HBO Asia’s new horror anthology original series “Folklore” to premiere in October
HBO Asia’s first horror anthology original series Folklore takes place across six Asian countries, each episode based on each country’s myths and folklore. Helmed by different directors from the countries, each episode was filmed in the local language of the country it is based in.
CJ ENM unveils dates and locations for 2018 Mnet Asian Music Awards
CJ ENM has announced dates and locations for its flagship global music festival, the 2018 Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA). 2018 MAMA will span across three different locations in Asia – Korea, Japan, and Hong Kong from December 10 to 14.
Asia-Pacific online video revenues to grow notably
Online video revenue, comprising net ad spend and subscription fees, will grow at an 18% CAGR across Asia Pacific between 2018 and 2023, climbing from US$21 billion in 2018 to US$48 billion by 2023, according to a new report published by Media Partners Asia.
CJ ENM productions shortlisted for Content Innovation Awards
CJ ENM’s two titles have made the shortlist for the annual Content Innovation Awards. 16-episode scripted black comedy drama Prison Playbook is on the list for Series Launch of the Year, while hybrid music and dating format Love at First Song is listed for Best Musical Format.
Netflix launches new K-drama “Life”
Netflix has licensed Life, a new Korean original drama written by Lee Su-yeon and directed by Hong Jong-chan and Lim Hyun-wook. Netflix will release Life in Asia-Pacific markets (excluding Japan) and English speaking regions (excluding US).
TV ratings for CJ ENM hit season high
TV ratings for CJ ENM’s drama series and variety programs have hit a season high. These include the dramas Mr. Sunshine, What’s Wrong with Secretary Kim and Life on Mars, together with the variety shows Grandpas over Flowers Returns, Produce 48, and The Great Escape.
CJ E&M’s “What’s Wrong with Secretary Kim” secures high ratings
CJ E&M’s highly anticipated drama What’s Wrong with Secretary Kim has achieved a peak viewership rate of 7.4% only in its fourth episode, the highest among cable programs in its time-slot. The romantic comedy features Park Seo-joon playing a narcissistic boss and Park Min-young as his talented but unlucky secretary.
Sony Pictures premieres titles from Japan and Korea
Sony Pictures collaborates with GEM and ONE to premiere titles from Japan and Korea.
To UHD and Beyond
KOBA 2017 – the 27th Korea International Broadcast, Audio & Lighting Equipment show kicked off in Seoul this
May. With the appropriate theme “To UHD and Beyond”, 4K production is the new broadcasting standard that’s
already generating serious interest from producers. Netflix’s prestigious and hugely popular House of Cards won a
Cinematography Emmy and it was no coincidence that it was shot in 4K. K. Dass examines the state of play.