Korean streamer Cocoa+ continues global rollout with Europe and Oceania launch

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Korean streamer Cocoa+ continues global rollout with Europe and Oceania launch

Unique: The Hallyu march continues this week, as a major Korean content streaming service continues its global rollout.

K-entertainment subscription streamer Kokowa+ has launched in Europe and Oceania, offering 30,000 hours – Kokowa claims it is the “largest Korean content library outside Korea” – and in English, Spanish, Portuguese and With Chinese subtitles. Overall, it will launch in 39 regions.

A notable aspect of the service is that all new programs are made available within eight hours of their broadcast in Korea, all fully equipped with subtitles. A curated CocoCrave feature will include a mix of live viewing parties and curated content that encourages fan engagement and access to easy-to-access fan favorite content.

COCOA is a joint venture company formed by Korean broadcasters KBS, MBC and SBS, SK Square America and Content Wave. The service launched in 2017 and is already in the US, Canada, Mexico and Brazil.

The content mix includes K-dramas, K-pop movies and shows, celebrity-led reality shows, and variety shows.

Contains newly launched dramas queen of divorceRomantic daily drama about a top divorce mediator who offers a ‘vindictive settlement’ against a client’s angry spouse Soo Ji and Yoo RiHistorical wartime romance series My dearseason two exodus of seven and starring Park Seo-joon fight for my wayWhich shows four friends chasing their dreams.

Library plays include old-fashioned college drama Weightlifting Angel Kim-Buk Joo, coffee Prince, about a poor girl disguised as a woman who falls in love with the owner of a café that only hires men; high school drama extraordinary you And high kick!which is billed as “modern Family With a Korean twist.”

On the unscripted front there are shows like weekly Idol, home alone, Manager And how do you play, starring comedian Yoo Jae-suk. Contains specific content alumni boyfriendin which former classmates reunite with old crushes, and sub-groups in the UK, Ireland, Portugal and Spain will have access to a variety show running man,

K-pop shows will also be well presented with choice Idol Star Athletics Championshipgirl group travel series Nugenes Travel Code in Busan And bts History, Travel series featuring K-pop groups have become big business and other shows in this genre include Espa sink road, EXO travel the world on a ladder And nct lifeWhich offers season sets to Osaka, Chuncheon and Honcheon as well dream in wonderlandIn which the members of NCT Dream escape from city life and enjoy a small-town vacation.

Cocoa+ will also offer live streams of concerts and music chart shows, including year-end presentations kbs song festival, sbs entertainment awards And MBC Music Festival,

Cocoa+ costs €6.99 ($6.99) per month for basic access, with premium plans offering up to four logins at €7.99 ($7.99). There is a 30% discount on new memberships for the first year.

“As the home of the largest Korean content library outside of Korea, we are honored to bring the first 100% Korean streaming platform to Europe and Oceania,” said Kunhee Park, CEO and CPO of Cocoa+ Crossfunctional.

“As we introduce our unique brand to new customers, we are excited about our ability to understand what audiences want so we can create customized experiences for them based on their preferences so they can enjoy every aspect of our platform.” To be able to discover, connect and enjoy the thing. Proposal.”

The launch follows a report from Media Partners Asia suggesting that Korean content will account for 50% of SVO viewership and 42% of free streaming viewing across Asia in the first half of 2023, and worldwide Amidst the increasing popularity of K-content. Parrot Analytics also recently reported that demand for K-content has doubled since 2018 and is currently at an all-time high.

Europe, in particular, has embraced the Hallyu (K-content) wave. The continent was recently named as the genre’s fastest-growing market, with 13.2 million people identifying themselves as fans, according to the 2023 Overseas Global Hallyu Survey.

The movement is also growing in the US, as reported by Deadline. We recently revealed that LA producer-distributor The Guerin Company, UTA and Titan Content, the US-based K-pop company launched by former SM Entertainment CEO Nikki Semin Han, have teamed up to k-pop dreams (working title), a K-pop talent search set in America

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