Yonhap launches English-language news channel on YouTube

2018-10-09 16:50:13
Seoul /MONTSAME/ Yonhap News Agency, South Korea's representative news wire service, has launched a new English-language news outlet on YouTube this week. 

The channel, KOREA NOW, aims to offer a fresh look into the Korean Peninsula and South Korean popular culture, entertainment and lifestyle. It posts one to two clips every weekday. Combining video journalism, information and entertainment, KOREA NOW represents the latest in the news agency's efforts to embrace the technology that is fast reshaping the media landscape. 

"Celebrating the age of social media, KOREA NOW will continue to develop a variety of formats and stories to meet the demands of 1.8 billion YouTube users," Yonhap's KOREA NOW team said. 

"We will actively communicate with the global viewership through breaking news and entertainment content about Korea," it added. 

The launch of KOREA NOW came as the world's eyes fell on Korea amid new geopolitical developments, including the three inter-Korean summits and U.S.-North Korea denuclearization talks, and the phenomenal popularity of K-pop stars, including BTS.