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THEMA, SBS announce first commercial deal

THEMA, Group Canal+ subsidiary, has announced that SBS Media Group has partnered with THEMA to develop its international distribution and further the brand’s international presence. A catalogue of high-quality Korean dramas produced by SBS is now available for the distribution in a large number of countries in Europe, Middle East and Africa covered by THEMA.This […]

May 12, 2022

AVIA: “Optimism for OTT growth”

The Asia Video Industry Association (AVIA) hosted over 850 delegates and featured over 80 industry leaders at the recent OTT Summit, with conversations largely revolving on the subject of growth, from subscriber and revenue growth to increased local content investment and an intense focus on the customer. In discussing the outlook for the video industry […]

April 6, 2022

CJ ENM to launch new production studio for K-OTT content

Entertainment company CJ ENM has announced its plan to launch a new production studio ‘CJ ENM STUDIOS’. The new studio is an addition to CJ ENM’s existing production powerhouse Studio Dragon and recently acquired Endeavor Content. CJ ENM announced that Yong Soo Ha, former Executive Vice President as CJ ENM’s Head of Business Development & […]

April 5, 2022

Study: Countries with highest-earning eSports gamers

A study by casino experts MapleCasino analysed the total earnings countries have gained from eSports, along with the number of eSports players the country has, to establish which countries have the highest earning professional gamers. The analysis revealed that Jordan has the highest average earnings per eSports gamer, with the country’s 84 athletes earning a […]

April 1, 2022

iQIYI launches on Roku in US

iQIYI, an online entertainment service in China, has announced that its IQIYI channel is now available on Roku devices in Canada and the US. iQIYI’s current overseas subscribers will now be able to enjoy iQIYI content through their Roku devices by simply logging on to the iQIYI channel on their Roku device. iQIYI International service […]

March 29, 2022

Ateme enables Solbox to build VOD transcoding farm in cloud

Ateme, the leader in video delivery solutions for broadcast, cable TV, DTH, IPTV and OTT, has announced that it has enabled Solbox, the market leader in CDN and cloud computing solutions in Korea, to build a private VoD transcoding farm in the cloud servicing OTT service providers. The Korean CDN provider used Ateme’s cloud-native, microservices-based […]

March 29, 2022

WarnerMedia launches Cartoonito in Japan, Korea, SEA

Cartoonito, WarnerMedia’s preschool brand, has made its Asian debut. The brand has launched a dedicated morning programming block on Cartoon Network in Japan, Southeast Asia and Korea. Tentpole shows in Southeast Asia and Korea include Lucas the Spider, Dino Ranch, Monchhichi and Esme & Roy. These sit alongside a slate of new and library series. […]

March 28, 2022

Besco to represent Pebble in Korea

Pebble, the automation, content management, and integrated channel specialist, has announced the appointment of Besco as its channel partner in Korea. The partnership has seen Pebble and Besco implementing one of the most advanced and complex playout technologies in the Korean market, combining Pebble’s world class Automation, Integrated Channel and Pebble Remote (web-based monitoring) solutions for […]

January 12, 2022

Contents Lab. Blue raises €7.4m

Contents Lab. Blue has raised KRW 10 billion (€7.4m) in Series A funding from Korea Investment Partners, Kona Venture Partners, We Ventures, Crit Ventures and Dae Gyeong Investment, following KRW 3 billion in pre-A investment from Kona Venture Partners last January. With this funding round, the Company has secured total investment of KRW 13 billion. […]

November 22, 2021

Analyst: Shortage of OLEDs will affect TV market

With Black Friday just days away – always a huge event in the sale of TV sets – a report from analysts at KB Securities says that with Samsung entering the OLED market next year there could well be a shortage of OLED panels. LG Display (LGD) is the sole supplier of the high-end TV […]

November 17, 2021By Chris Forrester