More K-Dramas Coming as Netflix Signs Multi-Year Deal With South Korean Broadcaster JTBC

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K-Drama fanatics rejoice, ever more titles will be on the way to Netflix soon! With the announcement that Netflix has signed a multi-year deal with South Korean broadcaster JTBC, there will be plenty more titles coming to your libraries soon. Here’s everything we know about the deal and what it means for K-Drama content on Netflix.

In recent years K-Dramas have become some of the most popular titles on Netflix. With an excellent selection of titles to choose from, K-Drama fans are absolutely spoilt for choice, especially with such series like Kingdom, Persona, Love Alarm and many more.

The news, as reported by Deadline, has detailed what to expect from the streaming service’s new multi-year deal with JTBC. Prior to the new deal, Netflix already had a licensing agreement in place with JTBC that began in 2017. The previous partnership saw the release of over 600 hours of content from JTBC distributed globally by Netflix. Some of the most popular K-Dramas on Netflix, such as Strong Girl Bong-soon, Something in the Rain and My Country: The New Age were licensed from JTBC.

From left to right: Strong Girl Bong-soon, Something in the Rain and My Country: The New Age – copyright. JTBC

What does the new deal mean for Netflix?

Beginning in 2020, the latest deal further strengthens the relations between JTBC and Netflix and is incredibly fruitful for subscribers.

All the latest prime-time K-Dramas from JTBC will be distributed globally by Netflix to over 190 countries. Netflix will also be working closely with JTBC to co-develop Originals and will utilize Netflix’s global influence to present the best of what JTBC has to offer.

K-Dramas continue to grow on Netflix

Netflix has become the home of K-Dramas outside of South Korea, and the streaming service continues to prove that with other deals made earlier this year.

On the 21st of November, it was reported that Netflix also signed a multi-year deal with CJ ENM and its subsidiary Studio Dragon. The deal includes Studio Dragon producing Originals for Netflix, with the streaming service distributing them globally. Netflix has also been given the distribution rights to stream titles from Studio Dragon globally. This agreement also begins in 2020.

Suffice to say the future of K-Dramas looks bright on Netflix as the streaming service continues to champion the genre.

Are you looking forward to more K-Dramas coming to Netflix? Let us know in the comments below!

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Jacob joined What's on Netflix in 2018 as a fulltime writer having worked in numerous other industries until that point. Jacob covers all things Netflix whether that's TV or movies but specializes in covering new anime and K-dramas. Resides in Norwich in the United Kingdom.