The Negative Effects Of Korean Television

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In Korea, in the past, there was a constraints of time and space on watching TV programs. As time goes on, however, it became possible to watch programs though people are not in front the TV at the right time. DMB(Digital Multimedia Broadcasting) started to be used from 1st, December, 2005 in Korea (Groudwave DMB of Korea), and a lot of website and smartphone application that offer replay sevice started to appear. These things made access to TV programs more easier than before and TV programs started to hold big part of Korean people’s life. Consequently, Korean TV programs have been influenced in many aspect of society and the influence is gradually increasing. Although there are many aspect of society, Korean TV programs impact on economy…show more content…
Especially it frequently appears in TV programs. Although there are some people who dislike PPL, saying it disrupts their concentration to the TV programs. However, it turned out that 60% of viewers responded PPL harmonize with the program and it feels natural, therefore it doesn’t interrupt the flow of watching programs (‘WebSquare’). And these PPL influences in Korea’s economy. According to Kobaco (Korea Broadcasting Advertisement Corp.), PPL has recorded 21.1 billion won in 2011 following 4.7 billion won in 2010 in sale (‘WebSquare’). While watching TV programs, people see main characters wearing or using such products and think they could be like that character if he or she use it. Therefore people buy the product which is advertised by PPL. It is so much true as the sale increased 5 times than before. For example, Bonjuk, a rice porridge specialty store grew over 40% after appeared in drama, "Man over flower". Also Drinking Red Vinegar's sale increased about 50% after advertised in "Queen of assist" (‘Smoothieking, sales increased 30%...influence of Drama Chanyu ’). Though it is not particular product, if such brand is presented well, it could causes increase of the sale. 35% of PPL viewer appeared to remember the brand exactly and it is analyzed that 55% of people's mind against the brand is changed to be positive. Also 54% of them are willing to buy the…show more content…
In 2011, Korea's spending on private education per high school student averaged 218,000 won per month, with the parents in the country spending a total of 20.1 trillion won for it as a whole (‘43% of Koreans Receive Higher Education’). This tell that Korean spends enormous money on private education. Not only high school or middle school students but elementary school students are attending private school. According to the Ministry of education, it is confirmed that EBS(Korea Educational Broadcasting System) is decreasing private education. Expense to English and math was both more than 160,000 won decreased in average each year (‘“EBS Decreases Private Education”..both English and Math More than 160,000 Won’). As EBS started to offer educational broadcasting, new way to attend supplementary lesson has formed. So some students started to watch the program instead of going private school. Therefore the money spending on private education decreased. More than 1,000 private learning institutes have shut down annually over the past two years. In Seoul alone, the number of cram schools dropped to 13,104 at the end of last year from 13,500 in 2010 (‘Private Education Market Shrinks’). As students who attend private school decreased, private educational institute market is declining. Even in Seoul, where is famous for institutes street, cram schools are decreasing. By appearance of EBS, money spending on private education

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