For years, we, the Korean drama lovers, are only entertained by three major broadcasting stations KBS, MBC and SBS to get supply of Korean dramas. They presented various dramas from major dramas which aired at primetime Monday-Tuesday and Wednesday-Thursday, weekend drama to a family oriented daily night drama and daily morning drama.
Started from this year, we got additional dramas supplied by new cable channels. With its privilege, cable channels have advantage to bring more versatile themes, show more adult scenes and graphic images for its dramas. Unlike the three major broadcast stations which usually have 16 episodes or 20, cable channels create various number of episode of its drama, it can be 3, 10 or 12 episodes.
Also with its big funding, cable channels bring top actors and actresses, top writer and PD to work for for their dramas.
At least we can see it from three new cable channels.
Chosun TV (from Chosunilbo newspaper) present drama 'Father is Sorry' which will be written by writer Kim Soo Hyun who wrote recent hit drama A Thousand Days' Promise.
New cable channel jTBC brings its opening drama 'Padam, Padam...The Sound of His and Her Heartbeats' (writer Roh Hee Kyung and PD Kim Kyu Tae) which puts together famous names Jung Woo Sung, Han Ji Min and Kim Bum all together.
Dongailbo's new cable channel, Channel A , presents 'Heaven's Garden' which starred by veteran actor Choi Bu Lam, Yoo Ho Jung and child actress Kim Sae Ron.
The already established cable channel, tvN doesn't want to left behind. tvN which will celebrate its fifth anniversary plans to expand its drama in 2012. The composition of its program was 75% non-drama entertainment and 25% dramas and they will change it into a 50-50 proportion between non-drama entertainment and drama.
To achieve it, tvN which already started airing a Monday-Tuesday drama (such as Flower Boy Ramyun Shop) will add a Wednesday-Thursday drama and also daily drama from January 2012.
The conclusion, we will get more drama to watch which means a lot of fun and there's more jobs and opportunity for actors, actresses, writers, PDs and production staffs.
We wish all the best for the new cable channels, and we're looking forward to enjoy their dramas.Source: Newsen