Advanced Television

South Korea

Korean streamers set to merge

South Korean streaming platforms TVing and Seezn are set to merge in a bid to fend off international streamers such as Netflix – which plans at least 25 Korean originals this year. CJ ENM, behind global game show format I Can See Your Voice, is the controller of TVing, while Studio Genie, the media subsidiary […]

July 18, 2022

Disney, HYBE content collaboration

The Walt Disney Company Asia Pacific and HYBE have announced a global content collaboration that will see both companies working together to showcase content from South Korea’s music and entertainment industry to the world stage. The agreement includes global distribution of five titles from HYBE, which include two exclusive series featuring K-pop icons BTS that […]

July 12, 2022

South Korea: Multiplay service revenue at $7.7bn by 2026

Multiplay service revenue in South Korea is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 2.4 per cent from $6.9 billion (€6.8bn) in 2021 to $7.7 billion in 2026, driven by the steady rise in the number of multiplay households and growth in the average monthly multiplay household spending, according to GlobalData, […]

July 8, 2022

Forecast: South Korea pay-TV revenues at $6.9bn by 2026

Pay-TV services revenue in South Korea is expected to grow marginally at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 1.14 per cent, from $6.5 billion (€6.19bn) in 2021 to $6.9 billion in 2026, mainly supported by the IPTV segment, forecasts GlobalData, a data and analytics company. GlobalData’s South Korea pay-TV Forecast reveals that IPTV services […]

June 22, 2022

Samsung forecasts record quarter

South Korean technology giant Samsung Electronics has reported a 50.3 per cent jump in preliminary profits for its first quarter. Much of the success comes from Samsung’s silicon chip division; Samsung is the world’s largest memory chip and smart-phone manufacturer. However, the company did not provide details on the performance of its various divisions. Samsung […]

April 7, 2022By Chris Forrester

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

Analyst: Where can Netflix seek growth?

A report from analysts at MoffettNathanson (MN) asks what’s left in terms of growth for Netflix in its key markets? It cites the US and Canada as an example, and says that with, Netflix being present in 64 per cent of North American broadband homes and 82 per cent of all pay-TV homes, “it is […]

March 17, 2022By Chris Forrester

Survey: 82% of France using digital technologies

Orange has published the third edition of the Observatory of Digital Uses, in partnership with OpinionWay. Created in 2018 by Orange and OpinionWay, the Observatory is returning in its third edition to provide feedback on digital uses in 2021. This year, the Observatory aimed to measure the development of digital behaviorus, the health crisis’ impact […]

March 10, 2022

Insight TV on LG U+ in South Korea

Insight TV has announced that its linear UHD HDR service will launch on LG U+ in South Korea. This launch comes after three successful years reaching viewers in South Korea with the Insight TV 4K service on the SKB 4K package and Insight TV programming on the UMAX platform and now means that Insight TV […]

November 18, 2021

MUSEUM TV launches on LG U+ in South Korea

THEMA ASIA-PACIFIC has announced the launch of MUSEUM TV on LG U+, one of the largest IPTV player in South Korea and a longstanding partner of THEMA.LG U+ Premium Pack customers have now access to MUSEUM TV (channel #225), the leading channel entirely dedicated to the visual arts, appealing to a large audience of passionate […]

November 18, 2021