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, […]

Despite the popularity of Latin American telenovelas and more recently Turkish dramas in Eastern Europe, Korean dramas have somehow managed to carve some space on local television. Not much, but more opportunities await. Hungary was the first country to bring Korean dramas, with negotiations between Hungarian national broadcaster Magyar Televízió (MTVA) with KBS and MBC […]

As Africa is starting to attract eyeballs from content distributors, in particular thanks to a number of emerging cable television and on-demand platforms, it would be timely to look at how the landscape looks like for Korean dramas. An interesting case and exception on the African continent, GBS (Good News Broadcasting System) is a Kenyan […]

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 […]

Ex-Model, the French-Chinese comedy webseries which reached 80 million views on Youku in China, will make its TV premiere tonight (Monday October 5th) on French Pay TV channel GONG BASE at 20:55. GONG BASE is a channel of GONG Networks, a French Pay TV group which is especially known in France for airing Korean dramas, and launching a TV channel […]

On September 24, The Hospital Club welcomed a number of important personalities from the Korean drama industry, as producers and executives from the major broadcasters came to attend a K-Drama Showcase – part of the KCCUK’s K-Drama Week. After a first session dedicated to explore collaboration opportunities between South Korea and the UK, which the […]

Earlier last week, the Korean Cultural Centre UK (KCCUK) unveiled a few first details on the upcoming 9th edition of its annual London Korean Film Festival (LKFF). The event will take place in four venues, including the Odeon West End – as the prime location for opening and closing ceremonies -, Odeon Covent Garden, Odeon […]

Wednesday 24 September, 7-11pm @ Curzon Cinema Soho, 99 Shaftesbury Avenue, London W1D 5DY RSVP to KCCUK at 0207 004 2600 or   Tomorrow, Wednesday 24 September, the KCCUK and KOCCA are holding an opening event to the K-Drama Week at Curzon Cinema Soho. The evening will start with the screening of the film […]

Tuesday 23 September, 5.30-7.30pm Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H OXG RSVP to KCCUK at 0207 004 2600 or The KCCUK and SOAS will co-host a seminar and reception on Korean dramas presented by Yang Yun-ho, director of IRIS (2009), Livera Me (2000) and Yuri (1996), which was invited to the Cannes Film Festival […]

On Wednesday 24 September 7pm, part of the K-Drama Week starting this Tuesday, Curzon Cinema Soho will be screening IRIS: The Movie, which is a summary of the main drama series of the same name. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the director, Yang Yun-ho, who will also be giving a seminar […]