Video Subtitling Site Viki Puts K-Pop Content in Spotlight

Video Subtitling Site Viki Puts K-Pop Content in Spotlight

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Video Subtitling Site Viki Puts K-Pop Content in Spotlight

Razmig Hovaghimian

Global video site Viki provides internationally popular TV shows, music videos and films with subtitles in multiple languages. Since some graduate students at Stanford University started the company as a venture project in 2007, it has grown into a global IT business.

Now Viki will work as an advance guard for spreading K-pop by signing a deal with LOEN Entertainment, a major music distributor in Korea. Netizens from around the world will be able to watch music videos, interview clips and performances from concerts of idol star IU, girl band Brown Eyed Girls, hip-hop artist Drunken Tiger and more, translated into up to 150 languages including Romanian, Tagalog and Arabic.

When the Chosun Ilbo met Viki CEO Razmig Hovaghimian (38) at Music Matters, Asia's largest music business conference, held in Singapore, the CEO said surging demand compelled them to feature K-pop as main content.

Viki's success hinges on its network of 1 million translators. They rank as the company's most important intellectual property as they build communities, provide translations and correct errors without seeking any financial reward.

Big Bang triumphs in Tokyo

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Big Bang triumphs in Tokyo
K-pop boy group Big Bang enchanted an audience of about 30,000 during a recent concert in Tokyo, YG Entertainment, the agency of the five-member boy group, said on Sunday. The group performed a finale for the Tokyo Girls Collection 2015 S/S, one of the largest fashion events in Japan, on Saturday and sang four of its hit songs including “Tonight”, “Hands Up” and “Fantastic Baby”. ... Read more

Go behind-the scenes with Sooyoung at her flirty photoshoot for "Cosmopolitan"

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Go behind-the scenes with Sooyoung at her flirty photoshoot for "Cosmopolitan"

Girls” Generation“s Sooyoung took part in a beauty photoshoot with “Cosmopolitan“, and the magazine just released some footage from the photoshoot.

Sooyoung dons all white and poses with a variety of expressions for each new look. Though ever the professional, she squeals with delight at an adorable dog used on the set. In the interview portion, she talked about habits she would warn others against. Sooyoung said, “The habit of rubbing your eyes. Seeing as how I do eye makeup every day, I always rub my eyes because of the frustrating remains and even when I”m cleansing, I rub all over my eye rims. The eye rims are a particularly sensitive part.” . ... Read more

Rainbow teach their "ice cream dance" and more in "Let"s Dance" clip

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Rainbow teach their "ice cream dance" and more in "Let"s Dance" clip

Turn into a graceful swan as the Rainbow girls teach you the moves to their comeback track “Black Swan“!

Find out Rainbow”s true identities with the choreography from their “mirror mirror,” “hug me,” and “ice cream” dances. Also learn what turned Jisook in to chicken stew, when Seung Ah and Jaekyung love to hug themselves, plus find out why Rainbow is the perfect style that guys like. . ... Read more

Gong Hyo Jin in talks for upcoming drama "Producer"

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Gong Hyo Jin in talks for upcoming drama "Producer"


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According to the actress”s agency on March 2nd, Gong Hyo Jin indeed received the offer to star in “Producer”, but her appearance has yet to be confirmed. Her role is said to be a music program PD who has been working in the field for 10 years.. ... Read more

SHINee is all cute and youthful in new CF for "Baskin Robbins"

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SHINee is all cute and youthful in new CF for "Baskin Robbins"


Following EXO and Red Velvet, SHINee becomes the next artist to endorse for ice-cream brand “Baskin Robbins”.

In the CF, SHINee members are seen doing their own things with Key playing the claw machine, Minho playing baseball, Jonghyun controlling the toy car, Taemin sitting in front of a camp fire and Onew making some kind of a strawberry yogurt. 
In particular, the ending scene featuring all the members sitting together eating their ice-cream with Minho asking Onew,”Did you make this?” and Onew answered,”Ummm”, making all the members went “Uwaaaa!!!” at their leader.
There are 3 versions for the CF 15s, 30s and 45s. Check them out below
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