Additionally, KOCOWA was One of the Few Profitable Streamers in 2022
Los Angeles, CA – February 6, 2023 – The number one 100% Korean content streamer KOCOWA is excited to announce it has joined so many other streamers and added a + to their name. Not just to be trendy, the + signifies the addition of 100 feature films to the KOCOWA+ lineup and several updates to platform capabilities. Korean content fans can watch top feature films in addition to the great K-Dramas, K-Pop chart, reality shows, and all the other hits of Korea’s top three broadcasters KBS, MBC, and SBS.
In addition to the name and content updates, it was recently revealed that KOCOWA, along with Netflix, was among the few profitable streamers in 2022.
KOCOWA+ CEO KunHee Park notes, “we are excited to continue to bring the Korean Content Wave to the Western Hemisphere with a library of top Korean films to complement the most comprehensive selections of K-Dramas, K-Pop, and other Korean content our millions of subscribers love – over 24,000 hours-worth. Other subscriber benefits from KOCOWA+ include multi-profile capabilities, downloading shows from anywhere, anytime offline consumption, and picture-on-picture capabilities. With the addition of films, KOCOWA is truly the ultimate destination for Korean entertainment.”
On the streaming profitability success, he added, “We were able to attain profitability due to our unique business model of partnering with the three Korean broadcast networks, partnerships with 30 of the top Korean content providers and studios, the increasing popularity of Korean content across the Americas, and of course, our brilliant and hardworking global team.”
Some of the new films available include hits such as A Violent Prosecutor, one of the top-grossing Korean films of 2016, and Lee Il-Hyung, its writer/director was nominated for Best Director at the Grand Bell Awards, Korea’s version of the Oscars; Korea’s top grossing R-rated film of all time Inside Men, that won the Grand Bell for Best Film, Best Director, and Best Screenplay in 2016; and action-comedy Luck-Key, staring Yoo Hae-jin, a Korean film star, and Grand Bell award winner.
In addition to the films, Korean Drama (K-Drama) “Taxi Driver” is coming to KOCOWA for its highly anticipated second season. “Taxi Driver” is about a mysterious taxi service that delivers justice and revenge on behalf of victims who cannot get help from the law. The drama’s main actors Lee Je Hoon, Kim Eui Sung, Pyo Ye Jin, Jang Hyuk Jin, and Bae Yoo Ram, who play the five members of the Rainbow Taxi team, will all be returning for this season.
Truly, the ultimate destination for Korean entertainment, KOCOWA+ customers can watch select shows on the same day they air in Korea, like their favorite idols on music chart shows and dig into thousands of high-quality library titles. Discovery is easy, as audiences can immerse themselves in award-winning relatable comedies, dramas, and hilarious reality competitions. For fans of K-pop, there are more than enough idols’ moments to binge on.
With the most extensive library of Korean content, KOCOWA+ has quickly risen as an international platform since 2017. Programming is available in real-time after broadcast airtime in Korea, making KOCOWA+ the preferred destination for fans to watch new series and award-winning library titles or to discover new and exciting Korean content available only on KOCOWA+. KOCOWA+’s millions of viewers are diverse, with 90% of viewers of non-Korean ancestry, in the prime under 44 age demographic.
About wA and KOCOWA+
wA is a global joint company between wavve, SK Square Americas, and the top Korean broadcasters KBS, MBC, & SBS. wA launched KOCOWA, a subscription video streaming platform in the Americas in 2017, with primary audiences in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Brazil. KOCOWA+ provides a robust lineup of over 25,000 hours of Korean Dramas, Reality, and K-Pop content in multi-languages on its direct platform. For more information please visit www.kocowa.com.