EchoStar Communications Corp. is negotiating to take an equity stake of up to 5% in Korea Digital Satellite Broadcasting, scheduled to launch at the end of the year.
Soap-style dramas have long been a cornerstone of Korean television, and now independent producers may get a bigger cut of the action.
Homegrown fare continues to dominate the broadcasting scene in South Korea, with minimal or zero interest in imported dramas and sitcoms. In fact, it has been quite a few years since one of the…
Locus Holdings, an affiliate of a deep-pocketed computer telephone systems integrator of the same name, has acquired South Korea's premier film financier/distrib. A signing ceremony was held March 6.
The hard feelings Koreans still harbor toward Japan, particularly among the generation that remembers World War II, are beginning to be washed away in a spirit of cooperation between filmmakers in…
Though clouds have started to gather once more over the South Korean economy, attendance at the nation's multiplexes continues at a robust pace with domestic films taking top tickets.
Gung-ho for high-tech tools like the Internet and their omnipresent cellular phones, South Koreans have been much slower in taking a shine to films on DVD.
This autumn, Korea confronted its own version of Hollywood's dueling picture phenom with two high-budget films about firefighters going head to head. The first on the scene, "Siren," went down in…
Though overseas phenoms like "Survivor" and "Big Brother" have been widely chronicled in the South Korean press, local TV producers must face their own reality. Namely, viewers in this mostly…
Disney affiliate DIC Entertainment signed an agreement Tuesday with Ameko Entertainment, a South Korean firm, to co-produce three animation series starting with "Super Duper Sumos."