Korean television is the pop culture phenomena of the new decade, and wA is bringing the Korean Content Wave, KOCOWA, to international audiences everywhere. Immerse yourself with favorite moments like American crossovers with Ryan Reynolds on the painfully hilarious variety show, RUNNING MAN. Or experience the drama everyone is talking about, THE PENTHOUSE, a story about Korea’s high society and the lengths they will take to stay on top. Dramas rarely get a second season and never a third, but THE PENTHOUSE has three thrilling seasons! And for all the fan girls of K-pop, there are plenty of BTS moments to watch and rewatch.
KOCOWA is able to offer current programming the same day it airs in Korea and houses the best library content of Korean dramas, romantic comedies, and variety series all with premium quality English subtitles. As the platform continues to grow with its audience, more features and language options are onboarded such as the recent addition of Portuguese and Spanish subtitles on select content for all to enjoy.
CORE BUSINESS SERVICES
wA created the KOCOWA service – a cloud-based streaming platform - to program, manage and distribute current programming direct from Korea. All programs are available with premium English, Portuguese, and Spanish subtitles within 6 hours after the Korean linear broadcast across the Americas. Subscribers can choose between 3 membership plans, so they won’t ever have to miss their favorite shows. New download features for offline viewing will be available soon.
The KOCOWA service is available on Web, iOS, Android, Google TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, Samsung Smart TVs, LG Smart TVs, and Roku.
PIP is a cloud-based managed service that provides video assets, metadata, artwork, and subtitles to our partners to meet the strong demand for K-Drama, K-Variety Shows and K-Pop in the American and Latin American markets.
PIP provides the unique opportunity to join the premium Korean content platform ecosystem.
wA is expanding its reach globally with key brand and business partnerships.
wA offers premium customer experiences across a variety of platforms and partners. With one of the most robust libraries of Korean dramas, variety series, and K-Pop shows available in the US and all with premium English subtitles, there is always something new and exciting for everyone.
The subscription video on demand service is now available on Cox Communications, The Roku Channel, and Comcast’s Xfinity X1 platform, and wA is in current discussions with new partners worldwide.
The award-winning story about Korea’s high society and the lengths they will take to stay on top, including revenge, betrayal, and even murder. One of 2020s biggest hits, and recognized at the 2020 SBS Drama Awards and the 2021 Baeksang Awards for it’s ensemble cast. The revenge continues with Season 3 premiering summer 2021.
Since its inception in 2000, SBS Inkigayo has been a weekend music show which introduces viewers to Korea’s most popular artists. Every Sunday, famous artists as well as up and coming talent perform in front of a live audience. In order to get a better understanding of the music, the hosts interview their guests to showcase the songs from their recent singles and albums. Inkigayo also highlights each week’s trending songs and ends each episode by awarding the most popular artist. Tune-in to see who is the winner of the week, and enjoy the most popular K-Pop songs.
The King of Mask Singer
The King of Mask Singer is the popular South Korean singing competition show, where contestants wear masks to hide their identity. The purpose of the mask is to dispel the prejudice that people often have of singers. Every week, the judges and the audience must vote for who will become the next King of Mask Singer. The show's global recognition has even been adapted by FOX as, "The Masked Singer", and has also been adapted around the world.
A new 16-episode drama based on a webcomic about an ex-Navy officer turned taxi driver after his mother's death by a serial killer. Do-Ki [Lee Je Hoon] now works for the Rainbow Taxi company delivering justice to the underserved with their straight to the point company motto: “Don’t Die, get Revenge. We’ll Do it for You.”
Music Bank K-Chart
Music Bank K-Chart is KBS's longest running music show and features the top 50 songs of the week. Every episode is a concert from all the popular artists of the week, and you can watch it all from the comforts of your home. From newly debuted rookies, artists comebacks, indie bands, globally recognized idol groups, and much more, there is something to satisfy all your K-pop needs. With eye-catching performances and beautiful melodies that will echo in your heart, this concert showcase will even attract the K-pop novice. Tune-in every week to see which artist and song will win the most popular song of the week.
Running Man is a reality-competition show with a fixed cast starring Yu Jae Seok, Kim Jong Kook, Haha, Jee Seok Jin, Song Ji Hyo, Lee Kwang Soo, Jeon So Min, and Yang Se Chan. On special occasions they host celebrity guests such as BTS or even American actors such as Ryan Reynolds. In each episode, they must all complete a series of missions to win and be rewarded. Missions can range from simple games like the Egg and Spoon Race, Telephone, or more elaborate ones like, Capture the Flag inside an entire department store or even compete in Olympic style sports. Sometimes they work as a team and cooperate to reach a common goal. Other times they betray each other throughout the competition in order to win all the honor and glory for themselves. Each mission is action-packed and hilarious as each member tries to beat each other using their wits and skills. Each week is filled with fun that includes trust and betrayal, knowledge and skills, physical strengths, and outrageous penalties. You will cry laughing from all of their crazy antics!
Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-Joo
What else could there be to life other than barbells and heavy weights? Kim Bok Joo (Lee Sung Kyung) is a weightlifting phenom who has only focused on barbells her entire life while growing up with her single father, Kim Chang Gul (Ahn Gil Kang), a former weightlifter. However, Kim Bok-joo’s world is turned upside down when she starts to realize that there’s a little more to life than just lifting weights and starts to begrudgingly develop a love interest in Jung Joon Hyung (Nam Joo Hyuk). A boy she considers a distraction in her journey to receiving a gold medal.
Jung Joon Hyung on the other hand is the college’s star swimmer, but is plagued by self doubt due to a false start that he had during his first international competition. A self doubt that was brought upon a resurfacing childhood trauma that he’s constantly trying to bury but is unable to resolve.
Based on the true story of the 2008 Olympic Gold medal weightlifter, Jang Mi Ran, comes a touching young adult drama about a girl who meets her true love after only having one goal in life - to be a world champion weightlifter.
Show Music Core
Since it’s inception in 2005, Show! Music Core is a music show that strives to be unique. Each week, a variety of artists perform, while viewers can listen, see, and experience the best that K-Pop has to offer. Cha Eun Woo and Xi Yeon introduce the top artists of the week, and viewers vote on their 3 favorite songs. Sing and dance along with your favorites and see which artists and songs will win the most popular song of the week.
Home Alone is a reality show that captures the everyday lives of your favorite celebrities in the most intimate setting, their homes. The show invites viewers to closely observe how celebrities actually live during their downtime when not performing on stage or acting on set. With Jun Hyun Moo, Park Na Rae, Han Hye Jin, and Lee Si Eon as the hosts, they observe the lives of their weekly celebrity guests, including actors and actresses, models, athletes, and comedians. Each episode has the hosts comment on their guest’s daily life which they have recorded in a “Big Brother” style format for everyone to view. No matter the gender, lifestyle, or personality, each celebrity has one thing in common - they all live alone!