Tuesday, April 26, 2016

South Korea TV show going viral in North Korea

This is very important.  This is why the ROK government should provide support to the Korean entertainment industry to develop dramas that will help educate the Korean people living in the north about unification, as I have argued here:  http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/mar/30/north-korea-nuclear-threat-can-south-korean-made-t/

Actually what I would like the ROKG to do is articulate its plans and policies for unification and how it intends to address certain issues like economic and political integration; what they intend to do with the nKPA, etc and then let the entertainment industry build narratives to entertain (and subtly educate) the Korean people in both the north and South.  All the ROKG has to do is provide its vision, plans, and policies for unification and then let the entertainment industry create the dramas.


South Korea TV show going viral in North Korea

The movies are making it into the country on flash drives, according to a report.
By Elizabeth Shim Contact the Author   |   April 25, 2016 at 2:40 PM
A South Korean television series is highly popular in North Korea, where people are secretly watching the show on flash drives. Image courtesy of KBS
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SEOUL, April 25 (UPI) -- The North Korean regime may celebrate founder Kim Il Sung's birthday as the "Day of the Sun," but more North Koreans are soaking up the rays of South Korean media trickling into the country.
A popular South Korean soap opera is circulating in the North, making its way across the border with China, where the television series has been downloaded 2 billion times, Asia Times reported.
Descendants of the Sun is so well received in North Korea even border guards in the country secretly watch the show in their spare time, Radio Free Asia reported.
The movies are making it into North Korea on flash drives and are pricey, costing $4 to $5 per episode, according to the report.
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