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[Herald Interview] ‘Reply 1988’ leaves mark on Park Bo-gum

Actor Park Bo-gum poses for a picture before an interview at a Seoul cafe on Thursday. (Yoon Byung-chan/The Korea Herald)Park Bo-gum spoke slowly, his words interspersed with child-like smiles. It was...

Updated : 2016.02.05 15:37

CJ E&M denies spin-off rumors

CJ E&M Headquarters (CJ Group)Entertainment and media giant CJ E&M denied a news report that the firm plans to spin off its drama and entertainment production divisions to set up a new content product...

Updated : 2016.02.03 15:13

[Newsmaker] Former Arirang TV chief under probe for corporate fund misuse

The Culture Ministry has accepted the resignation of Bang Suk-ho, president & CEO of Arirang TV, Korea’s state-run English satellite and cable broadcaster. Bang submitted his resignation to the minis...

Updated : 2016.02.02 17:46

'My Love from the Star' to have different ending in China

Do Min-joon, the stoic alien with superpowers in the South Korean drama "My Love from the Star," has a different identity in China.Spoiler alert: The entire story is a fictional tale that he writes for Cheon Song-yi, the arrogant, yet endearing heroine played by actress Jun Ji-hyun in the ...

Updated : 2016.02.02 11:55

Chinese drama starring Park Hae-jin to premiere in March

A Chinese soap opera starring South Korean actor Park Hae-jin will premiere in China next month, his agency said Monday.The pilot episode of "Far Away Love" will air on Guangdong TV and Southeast TV on March 1, WM Company said.Park plays a stoic restaurant owner who, in an ironic twist of ...

Updated : 2016.02.01 11:41

Netflix fails to protect teens from adult content

U.S. video service provider Netflix that entered the South Korean market early this year lacks an adult verification system, making teenagers vulnerable to X-rated content, industry sources said Monday.Local users can open a Netflix account by typing in an email address and their credit ca...

Updated : 2016.02.01 11:35

Hani to co-host 'Baek Jong-won's Three Great Emperors'

Hani of the girl group EXID will co-host "Baek Jong-won's Three Great Emperors," terrestrial network SBS said Thursday.She will join three existing hosts -- the celebrity chef Baek and comedians Lee Hwi-jae and Kim Joon-hyun -- starting Saturday at 6:10 p.m.Her inaugural episode will cover...

Updated : 2016.01.28 16:50

Actor Ryu Jun-yeol not happy with 'Reply 1988' ending

Were you disappointed by the way "Reply 1988" ended?Actor Ryu Jun-yeol, who played one of the male leads, Kim Jeong-hwan, in the tvN hit drama, is with you; the 30-year-old says he didn't expect the sudden twist, which "Reply 1988" fans accuse of being a cruel joke.Spoiler alert: Ryu doesn...

Updated : 2016.01.27 11:04

French comics fest to showcase Korean webtoons

South Korean web cartoons, which have inspired many hit soap operas and movies here, will be featured at the world's third-largest comics festival, the South Korean Culture Ministry said Tuesday.Under the exhibit "Webtoon Playground," South Korean webtoons will be displayed on the streets ...

Updated : 2016.01.26 15:53

Park Hae-jin inks ad deals worth 11 billion won

Actor Park Hae-jin, enjoying growing popularity in both Korea and China with his new tvN drama “Cheese in the Trap,” has signed endorsements with 15 advertisers, according to industry insiders. Par...

Updated : 2016.01.25 15:36

YG Entertainment invests in Korean remake of 'Scarlet Heart'

YG Entertainment said Monday it will invest in the upcoming South Korean remake of the Chinese soap opera "Scarlet Heart," starring actor Lee Joon-gi and singer-songwriter IU.The South Korean entertainment agency will join NBCUniversal and a local production company in financing and produc...

Updated : 2016.01.25 13:18

Cable networks top terrestrial in ad prices

Advertising on cable TV has become pricier than doing so on terrestrial networks for the first time, industry sources said Monday.A 15-second spot during breaks for tvN reality shows "Three Meals a Day" and "Youth Over Flowers" now fetches 25 million won ($21,000), according to sources in ...

Updated : 2016.01.25 13:12

TV series 'Cheese in the Trap' sets sights on new record

"Cheese in the Trap," a webtoon-based TV series starring popular actor Park Hae-jin, is set to become the next record breaker with viewer rates climbing to levels unseen for a weekday show.In its fourth episode earlier this month, the tvN series broke the record for a weekday cable TV dram...

Updated : 2016.01.24 15:19

Actor Lee Jong-suk's wax figure to be unveiled in Hong Kong

A wax figure of the popular Korean actor Lee Jong-suk will go on display in a global museum of wax dolls in Hong Kong this week, a local public relations agency working for the museum said Thursday.The actor will unveil his wax figure in a ceremony at Madame Tussauds Hong Kong on Friday, T...

Updated : 2016.01.21 15:43

Asia, top destination for Korean TV programs exported

With the spread of the Asiawide boom of South Korean pop culture, countries in the continent accounted for 95 percent of South Korea's exports of broadcasting programs, such as TV dramas and documentaries, in 2014, a government report said Thursday. Korea's total exports of broadcasting pr...

Updated : 2016.01.21 11:11