Following our panel discussion on Thursday 23 June, it seems timely to pursue our exploration of the distribution of Korean dramas by looking at their presence in the Turkish as well as Middle Eastern markets. Indeed, although very few Korean dramas have actually aired in Turkey, they have proven a sought-for source of inspiration for Turkish dramas, […]

Western Europe has probably been the hardest market for Korean dramas to break into, given the already well established TV production industries, audiences’ preferences for local flavours and/or American crime procedurals and soaps, as well as strong disparities between countries. This is why we have chosen to start with this region to kick off our new […]

On November 24th was born the London Hallyu Society (LHS), a non-profit organization aimed at federating Londoners interested in “Korean dramas, K-pop and all the modern Korean art and entertainment.” That day is also the birthday of London Korean Drama Club’s founder, an unbelievably timely and ironic coincidence! The LHS was founded by two bubbly […]

Viki, the leading global VOD platform for foreign-language dramas, and in particular Korean dramas, has reached 1 billion words translated on its site. In celebration of this milestone, Viki has launched the #1BillionWords campaign to honor Viki’s incredible online community and thank its fans by giving away some big prizes including Macbook Airs and Roku […]

On November 26, the Korea Creative Content Agency (KOCCA) made public the results of a study it conducted in the United States about the consumption of Korean television dramas. Just to put this is context, KOCCA supports the promotion of Korean creative industries in international markets, and as such this study shall serve the companies […]

Today, Monday 13 October, DramaFever will premiere its second coproduction project, Tomorrow’s Cantabile, based on the popular Japanese manga, on its VOD service in North America and Latin America. Its first venture was with Hwa & Dam Pictures for The Heirs, a 20-episode romantic drama series starring Lee Min-ho (Boys Over Flowers, City Hunter) and […]