- Volume 7 Issue 9
2002 was the first year that the export of Korean TV programs exceeded the import. Particularly, there is no doubt that dramas, as for a genre, dominated the market, from 64.3% in 2001 to 93.6% in 2003. Especially, the increasing demand from the Chinese block such as Taiwan, China and the neighbor countries like Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia, and the preference of Korean drama in Japan shows the continuation of booming Korean wave. Questions frequently asked in this current circumstance may be what kind of dramas are better to be exported and to which country Korean dramas are exported. Based upon those needs, this paper examines the determining factors of Korean drama exports to foreign countries. Especially, this study examines the internal factors to the drama influencing export by countries. For this study, 594 Korean dramas aired on MBC and exported between 2002 and 2005 will be analysed by chi-square analysis.
Korean Wave;Characteristics of Drama;Preference of Drama by Countries