DramaFever signs distribution deal with CJ E&M

US-based streaming service DramaFever has signed a multi-year deal with Korean powerhouse CJ E&M for exclusive rights to a package of Korean TV series and movies.

The deal includes eight exclusive K-dramas, ten new feature films and more than 350 hours of other drama and variety programmes. DramaFever has rights for the US and Canada, along with Latin American rights for some titles. It also has rights to distribute through Hulu and iTunes.

Movie titles included in the deal include Park Chan-wook’s I’m A Cyborg But That’s OK, while TV shows include Twenty Again, Cheese In The Trap, Grandpas Over Flowers Investigation Team and Three Musketeers.

“As Korean entertainment continues to grow in popularity and influence around the world and across the US, we are committed to partnering with companies across all media platforms to help maximise the reach of our properties,” said Mark W. Shaw, CEO of CJ E&M America.

Japan’s SoftBank Group acquired DramaFever last year but is now reportedly trying to sell the company.