Do you remember about KBS’ 2004 period drama Emperor of the Sea, also known as Sea God? Spanning 51 episodes and based Choi In-ho’s novel of the same name, it is also inspired by the life of Goong-Bok (Jang Bo-go) during the Unified Shilla Dynasty (676~935). Like many other period dramas, such as Jumong, the […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

It is not every day that two of the most talented and renowned Korean drama actresses are together in our country, more precisely in London. Indeed, actresses Han Hye-jin and Jeon Hye-bin are both having some time off in our capital and enjoying the best it has to offer. Han Hye-jin rose to fame with […]

Last weekend, we launched our series of events based on the popular Korean entertainment TV show, Running Man. Due to many of you still being on vacation, those who attended really enjoyed it. Those who attended could even more realize and admire the talent of Jumong and Nam-yi (War of the Arrows), but also closer […]