Friday, February 08, 2008

[The Chosun Ilbo, January 14 2008] Korean Drama to Debut in Europe

It looks like a popular Korean TV series will be airing for the first time in a European country.

Beginning in mid-February, Hungary's government-run station MTV will begin airing "Daejanggeum", a 2003 TV series based on the first female royal physician of the Chosun Dynasty.

The series will air two times a week for six months for a total of 70 episodes.

A representative of MTV Hungary said "Daejangguem", also known as "Jewel in the Palace" in English, was chosen for its cultural and educational values and also for its marketability.

A Korean ambassador said airing the series on a national public station will be instrumental in introducing Korea's popular culture to Hungary and the rest of Europe.

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