry of Korea. KOCCA is a combination of 5 organizations including the Korean Broadcasting Institute, the Korea Culture and Content Agency, the Korea Game Development and Promotion Institute, the Culture & Contents Center, and Digital Contents Business Group of the Korea SW Industry Promotion Agency.
DramaFever is the largest online provider of Korean TV dramas and a leading distributor of Asian entertainment in North America. The company licenses content from major Asian media companies and distribute them in high quality with English subtitles via DramaFever.com as well as syndication partners such as hulu.com. DramaFever's content partners include KBS Media, MBC, SBS, FUNimation, Asahi TV, ABS-CBN, Joyplex, Victory Productions, Group Eight, ISplus, JS Pictures, and many others. To learn more, visit DramaFever.com.
The Korean Cultural Center is the axis of Korean heritage in Los Angeles. The Korean Cultural Center welcomes the general American public to experience the rich traditions and history of Korea through specialized programs, sponsored events, and multiple learning resources. Operated by the Korean government's Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, the Korean Cultural Center is dedicated to providing insights into the rich cultural heritage of Korea.
The Korea Creative Content Agency (KOCCA) was established to effectively promote and develop the cultural industry of Korea on May 7, 2009 under Article 31 of the Framework Act on Cultural Industry Promotion. As a public organization, it is a combination of 5 organizations including the Korean Broadcasting Institute, the Korea Culture and Content Agency, the Korea Game Development and Promotion Institute, the Culture & Contents Center, and Digital Contents Business Group of the Korea SW Industry Promotion Agency. http://www.koreacontent.org/
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