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tvN attributes success over past decade to talent, investment

Over the past 10 years, tvN has slowly emerged as one of the best content creators in South Korea, producing numerous hits with viewership unseen for a cable channel.At a press conference Wednesday to mark the 10th anniversary of its opening, Lee Deok-jae, head of media content at tvN’s p...

Updated : 2016.09.29 14:18

[Herald Interview] Korean-American Aaron Yoo, surfing roles in Hollywood for over a decade

Korean-American actor Aaron Yoo has been building a low-key yet eclectic career since starting out in off-Broadway shows in the early 2000s. A University of Pennsylvania theater graduate, Yoo has gone...

Updated : 2016.09.28 17:29

Lee Young-Ae’s return TV series put off to next year

The airing of the South Korean TV series “Saimdang, Memoir of Colors,” which stars Lee Young-Ae, has been postponed to early next year, according to TV sources. The SBS TV series was scheduled to simultaneously hit South Korea and China in late October. But the broadcast has been put off...

Updated : 2016.09.28 13:32

Ukraine wants Korean satellite TV channels: report

MOSCOW (Yonhap) -- A senior Ukrainian official said Tuesday his country wants South Korean satellite TV channels to fill in for blocked Russian ones, according to a news report.Ukraine blocked 77 Russian satellite TV channels over the past two years amid the worst-ever bilateral ties over ...

Updated : 2016.09.21 14:34

‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘Veep’ take top honors at Emmys

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- “Game of Thrones” conquered the Emmy kingdom Sunday, honored as top drama for the second consecutive year and becoming the most honored prime-time TV series ever on a night of su...

Updated : 2016.09.19 17:14

New Miss America begins reign with Atlantic City surf romp

ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey (AP) -- The heels came off, but the crown stayed on as Miss America began her reign with a romp in the Atlantic City surf Monday, hours after winning the title.Savvy Shields, who represented Arkansas, won the crown Sunday night to become Miss America 2017.She drew...

Updated : 2016.09.13 13:14

Stage adaption of ‘Cheers’ TV shows opening in Boston

BOSTON (AP) -- A stage adaptation of the popular television show "Cheers" is kicking off a national tour in the city where it was set.  “Cheers on Stage” officially opens Monday at the Citi Performing Arts Center Shubert Theatre in Boston. It will hit the road for 11 shows through Sept....

Updated : 2016.09.12 13:56

British-American TV series wins top prize in Seoul Drama Awards

The British-American TV series “The Night Manager” on Thursday triumphed and megahit South Korean military romance “Descendants of the Sun” captured three prizes in the local drama category at this year‘s Seoul International Drama Awards. Producers of the series received the Grand Pr...

Updated : 2016.09.08 21:55

Se7en, Lee Da-hae open up on relationship

Singer Se7en, 31, and actress Lee Da-hae, 32, confirmed they have been romantically involved for over a year through their respective agencies, Eleven9 Entertainment and JS Pictures. Local media had p...

Updated : 2016.09.08 17:39

Song Joong-ki, Shin Min-a to attend Seoul International Drama Awards

Global K-drama stars Song Joong-ki and Shin Min-a will attend this year’s Seoul International Drama Awards, according to Seoul Drama Awards on Wednesday. Song was in the hit series “Descendants of ...

Updated : 2016.09.07 17:43

New drama zooms in on 1592 war with Japan

A new drama co-produced by South Korea and China will attempt to depict the famous 1592 war against Japan in a way that promotes viewers' understanding of the people and warfare involved in the conflict, producers said Thursday.   The "Imjinwaeran" war, which lasted from 1592-98, is best...

Updated : 2016.09.01 20:16

K-dramas’ global appeal lies in ‘wholesome sexiness’

The international appeal of Korean TV shows lies in their “wholesome sexiness,” according to Sean Richard Dulake, who plays the dreamy male lead Joon Park in the show-within-a-show universe of the o...

Updated : 2016.09.01 17:24

TV shows spotlight new ways of communication

In Spike Jonze’s 2013 romantic science fiction comedy “Her,” a man converses with and eventually falls in love with the feminine voice of a computer operating system.Inspired by the film, tvN’s “...

Updated : 2016.08.29 14:44

MTV launches global contest for cover song stardom

NEW YORK (AFP) - MTV on Wednesday invited fans around the world to cover hit songs, with the winner set to earn fame by starring in an original video.The pioneer music network announced the contest ahead of Sunday’s MTV Video Music Awards in New York and geared the initiative toward viewe...

Updated : 2016.08.25 15:17

‘King of Masked Singer’ most popular singing show: data

“King of Masked Singer” is the most popular singing competition show run by a terrestrial channel in South Korea, data showed Monday.Korea Broadcasting Advertising Corp. (KOBACO) released the result of its survey of 4,974 people aged 13-59 who live in Seoul and its satellite cities.The r...

Updated : 2016.08.22 14:22