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101 Top South Korean Media and Entertainment Companies and Startups

This article showcases our top picks for the best South Korean based Media and Entertainment companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Media and Entertainment industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.

We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.

We selected these startups and companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:

  • Innovation
    • Innovative ideas
    • Innovative route to market
    • Innovative product
  • Growth
    • Exceptional growth
    • Exceptional growth strategy
  • Management
  • Societal impact

Top South Korean Media and Entertainment Startups

Data sourced from Crunchbase and SemRush.

YG Entertainment

YG Entertainment

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YG Entertainment, the entertainment company

Big Hit Music

Big Hit Music

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Big Hit Music is an entertainment company that makes new innovations to the music industry business model.

Big Hit Music

Spoon Radio

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Spoon operates as a real-time personal audio broadcasting platform.

Big Hit Music

Gen.G Esports

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Gen.G is the leading esports organization connecting the U.S. and Asia.

Big Hit Music

Stela

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Stela is Asia’s first music library that licenses music for content creators.

Big Hit Music

Contents First

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The team behind Tappytoon, premier digital-first comics platform & daily destination for 4+ Million readers worldwide. English/French/German

Big Hit Music

SMARTSTUDY

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SmartStudy is a global entertainment company. We make high-quality animated and gaming content such as Pinkfong and Monster Super League.

Big Hit Music

CeREELs

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Mobile Media App with a library of original contents

Big Hit Music

Lion Games

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Lion Games is a Korean online game development company that serves the global content market.

Big Hit Music

Makestar

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Makestar was born to suggest new communication method between Hallyu star and global fan.

Big Hit Music

The Beatpacking Company

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The Beatpacking Company is the leader of ad-supported music streaming services in South Korea with an application called BEAT.

Big Hit Music

Netmarble

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Netmarble is a developer, publisher, and sponsor of free online games.

Big Hit Music

Melephant

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Melephant aims to create a new video entertainment culture.

Big Hit Music

SEMS GAMES

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SEMS GAMES is a Seoul-based company that builds innovative and appealing games for mobile entertainment.

Big Hit Music

Flintgames

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Flintgames is an online platform that creates video games for its users.

Big Hit Music

House of Rebels

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House of Rebels is an IP-commerce group holding culture-based media and brands.

Big Hit Music

Entcrowd

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Performance facilitation platform.

Big Hit Music

JYP

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JYP is an entertainment and music label company based in South Korea.

Big Hit Music

FUNTORY HOUSE

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FUNTORY HOUSE offers arts, entertainment, and child care services.

Big Hit Music

Crzyfish

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Crzyfish offers an entertainment and social gaming platform for professional games publishers and users across the globe.

Big Hit Music

Peeper

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Peeper is a Q&A platform, connects Stars and Fans for the mission of “Star-Fans make the world better.”

Big Hit Music

Still8

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Still8 helps current pro-gamers to boost their talents and retired pro-gamers to sustain their career.

Big Hit Music

Mediafront

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Mediafront is a media agency based in Seoul, Korea.

Big Hit Music

PUBG Corporation

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PUBG operates as an online game developer and publisher.

Big Hit Music

H1ghr Music Records

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H1ghr Music Records is a music label and music production company.

Big Hit Music

Starship Entertainment

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Starship Entertainment offers artist management and music production services.

Big Hit Music

Artist Company

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Artist Company is a general entertainment company.

Big Hit Music

Cyworld

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Cyworld is a virtual community that features content on food, entertainment, technology, and more.

Big Hit Music

BELIFT LAB

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BELIFT LAB is an entertainment company that experts in various fields such as media, brand, education, and IT.

Big Hit Music

CJ E&M

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CJ E&M Corporation is a South Korean entertainment and media contents company.

Big Hit Music

Fanding

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Fanding is a fan membership platform for content creators.

Big Hit Music

Insight Korea

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Insight Korea is a Korean media and news company.

Big Hit Music

Mr. Blue

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Mr. Blue creates happiness with funny cartoons.

Big Hit Music

Toyou’s Dream

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Toyou’s Dream is a broadcasting and media production company.

Big Hit Music

Popkon TV

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Popkon TV is a broadcasting & media production company.

Big Hit Music

Cookat

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Cookat is the provider of a food blogging platform designed to deliver new information regarding unique food recipes.

Big Hit Music

beSUCCESS

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beSUCCESS is a tech and media channel for Korean-based startups.

Big Hit Music

redice studio

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redice studio produces, publishes and distributes content such as cartoons, webtoons and videos.

Big Hit Music

DLTO

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Dielto creates joy and enjoyment through the connection of new technology and entertainment content.

Big Hit Music

Hanwha Resorts

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Hanwha Resorts offers online reservation and entertainment services.

Big Hit Music

JEI TV

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JEI TV is a cable television broadcaster for children.

Big Hit Music

Kakao Entertainment

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Kakao Entertainment is an entertainment, mass media, and publishing company that will provide consumers a different pleasure and experience.

Big Hit Music

Label Foundation

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LABEL is a blockchain-based education content incubation integration service.

Big Hit Music

Vlending

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Vlending produces and distributes drama OST, entertainment, Kpop and indie artists.

Big Hit Music

FORCETELLER

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FORCETELLER is a mobile app for online entertainment services.

Big Hit Music

MUNPIA

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MUNPIA is an online media company that provides events news and web novels.

Big Hit Music

Korea Broadcast Advertising Corporation

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Korea Broadcast Advertising Corporation is the media representative in South Korea.

