On November 25th Netflix and jTBC announced a new contents project together. Under the terms of the contract JTBC will provide Netflix with around twenty dramas over the coming three year period. Though the dramas will be identified as jTBC titles domestically, internationally they will be branded as Netflix originals in the 190 territories where Netflix will hold the distribution rights.
The new contract is an effective extension of an earlier one reached between the two companies back in April of 2017. That contract specified six hundred hours of either dramas or variety show content. The new terms appear to imply that Netflix and jTBC consider the drama content to be more valuable.
A representative from jTBC said that they hoped the deal would allow jTBC to gain more brand exposure worldwide. A representative of Netflix had praiseful words for the quality of the dramas jTBC has provided to them. "My Country: The New Age" and "Chief of Staff - Season 2" are two prominent titles currently available on Netflix internationally, thanks to the previously existing deal.
Written by William Schwartz
Staff writer. Has been writing articles for HanCinema since 2012, having lived in South Korea since 2011. Started out in Gyeongju, then to Daegu, then to Ansan, then to Yeongju, then to Seoul, lived on the road for HanCinema's travel diaries series in the summer of 2016, and is currently settled in Anyang. Has good tips for utilizing South Korea's public bus system. William Schwartz can be contacted via firstname.lastname@example.org. He also has a substack at williamschwartz.substack.com where he discusses the South Korean film industry in broader terms and takes suggestions for future movies to review.
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