Netflix Bolsters K-Drama Lineup in Multiyear Deal With South Korea’s JTBC
Netflix continues to bet big on Korean drama.
The streaming giant on Monday unveiled a three-year licensing deal with South Korean cable TV network JTBC. Under the partnership, which begins at the start of 2020, Netflix will acquire the worldwide streaming rights to more than 20 Korean-language drama series titles produced and aired by JTBC.
The deal comes hot on the heals of a similar three-year partnership Netflix unveiled last week with Seoul-based Studio Dragon, another producer of popular K-drama series. That deal entailed more than 21 K-drama titles heading to Netflix, including both licensed shows and several originals that Studio Dragon will develop and produce for the streamer.
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