Korea’s CJ E&M to Spend $40 Million on Original TV Content

CJ E&M, South Korea’s entertainment and media major, is to invest some $39.5 million (KRW 450 billion) to produce original TV content.

The move puts the group in line with many of the multinational broadcast groups with operations in the Asia region. They have not only adopted a localization strategy, but are increasingly spending on original content that will be unique to their channels, and so drive up viewer loyalty.

CJ E&M is launching “Tomorrow, With You,” “Here Comes Trouble 3,” “Chicago Typewriter” and “The Dynamic Duo” for its general entertainment channel tvN. Starting from Singapore, tvN Movies, tvN’s global channel for Korean blockbuster films, will be launched in Hong Kong and Southeast Asian territories including Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines this year.

The company’s music channel Mnet is launching new seasons of hit audition shows “I Can See Your Voice” and “Show Me the Money.” M2, Mnet’s digital spinoff, will also present new music content.

Being lined up for CJ E&M’s movie channel OCN are originals “Voice,” “Tunnel” and “Dual.” And DIA TV, Asia’s first MCN-run television channel, will increase the number of partnership with content creators from 1,100 to 2,000.

“With our strategic focus on the target audience, we will continue to be a pioneer in the media industry, expanding into Southeast Asia, North America and Europe,” CJ E&M said in a statement.

CJ E&M’s programming distribution unit reported a year-on-year revenue increase of 148% in 2016, driven by the sales success of hit series “Goblin” and “Legend of the Blue Sea.”

More TV

  • LEGION -- "Chapter 10" - Season

    'Legion': Jeph Loeb, Nathaniel Halpern Talk 'X-Men' Universe Connections

    CJ E&M, South Korea’s entertainment and media major, is to invest some $39.5 million (KRW 450 billion) to produce original TV content. The move puts the group in line with many of the multinational broadcast groups with operations in the Asia region. They have not only adopted a localization strategy, but are increasingly spending on […]

  • JD Pardo Mayans MC

    ‘Mayans MC’ Creator Kurt Sutter Reveals How He Cast Series Lead JD Pardo

    CJ E&M, South Korea’s entertainment and media major, is to invest some $39.5 million (KRW 450 billion) to produce original TV content. The move puts the group in line with many of the multinational broadcast groups with operations in the Asia region. They have not only adopted a localization strategy, but are increasingly spending on […]

  • Exclusive - All AroundMandatory Credit: Photo

    Nicole Maines on Why the ScarJo Casting Controversy Matters

    CJ E&M, South Korea’s entertainment and media major, is to invest some $39.5 million (KRW 450 billion) to produce original TV content. The move puts the group in line with many of the multinational broadcast groups with operations in the Asia region. They have not only adopted a localization strategy, but are increasingly spending on […]

  • No Merchandising. Editorial Use Only. No

    Elmarie Wendel, '3rd Rock From the Sun' Actress, Dies at 89

    CJ E&M, South Korea’s entertainment and media major, is to invest some $39.5 million (KRW 450 billion) to produce original TV content. The move puts the group in line with many of the multinational broadcast groups with operations in the Asia region. They have not only adopted a localization strategy, but are increasingly spending on […]

  • Gabrielle Carteris

    SAG-AFTRA Board Approves Deals on Non-Primetime TV, Telemundo

    CJ E&M, South Korea’s entertainment and media major, is to invest some $39.5 million (KRW 450 billion) to produce original TV content. The move puts the group in line with many of the multinational broadcast groups with operations in the Asia region. They have not only adopted a localization strategy, but are increasingly spending on […]

  • Issa Rae, Natasha Rothwell and Yvonne

    'Insecure' Season 3 to Introduce New 'Timely' Show Within The Show

    CJ E&M, South Korea’s entertainment and media major, is to invest some $39.5 million (KRW 450 billion) to produce original TV content. The move puts the group in line with many of the multinational broadcast groups with operations in the Asia region. They have not only adopted a localization strategy, but are increasingly spending on […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content