BTS becomes first Asian act to win top honor at AMAs

South Korean supergroup BTS once again rewrote K-pop history Monday by becoming the first Asian act to win artist of the year, considered the top award, at the American Music…

Netflix’s monthly active users hit record high in S. Korea on ‘Squid Game’

SEOUL– The number of Netflix’s monthly active users (MAU) in South Korea hit a record high in September from a month earlier helped by the Korean-made mega hit “Squid Game,”…

BTS’ ‘Dynamite’ video passes 1.3 bln YouTube views

The music video for K-pop superband BTS’ “Dynamite” has passed 1.3 billion views on YouTube, its management agency said Saturday. The video for the megahit single released in 2020 reached…

CJ ENM acquires Hollywood studio Endeavor Content for 920 bln won

SEOUL– South Korea’s media and entertainment giant CJ ENM said Friday it has acquired a managerial stake in Hollywood studio Endeavor Content in a record 920 billion won (US$775 million)…

Netflix raises subscription fees in S. Korea amid controversies over network usage

SEOUL– Netflix has raised its monthly subscription fees in South Korea as a vice parliamentary speaker proposed a bill to keep the U.S. streaming giant from getting a free ride…

Exclusive-U.S.-China tech war clouds SK Hynix’s plans for a key chip factory

Published by Reuters By Stephen Nellis, Joyce Lee and Toby Sterling SEOUL (Reuters) – Plans by Korea’s SK Hynix to overhaul a huge facility in China so it can make…

BTS wins four prizes at MTV Europe Music Awards

SEOUL– K-pop megastar BTS has clinched four trophies at this year’s MTV Europe Music Awards (EMA), the most at the annual ceremony. In the ceremony held in Budapest, Hungary, on…

Making Korea safe from terrorism

The 707th Special Task Force of the Republic of Korea Army’s Special Warfare Command on the afternoon of Nov. 12 holds an anti-terrorism exercise on land for an annual program…

Korea.net Honorary Reporters go on tour of Gangwon-do Province

The Yeongdong area of Gangwon-do Province is located on the eastern side of the Korean Peninsula. The region’s name literally means “east of Daegwallyeong,” referring to a pass at Taebaeksan…

Singer-actor Kim Jun-su sets up his own agency

SEOUL– Singer-actor Kim Jun-su of K-pop trio JYJ has established his own management agency, it said Wednesday. Palmtree Island said the company was set up by Kim, together with his…