Tag Archive: Korea

Apr 07

Evolving Asian Culture Gateways: The Korean Wave & Beyond

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Tweet Edited by: Su Jung Kim, Kalinga Seneviratne and Madanmohan Rao Since the late 1990s, an increasing number of Korean television dramas, movies, pop songs and their associated celebrities have gained immense popularity in East and Southeast Asian countries. News media and trade magazines have recognized the rise of Korean popular culture in Asia by dubbing …

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Nov 25

FTA likely to dampen growth of local broadcasting sector

Tweet The free trade agreement between Korea and the United States is expected to hit the nation’s small broadcasting and production companies particularly hard. Under the pact, direct investment by foreign nationals into local program providers will be limited to the current level of 49 percent of shares. But if they set up a local …

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Aug 19

Fox International debuts original Asian production, K-Pop Star Hunt

Tweet Fox International Channels (FIC) has launched tvN K-Pop Star Hunt, its first original entertainment programme produced in Asia. The show, an Asian answer to the American Idol programme format, is co-produced by Fox, Korean broadcaster CJ Media, and entertainment production company Cube Entertainment. Read more: Fox International debuts original Asian production, K-Pop Star Hunt …

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Aug 17

TrueVisions, S Korea’s SM Entertainment form K-pop joint venture

Tweet TrueVisions Group, a leading provider of subscription-based television, has announced a joint venture with South Korea’s leading music and entertainment company, SM Entertainment, to promote Korean pop concerts and digital content in Thailand and elsewhere in Southeast Asia. SM True was recently set up with Bt20 million registered capital. It is 51-per-cent owned by …

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Mar 22

Fellowship on Korean affairs seeks applicants

Tweet Deadline: 01/04/11 International mid-career journalists interested in Korean affairs can apply for a fellowship in the U.S. The Pantech Fellowships, sponsored by Stanford University, provide three mid-career professionals the opportunity to engage and resolve issues related to Korea. The length of the fellowship can range from three to nine months, between September 2011 and …

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