On the 15th morning 10am in Seoul Kangnam at Google Korea's head office center, the 'Youtube-Group Eight, MBC Playful Kiss Special Edition Partnership Convention' was held as CEO of Google Korea cum Google Asia managing director Lee Wonjin along with Group Eight CEO Song Byungjun came together to pose for the camera.
This time's special edition will consist of 7 episodes that will feature totally different contents as that of the TV drama version and will be shown to the entire world. In this upcoming early-October, various promotion videos, music videos, making films, etc will be uploaded through their exclusive widely-diversified youtube channel.
In addition, the My Story event; because they do support subtitle files, so through the participation of users, participants could pen their own story on their own, too.
CEO of Group Eight Song Byungjun expressed, "Standing by our stand to produce a nudge of contents, our decision to produce this time's special edition holds a deep meaning to us. Because of the fact that current editing work in the TV station is already taking up a long period of my time", "But we will create the contents as the way we want it and then distribute our hard labour out world-wide; through Youtube we will be able to possess this golden opportunity to easily settle distribution problems as such".
Generally, in the circumstances relating to copyright issues, including domestically and of course internationally, there are always limitations set to prevent illegal outflowing of data, and so in Youtube's case, for those countries who did not register themselves due to each country's copyright reservations, they will not be able to watch this in their country.
Along with that, though there are of course many language barriers between each country, users could still congregate together and enjoy the emotions delivered to them from the drama as this would be settled through the many possible selections of lively translations services.
CEO of Google Korea Lee Wonjin also expressed, "Amidst our improvement in contents, we will be taking our work to show the entire world and share with them -- the contents of Korea -- and because of that I'm happy", "With another of our brand new innovation this time round, it will be sure to benefit not just the producing crew, but also the media, and the audiences".
original source; computertimes
translation source; ss501ode @ blogspot
Playful Kiss OST sold to many countries
One More Time' included in MBC drama Playful Kiss OST sung by Kim HyunJoong is receiving feverish responses.
'One more time' was last revealed on September 8, after which climbing onto the various music charts and music portal sites, thus becoming a hot topic of discussion. Even the music video that decorates itself with the many highlights in the drama is receiving good responses from international and domestic fans.
The song 'One more time' sung by Kim Hyunjoong portrays the sad emotions of arrogant and aloof boy Baek Seungjo as he gradually changes after meeting Oh Hani. This song is the theme song of Baek Seungjo, and it attracts attention for that.
The moment news was released about Kim Hyunjoong's participation in the drama's OST, many music companies contacted them for the distribution of the Playful Kiss OST, which turned into a huge buzz. Having already completed agreement liances with Japan, Thailand and mandarin-speaking countries, this just shows the amount of interest domestic and international fans have over this.
On the other hand, the home-mate romance of Seungjo-Hani couple will develop itself on every Wed-Thurs night at 9.55pm through MBC.
original source; startoday
translation source; ss501ode @ blogspot
Kim Hyun-joong series "Playful Kiss" sold to 12 countries
New MBC TV series "Playful Kiss" starring popular singer and actor Kim Hyun-joong, was sold to 12 countries around the world ahead of going on air early this month, according to the show's producer Group 8 on Wednesday.
Park Rae-hyun, in charge of the PR & Promotions team at Group 8, told 10Asia that the series was sold to several nations including Japan, Hong Kong, Thailand, the Philippines and the United States for a total four billion won, equivalent to about 3.4 million dollars.
In a couple of the countries, such as Thailand and the Philippines, the show was sold for the highest price in Korean drama history.
The show has also already been set to air twice a week on cable music channel Mnet Japan starting December although additional details have yet to be set.
Directed by Hwang In-roi, Kim and actress Jung So-min star in the show based on Japanese comic series "Itazura na Kiss."
original source; 10asia