In a pioneering partnership, NAKD SEOUL, DKDKTV, and Somos Media are thrilled to unveil the much-awaited launch of their exclusive content series, ‘Ramyun & Chill,’ on the distinguished TFC (The Filipino Channel) of ABS-CBN, MYX linear channel and TFC IPTV VOD in the Philippines and globally. Premiered on June 10th, 2023, this unique dating show amalgamates cross-cultural romance with global perspectives, representing a notable stride for its creators and the global entertainment realm.
Ramyun and Chill
Riding on the successes of previous YouTube collaborations, ‘Ramyun & Chill’ assembles a multifaceted group of influencers featuring well-known YouTube personalities Megan Moon, Jin & Hattie, BRISxLIFE, and DKDKTV. Unfolding over three days and four nights, this immersive dating reality program delves into the experiences of five multinational women and five Korean men as they traverse cultural and linguistic disparities in their quest for love.
The project’s novel approach has caught the attention of YouTube followers and industry veterans. Thanks to a triumphant Kickstarter campaign, ‘Ramyun & Chill’ secured impressive pre-production funding of $40,000 USD (approximately 55 million Korean won), revealing the enthusiasm and backing of its global viewership. Furthermore, the series attracted investments from prominent North American production firms, such as Somos Media and Jellow Quake Production, underscoring its potential for expansion to Over-The-Top (OTT) platforms and traditional broadcasting networks.
In a recent conversation, Kim Kyung-soo, the chief producer of the Ramyun and Chill Project (DKDKTV, Part-time Professor at Daegu Cyber University), articulated the project’s vision to spotlight the triumphs over cultural and linguistic obstacles through interactions between Korean men and multinational women, while adding captivating elements from conventional dating reality shows.
Ramyun and Chill going global through TFC
With NAKD SEOUL and DKDKTV preparing for their upcoming appearance at VidCon, the United States’ premier creator festival set for 2023 in Anaheim, the anticipation steadily escalates. This strategic initiative exhibits their commitment to innovation and expansion and paves the way for pursuing fresh business opportunities and worldwide partnerships.
The accolades for ‘Ramyun & Chill’ extend further. In May 2023, the series’ second season was shortlisted as a finalist in the Creator Media Production Support Project by the Ministry of Science and ICT (Information and Communication Technology) and the Korea Radio Promotion Association. This prestigious nomination underscores the project’s capacity to challenge the status quo and set new standards in the creative media space.
As ‘Ramyun & Chill’ gears up to go global through TFC, it marks a significant landmark not only for NAKD SEOUL, DKDKTV, and ABS-CBN but also for the portrayal of diverse cultures and international storytelling. By fostering connections and bridging cultural divides, ‘Ramyun & Chill’ seeks to captivate a global viewership with a refreshing and relatable viewing experience. You can watch the show on MYX linear channel, ABS-CBN’s iWantTFC, and TFC IPTV VOD.
Lee Han-jong, the CEO of Nakd Seoul, underscored the startup’s proficiency in global creative IP planning and marketing and its robust community services. He reiterated the company’s dedication to aiding domestic startups and local brands looking to venture into the North American market. Moreover, he stressed the potential of the transmedia market, especially the emerging domain of web novels and webtoons in North America. Lee further stated, “With Ramyun and Chill, we will uncover promising Korean stories and characters, enhance their value, and create examples of expansion into various media formats in the North American and global markets.”
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