ATEME, the leader in video delivery solutions for broadcast, cable TV, DTH, IPTV and OTT, announced that Korean broadcaster KBS has selected ATEME’s Kyrion encoders to update its legacy infrastructure, enabling broadcasting in high-quality MPEG-2 HD. As the largest broadcaster in Korea, KBS operates a wide range of platforms to deliver nationwide terrestrial service – including four terrestrial and two satellite channels, plus seven radio and four DMB channels. For KBS, providing a reliable … [Read more...] about ATEME to enable outstaning video quality for Korea’s largest broadcaster KBS
Something Special, the Seoul-based international Format agency founded by Format specialists Jin Woo Hwang and InSoon Kim, announced the launch of their new Spring – MIP catalogue featuring both unscripted and scripted formats. This is the first major catalogue the company is releasing since their launch last year and includes everything from dating, cooking and crime game shows to horror anthologies and comedic love stories. Also, KBS (Korean Broadcasting System) gave Something Special two of … [Read more...] about Something Special announces new formats for Spring and MIP
BBC Studios has announced the first-ever commissioning of the comedy series, Uncle, as a local format in South Korea. Originally produced in the UK by multi-award-winning production company Baby Cow, the local version of Uncle will be produced in partnership with South Korean production company Monster Union. The title will premiere on TV Chosun at a later date and top South Korean actor, Jung-sae Oh (It’s Okay To Be Not Okay, When The Camellia Blooms) will star as the lead in this … [Read more...] about BBC Studios partners with Monster Union for the first-ever comedy adaptation of ‘Uncle’ in South Korea
This story appears in the December 2020 issue of Television Asia Plus. Television Asia Plus interviewed six media executives on the content trends for 2021 and the strategies they’re implementing in terms of local production and acquisitions. While 2020 may have been a challenging year for the industry, these interviews show that not only has the industry been able to adapt to the current circumstances brought on by the pandemic, but there is something to look forward to from these companies … [Read more...] about What’s next for content in 2021?
Premium factual distributor Flame Distribution has finalised a raft of sales agreements in South Korea and China on a selection of the company’s unscripted series and specials. The announcement was made today by Fiona Gilroy, Content Sales and Acquisitions Director, Flame Distribution. In South Korea: Public broadcaster KBS has snapped up Greta Thunberg: The Voice of the Future (1 x 57’) which tells the true story of how the actions of one Swedish teenager went on to inspire a global movement … [Read more...] about Flame Distribution inks sales with South Korean broadcaster, multiple SVODs in China
GMA Network’s adaptation of the hit South Korean series Descendants of the Sun breaks new ground as it comes to Netflix Philippines this November. Descendants of the Sun Philippines which was recently awarded as Most Popular Foreign Drama by the Seoul International Drama Awards will stream on Netflix beginning 13 November. Descendants of the Sun Philippines is GMA’s biggest drama for 2020, in celebration of its 70th anniversary. It is the first GMA drama to stream on Netflix which boosts the … [Read more...] about Netflix picks up Philippine adaptation of ‘Descendants of the Sun’ aired on GMA Network