Korea readies media superbody

Organization to have $144 million budget

South Korea will launch on Thursday the Korea Creative Content Agency, which will oversee the creation of vidgames, cartoons, TV and online content.

The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has combined five existing orgs, including the Culture and Content Agency, Game Industry Agency and the Broadcasting Institute, to create the superbody. The Korean Film Council will continue as a separate org.

Lee Jae-woong, a professor of public administration at Busan’s Dong-Eui U. and a former member of the National Assembly, has been tapped as director of the agency, which will have a $144 million annual budget. The coin will be used to develop content and promote local entertainment companies.

The government amended the Culture Industry Promotion Law last year to create the body.

“Lost” thesp Yunjin Kim will act as the org’s ambassador and attend the opening ceremony.

More TV

  • Occupied 2

    MTG Studios Boards Norwegian Drama Series 'Wisting'

    South Korea will launch on Thursday the Korea Creative Content Agency, which will oversee the creation of vidgames, cartoons, TV and online content. The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has combined five existing orgs, including the Culture and Content Agency, Game Industry Agency and the Broadcasting Institute, to create the superbody. The Korean Film […]

  • endemol shine logo

    Endemol Shine Surprises With Plan to Shrink Southeast Asia Operation

    South Korea will launch on Thursday the Korea Creative Content Agency, which will oversee the creation of vidgames, cartoons, TV and online content. The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has combined five existing orgs, including the Culture and Content Agency, Game Industry Agency and the Broadcasting Institute, to create the superbody. The Korean Film […]

  • Stranger Things Season 2

    Netflix, Deutsche Telekom Ink Global Partnership

    South Korea will launch on Thursday the Korea Creative Content Agency, which will oversee the creation of vidgames, cartoons, TV and online content. The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has combined five existing orgs, including the Culture and Content Agency, Game Industry Agency and the Broadcasting Institute, to create the superbody. The Korean Film […]

  • The Simpsons

    All the Thanksgiving TV Marathons You Can Binge This Weekend

    South Korea will launch on Thursday the Korea Creative Content Agency, which will oversee the creation of vidgames, cartoons, TV and online content. The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has combined five existing orgs, including the Culture and Content Agency, Game Industry Agency and the Broadcasting Institute, to create the superbody. The Korean Film […]

  • '89 Blocks' Set to Kick Off

    TV News Roundup: '89 Blocks' Set to Kick Off Fox Sports Films 'Magnify' Series

    South Korea will launch on Thursday the Korea Creative Content Agency, which will oversee the creation of vidgames, cartoons, TV and online content. The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has combined five existing orgs, including the Culture and Content Agency, Game Industry Agency and the Broadcasting Institute, to create the superbody. The Korean Film […]

  • The Chambermaid Ventana Sur Fest Traveler

    Ventana Sur Opens Shop for Latin American Film and TV

    South Korea will launch on Thursday the Korea Creative Content Agency, which will oversee the creation of vidgames, cartoons, TV and online content. The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has combined five existing orgs, including the Culture and Content Agency, Game Industry Agency and the Broadcasting Institute, to create the superbody. The Korean Film […]

  • This, photo shows the 21st Century

    Comcast, Disney Keep Focus on 21st Century Fox Assets Despite AT&T-Time Warner Battle

    South Korea will launch on Thursday the Korea Creative Content Agency, which will oversee the creation of vidgames, cartoons, TV and online content. The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has combined five existing orgs, including the Culture and Content Agency, Game Industry Agency and the Broadcasting Institute, to create the superbody. The Korean Film […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content