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ATF: Thailand’s Mono Next Inks Deal With Korea’s Studio Genie

Thailand’s broadcast and streaming group Mono Next and Korea’s Studio Genie have struck a deal to collaborate on content creation and distribution. Production of a Thai remake of a Korean series is on the cards, but has not been finalized.

The memorandum was announced on stage at the Asia Television Forum in Singapore on Wednesday, with streaming unit Mono Streaming signing on behalf of the Thai group. The on-stage announcement said that a Korean-to-Thai production is a likely product of the deal, but Mono subsequently told Variety that the show has not been identified and that plans are at an early stage.

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Mono Next includes: free-TV channel Mono 29: Monomax ,an SVOD video streaming platform; and a partnership with 3BB, a Thai broadband provider.

In partnership with 3BB, a leading IPTV player, Mono Streaming Company Limited expands across IPTV, free-to-air, and cable channels, emphasizing dedication to diverse content accessibility.

“The collaboration between Mono Streaming and KT Studio Genie holds immense potential for creating groundbreaking content that transcends borders,” said Patompong Sirachairat, CEO at Mono Next. “We look forward to exploring new horizons in the entertainment industry together.”

“This memorandum of understanding signifies the beginning of a promising partnership between KT Studio Genie and Mono Streaming,” said Kim, Chul Yeon, at KT Studio Genie.

Studio Genie is part of the KT Group, formerly known as Korea Telecom, and is an assembly of KT’s media and content businesses. These include StoryWiz (planning, producing and distributing content including webtoons and web novels); Milly’s library (an online reading platform); and music streamer Genie Music. Some 18 months ago, CJ ENM announced that it was buying a stake in the business.

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