NAKD SEOUL, DKDKTV, and Somos Media debuted their original series, Ramyun & Chill, on June 10, 2023, on ABS-CBN’s iWantTFC VOD, MYX linear channel, and TFC IPTV VOD in the Philippines and globally. This Korean multinational dating show, poised to captivate audiences with its distinctive blend of cross-cultural romance and global perspectives, signifies a significant milestone for creators and the international entertainment industry.
Watch RAMYUN & CHILL, The Multinational Dating Show
Inspired by successful YouTube collaborations of the past, Ramyun & Chill brings together a diverse panel of influencers, including renowned YouTube personalities Megan Moon, Jin & Hattie, BRISxLIFE, and DKDKTV themselves. Spanning three days and four nights, this reality dating show chronicles the journeys of five multinational women and five Korean men as they navigate cultural and linguistic differences in their quest for love and understanding.
In a recent interview, Kim Kyung-soo, the lead producer of the project (DKDKTV, Part-time Professor at Daegu Cyber University), expressed the project’s goal of showcasing the triumph over cultural and linguistic barriers through the interactions between Korean men and multinational women, while incorporating magnetic elements from traditional dating reality shows.
RAMYUN & CHILL Raised USD 40,000 in Pre-production Funding
This innovative project has captivated not only YouTube aficionados but also industry professionals. Through a successful Kickstarter campaign, Ramyun & Chill raised an impressive USD 40,000 (approximately 55 million Korean won) in pre-production funding, demonstrating the passion and support of a global audience.
Moreover, the series attracted investments from renowned North American production companies, including Somos Media and Jellow Quake Production, further validating its potential for expansion into Over-The-Top (OTT) platforms and traditional broadcasting networks.
Excitement builds as NAKD SEOUL and DKDKTV prepare for their participation in VidCon, the largest creator festival in the United States, slated for Anaheim in 2023. This strategic move showcases their commitment to growth and innovation and opens doors for exploring new business opportunities and global collaborations.
Yet, the Ramyun & Chill accolades do not stop there. In May 2023, the series’ second season was selected 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 recognition reinforces the project’s ability to push boundaries and establish new benchmarks within the creative media landscape.
Watch RAMYUN & CHILL on ABS-CBN’s iWantTFC VOD, MYX Linear Channel, and TFC IPTV VOD
As Ramyun & Chill prepares to grace screens worldwide through ABS-CBN’s iWantTFC VOD, MYX Linear Channel, and TFC IPTV VOD, it signifies a significant milestone not only for NAKD SEOUL, DKDKTV, and ABS-CBN but also for multicultural representation and international storytelling. By fostering connections and bridging cultural gaps, Ramyun & Chill aims to captivate a global audience and deliver a refreshing and relatable viewing experience.
Lee Han-jong, CEO of NAKD SEOUL, highlighted the startup’s expertise in global creative IP planning and marketing and its strength in community services. He shared the company’s commitment to supporting domestic startups and local brands seeking entry into the North American market. Additionally, he emphasized the potential of the transmedia market, particularly in the nascent stages of web novels and webtoons in North America.
“With Ramyun and Chill, we 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.”Lee Han-jong, CEO of NAKD SEOUL.
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