Big Hit Music

PlayList

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PlayList is a web drama production company that produces dramas and music content.

Big Hit Music

MBC

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MBC is a public broadcasting corporation.

Big Hit Music

Kpopmap

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Kpopmap provides news, media and entertainment services.

Big Hit Music

OGN

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A South Korean cable television channel .

Big Hit Music

CJ ENM

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CJ ENM is a korean entertainment and mass media company.

Big Hit Music

Instiz

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Instiz is an entertainment news publishing company.

Big Hit Music

AOMG

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AOMG is an entertainment company that provides music label and artist management services.

Big Hit Music

Billyo

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Billyo is a dance training space reservation platform.

Big Hit Music

KIANA ENTERTAINMENT

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KIANA ENTERTAINMENT is an entertainment platform that specializes for child actors.

Big Hit Music

LINE FRIENDS

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LINE FRIENDS is a global sticker character brand and creative studio.

Big Hit Music

Digital Emation

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Digital Emation is a Korean animation studio that develops creative concepts and characters.

Big Hit Music

CJ Entertainment

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CJ Entertainment is an entertainment and mass media company that provides media content and platform services.

Big Hit Music

Alphaworks

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Leading blockchain tech company for the digital Assets

Big Hit Music

Maeil Broadcasting Network

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Maeil Broadcasting Network is a broadcast media company.

Big Hit Music

TENASIA

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TENASIA is a news and media publishing company.

Big Hit Music

Chosun Biz

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Chosun Biz is a media and news services provider company.

Big Hit Music

Max Movie

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Max Movie is a performance, exhibition and movie ticket sales agency.

Big Hit Music

Stari

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Stari is an entertainment tech platform that connects stars and fans through personal stories.

Big Hit Music

SPOTV

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SPOTV is a sports broadcasting company.

Big Hit Music

ONWAYS

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ONWAYS is an influencer entertainment company.

Big Hit Music

blank.

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blank. is an operator of a media commerce platform intended to sell its beauty products.

Big Hit Music

KT SkyLife

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KT SkyLife is a satellite broadcasting provider in South Korea.

Big Hit Music

Decenter

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Decenter is a professional blockchain news media platform.

Big Hit Music

Insight

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Insight is a news and media company that collects all the news from the world and communicates with readers.

Big Hit Music

UnionWave Entertainment

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Entertainment & Artist management agency

Big Hit Music

Korean Broadcasting System

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Korean Broadcasting System is a public broadcasting company based in South Korea.

Big Hit Music

WHYNOT Media

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WHYNOT Media is a broadcasting and media production company.

Big Hit Music

HIVOICE

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HIVOICE offers foreign language translation, proofreading and foreign voice actor dubbing services.

Big Hit Music

Newneek

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Newneek is a news website.

Big Hit Music

Koen Media

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Koen Media is a independent producer of entertainment for the TV market and other digital platforms in South Korea.

Big Hit Music

infludeo

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infludeo is a fan membership platform that connects global Kpop fans with Kpop artists.

Big Hit Music

Seoul Vision

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Seoul Vision is a Korean post-production house for TV commercials.

Big Hit Music

Dong-A

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Dong-A provides online news and media services.

Big Hit Music

LOGOS FILM

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LOGOS FILM is a film and tv series production company.

Big Hit Music

CJ CGV

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CJ CGV is a cinema chain in South Korea and also has branches in China, Indonesia and Myanmar.

Big Hit Music

1MILLION DANCE STUDIO

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1MILLION DANCE STUDIO provides dance-based entertainment services.

Big Hit Music

AHA Information & Communication

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AHA Information & Communication is manufacturing and selling media sharing equipment.

Big Hit Music

Tin Can

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Tin Can is a personal broadcasting application.

Big Hit Music

YTN

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YTN is a news and media production company.

Big Hit Music

Kim Jong Hak Production

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Kim Jong Hak Production is a Korean drama production company.

Big Hit Music

Dami Games

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Dami Games is a game publishing and development company.

Big Hit Music

DLIVE

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DLIVE is a media production and digital broadcasting company.

Big Hit Music

Freeco

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Freeco provides free services such as various movie previews, plays/performances, and concerts to young people.

Big Hit Music

HB Entertainment

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HB Entertainment is an entertainment agency that develops novel contents, produces dramas, films, and conducts actor management.

Big Hit Music

JIN Entertainment

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JIN Entertainment is a webtoon platform.

Big Hit Music

LG HelloVision

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LG HelloVision operates as a multi system operator that receives programs from program providers and delivers them to subscribers.

Big Hit Music

Sportal Korea

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Sportal Korea specializes in soccer professional content production, video, text, photo, programming, and design.

Big Hit Music

Korea MCN

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Korea MCN is a media broadcasting services provider.

Big Hit Music

DAMWON

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DAMWON is an operator of e-sports business focusing on education and entertainment.

Big Hit Music

Kiwi Media Company

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Kiwi Media Company provides technical translation, subtitle production and dubbing services.

Big Hit Music

KStarLive

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KStarLive is a provider of entertainment and news services.

Big Hit Music

SNS Entertainment

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SNS Entertainment is an arts & entertainment, broadcasting and media production company.

Big Hit Music

JINUSOFT

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JINUSOFT specializes in edutainment that develops a combination of off-line and digital content.

Big Hit Music

Vixen Studios

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Vixen Studios is a broadcasting and media production company.

Written by Mark Fitz

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