Empress Ki

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Several Korean dramas have been sold to countries in South and Central America, the Korea Creative Content Agency (KOCCA) said on Thursday.

A statement by KOCCA stated the sales took place at this year’s NATPE Market & Conference held for four days from January 26 in Florida of the U.S. in which a total of six Korean broadcasters and animation firms participated.

Through the event, KBS Media sold nine projects including “Spring Waltz” to U.S. distributor Crunchroll, and MBC America pre-sold currently popular series “Empress Ki” to Peru’s Panamericana TV, Panama’s Sertv, etc.

SBS International’s drama “Love You Thousand Times” was picked up in Ecuador, Puerto Rico, Bolivia, and Mexico. And CJ E&M sold the rights to the format of its auditioning program “Super Diva” to South America.


Kim Il-joong of KOCCA’s U.S. office was quoted as saying, “Korean dramas are easy to relate to because they’re similar to telenovelas, popular in South and Central America, in terms of both story and sentimentality.”

Reporter. Jessica Kim

Courtesy of MBC