Posts Tagged ‘Video

Friday February 6, 2009 13:30

Youtube still struggles in Korea

People said Korea is a grave of famous global companies such as Wal-mart, Nokia Carrefour, Nestlé,and Google. MySpace also quits their business in here. Youtube is not exception. It was opened in one year ago with promotion of Steve Chen, co-founder of Youtube, visited Korea. During one year, Youtube seems nice growth but, it still […]

Tuesday July 10, 2007 22:26

Online Video Market Share in Korea

I introduced various online video sharing sites in last year. Even though Korea was developed in broadband, there were mostly payable VOD and web casting sites in Korea. The video sharing service needed high cost of network bandwidth and server systems including encoding and distribution. So most of service providers mind to enter this market. […]

Wednesday June 6, 2007 17:05

VODs of Seoul Digital Forum

I was invited and joined Seoul Digital Form on May 29-31th hosted by SBS, one of korean TV companies. This annual forum has focused on convergence traditional media and online environment. In this year, there are many leading invited speakers including Eric Schmidt and Chris Anderson. I only heard Eric and Chris’s speaking but, most […]

Sunday May 20, 2007 18:58

Player Platforms

The integration between desktop and web has been accelerated. For example, Joost and Democracy Player offer online-based content services. They are just media player, but people started to think service. In fact, Itune was successful model for this area although there has been very long competition to become content delivery platform between Real Player and […]

Friday May 11, 2007 18:56

Softbank invests to TagStory

Softbank Ventures Korea invests 2 million to TagStory. TagStory is the Youtube like online video platform, but its platform is widely used by over 20 offline media company such as Chosunilbo, Seoul Sinmun, Kukminilbo, Hankerey sinmun and Segyeilbo. Mr. Byeonhyun Woo was former reporter of Chosun-ilbo and he has made strategic partnership with old newspaper […]

Friday September 15, 2006 01:48


TagStory is the user-generated video sharing services only classified by user-tagging. It is made by UMC, a branch of Chosunilbo, one of korean famous newspapers. It has unique characteristics 1) customizing player skins, 2) adding video advertisement so called “story-ads” and 3) offering content distribution platform of existing content owners. It’s one of very early-stage […]

Sunday August 13, 2006 19:59

Is there Korean Youtube? Yes.

Update- YouTube opened a Korean-language version site Wednesday, joining the already jam-packed video-sharing Web service market in Korea. The Korean YouTube site faces a daunting mission in competing against locally grown services from Daum, Pandora TV and Afreeca. Tricky censorship regulations and skeptical sentiment toward foreign Internet firms will also become a hurdle to success […]

Saturday April 15, 2006 04:23

Daum Launched Videolog

The Daum Blog with 2 million blogs added personal video publishing in their blog site. It freely accepts to upload a video source under 100MB and offer an unlimited streaming. So it becomes to be popular for bloggers to limit bandwidth in their hosting company and they make a second blog in Daum. Already Naver […]