International Busan Contents Market 2014 opensUpdated: 2014-05-16 10:07:17 (KST)
From TV dramas and documentaries to animations, Asia's largest test market of broadcasting contents opened in Korea's southern port city of Busan on Thursday.
The 8th International Busan Contents Market 2014 is being held under the theme of "New Contents, New Network."
Around 12-hundred buyers and sellers registered in advance for the event.
They're being joined by some 5-hundred firms from more than 46 countries.
Providers of broadcasting contents from Taiwan and Columbia are taking part in the international event for the first time.
"For us I think it's very important because it's growing a lot over the years. So it's not only a meeting with broadcasters from Korea, but a meeting with broadcasters and producers from all over Asia. So for us it's great, it's a great opportunity to kind of expand ourselves even more."
But this is about more than just business.
Academic seminars on policies for mobile and Ultra High Definition TV contents were held.
Various experts and specialists shared their views on finding ways for broadcasting contents old and new to thrive in this new digital age.
"Korea's one and only English broadcasting station for international viewers, Arirang TV, participated in the event, releasing its new program guide for the year.
The three-day event runs until Saturday.
Kim Ji-yeon, Arirang News, Busan."
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