This news may or may not come are a surprise to you, but it’s not surprising to us. Korean broadcasting companies recently announced that they are blocking much of their content available on their YouTube channels to users who reside in South Korea. This is mainly due to the fact that they can make more money placing their own advertisements on video that are located on, and KakaoTalk. While this may not affect most people living here since these are the websites Koreans tend to already use, this does affect people who prefer to use YouTube. We weigh in on the subject more in depth.

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  • Deidre Crummitt

    From a business point of view, it makes complete sense. There are video channels available in South Korea to those residing in South Korea which will make the companies a lot more money. It might be viewed as unfair or inconvenient by those preferring YouTube but they still have other options to watch the videos.

    • hallyuback

      Thing is it won’t make them THAT much more money, they just being greedy

      • Deidre Crummitt

        Of course they are; they are corporations. LOL

  • LoonyLizard

    I wonder if it’s another facet of Korean nationalism more than anything else, and the financial aspect is just window dressing.

  • Karen Shortell

    I have just the very most basic cable that I can since most of what I watch is on my computer, and from Asia. Because of this,we I have limited access to American cable channels. A lot of their programs are listed on sites like Hulu, but they switch you back to the actual cable network to watch the programs. Unless you can show that you subscribe to the channel through time-Warner ( or whatever) you can’t watch them. It’s pretty annoying, but I just do’t watch them anymore.
    This is definitely money based. TW wants us to pay more for their service. The only reason I have cable at all is for the major network channels since I live too far from Syracuse for good antenna reception, and for my voip telephone. I pay more than $70 a month for 18 channels and road runner server.