Los Angeles, California – June 21, 2017 – KCON.TV (www.kcon.tv), the leading short form online video platform dedicated to the fans of K-pop and beyond, announced today that it will livestream both the red carpet and star-studded concerts at KCON 2017 NY, as well as Amazon’s Mobile Masters Invitational taking place at the same event. This will be the first time the red carpet at KCON USA will be livestreamed. Fans will be able to access the livestream on KCON.TV or through KCON USA’s official app.
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KCON.TV has livestreamed the biggest events in Korean entertainment, including MAMA (Mnet Asian Music Awards), KCON USA, SIA (Style Icon Awards), and more. The most recent livestream of KCON 2017 Mexico on KCON.TV, in March of this year, reached more than 200,000 viewers from both North and South America, with over 30,000 concurrent viewers during the two-day event.
Amazon’s Mobile Masters Invitational (M2) is a new tournament series, featuring top competitors of popular mobile games available on the Amazon Appstore, including Summoners War, Vainglory, and Hearthstone. Competitions will take place over two days on June 23 and 24 at the Prudential Center in New Jersey, and on August 18 and 20 at the LA Convention Center in Los Angeles in conjunction with KCON USA.
The artists performing at the two concerts, capping off two full days of fan convention activities, include CNBLUE, GFRIEND, HIGHLIGHT (formerly BEAST), KNK, NCT 127, SF9, TWICE, UP10TION, and ZION.T.
KCON.TV launched in July 2016 at KCON Los Angeles, to provide viewers with original series, exclusive behind-the-scenes access to the hottest stars, livestreams of the biggest events in Korean entertainment, and much more. Powered by a 20,000 clip-strong library and 300+ new weekly content pieces, KCON.TV provides rich and varied content in the areas of Music, Drama, Variety, Fashion, and Food among others.
KCON.TV, along with KCON USA, is owned and operated by CJ E&M, Asia’s leading content company.
About KCON USA
KCON USA (kconusa.com) is the largest North American convention dedicated to “All Things Hallyu”. The convention launched in 2012 with over 10,000 fans in attendance, and has since more than doubled annually to over 118,000 fans. KCON is now established in Los Angeles as the annual flagship event for American fans of Hallyu and Asian pop culture, providing the largest forum for fans to directly connect with each other, as well as artists and professionals from the Korean entertainment industry. In 2016, the brand expanded internationally, presenting KCON in Abu Dhabi, Paris, and Tokyo. FUSE listed the event as one of the “22 Best Music Festivals of 2015”.
About CJ E&M
CJ E&M is Asia’s leading content and media company headquartered in Seoul, Korea, featuring five main business units: broadcast, film (CJ Entertainment), music, live entertainment, and animation. Since 2011, CJ E&M has been contributing to the promotion of Korean culture around the world, through the company’s “One Source, Multi-Content” strategy.
As a trend leader in Asia, CJ E&M has produced and distributed various popular content, including Asia’s largest music festival Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA), leading Hallyu convention KCON, Tony Award-winning musical “Kinky Boots”, record-breaking box office hits “Roaring Currents” (2014), “Ode to My Father” (2014), and “Veteran” (2015), along with sought-after television programs like “The Incomplete”, “Grandpas over Flowers”, and “Reply 1988”. With regional offices in Asia and the United States, CJ E&M currently employs over 2,000 people worldwide, and is traded on KOSDAQ under the ticker 130960. For more information, visit CJ E&M’s website at http://en.cjenm.com.
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