SOURCE: National ICT Industry Promotion Agency (NIPA)

National ICT Industry Promotion Agency (NIPA)

February 20, 2014 09:00 ET

Korea's Outstanding Smart Content Providers Enter the Global Stage Through Korean Pavilion (Smart Content Korea) in MWC 2014

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA--(Marketwired - Feb 20, 2014) - At the world's largest mobile show 'Mobile World Congress 2014' to be held in Barcelona Spain from February 24 to 27, a joint Korean pavilion 'Smart Content Korea' will be set up to present 14 Korea's excellent smart contents.

The Smart Content Korea of MWC 2014 will be organized by Korea's government institutions, the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning and the National ICT Industry Promotion Agency, with 14 outstanding smart content providers taking part.

Rapidly growing Korean smart content market

South Korea is showing the highest rate of smartphone usage in the world. According to a data from Strategy Analytics, 67.6 percent of South Korean mobile consumers had smartphones in 2012 and it forecasted that South Korea's smartphone ownership will reach 88.9 percent by 2017.

With the rapid growth, many of the talented smart content developers from South Korea are preparing to enter the global stage with their own competitive contents. Among them, 14 smart content providers selected under strict standards for their excellence will participate in the joint pavilion.

The Smart Content Korea set up for the second time this year aims to promote Korea's smart content industry and expand opportunities for capable smart content providers to enter the global market under the slogan of 'Expand Your World.'

Various great smart contents to be exhibited in the 3 zones divided into LEARN, SHARE and ADVANCE

In particular, this year's pavilion will be divided into 3 zones; 'Learn, all your dreams,' 'Share, all your value' and 'Advance, all your life' where 14 types of different smart contents will be exhibited depending on their characteristics. These contents will be in the form of applications that can be realized on diverse smart devices including smartphone, tablet PC and smart TV, and visitors can experience firsthand each exhibited smart content.

There will also be business meetings arranged for Korean smart content developers to build relationship with world renowned buyers and publishers. And through a networking event held on the spot for buyers from all over the world, Korean smart content developers will be able to lay a ground to enter the overseas markets.

About National ICT Industry Promotion Agency (NIPA)
NIPA devotes itself to reinforcing the competitiveness of the Korean ICT industry and contributes to the economic growth through the efficient support and laying the groundwork for the industrial technology promotion. Additional information about NIPA is available at http://www.nipa.kr/

14 Smart Contents in the Smart Content Korea at MWC 2014

Category   Participators   Smart Contents   Remarks
Learn,
all your dreams
  iPortfolio   Travalloon   SNS service for travelers
Publ Studio       Little Detectives K     Story-based
educational content
Wazzle Enterainment       kpop dance     K-Pop dance lessons
BLUEPIN       Kids WORLD     Portal app service
for kid's education
Pinkdolphin     Ghost World     Motion comics-based
edutainment content
Share,
all your value
  LoginD         FANme   Interest-based
social curation service
I-ON Communications       ToonTalk     Cartoon-based
mobile chatting messenger app
Easyworks universe       Visume     Networking SNS for
 portfolio sharing &
 talent recruiting
KAMON       Kamon TV     Play high definition
360 degree image
on smart devices
Advance,
all your life
  Golden Ears         Accudio   Service that corrects distorted sound quality and realizes
 original sound
INFRAWARE       POLARIS Office Link     Cloud office service
Infraware Technology       PAG
(POLARIS App Generator)
    Application transforming
 service for Tizen
Social & Mobile       ColorNote     Memo app with
widget and cloud service
SPIKA       ShareOn Video & ShareOn Audio     Cloud solution
for sharing video and music

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