Bangkok, Thailand – Aug 3, 2015 – A live-streaming video application featuring the hottest K-pop stars, V app, was released for Android users worldwide. V is a global service developed in cooperation between major Korean entertainment management companies and Korea’s no.1 internet mobile service company, NAVER.
Currently, 25 K-pop groups are signed up on the on-air lineup, including Big Bang, SM Town, Infinite, Kara, GOT7 and Girls Day. Later on, Thai and non-Korean celebrities are expected to join the lineup. The released Android version is supported in English first. iOS version is expected to be released in mid-August, while official version launch is scheduled for late-August. All the users can easily login to V app, using existing SNS accounts such as LINE and Facebook. V app also provides English subtitle service for all users to enjoy the contents even though they don’t know Korean. With the official version release in August, Chinese and Japanese subtitle service will be provided.
All live-broadcasts are aired globally with the first broadcast aired on August 1st, 8:00 PM, Thailand Time, with special LIVE of YG Entertainment featured with Winner and IKON. From August 1st to 2nd, the first two episodes of ‘Run! B-T-S!’ by Bangtan Boys was aired. Moreover, Bangtan Boys’ World Tour Concert in Thailand will be live broadcasted on August 7th for the Thai fans.
Individual channels are established for each celebrity and with ‘Star Following’ feature, users can receive alarm if their favorite star starts their live-broadcasting. With other additional features such as ‘Upcoming’ and ‘Chemi-beat,’ users can be stay updated for upcoming on-air schedule and have more interactive experience with the stars. Each day, two to six new contents are released and after a live-broadcasting, users can watch the video again through VOD service.
The contents comprise three categories – ‘Special Live,’ with videos of concerts and other entertainment events, ‘App Live,’ for celebrities to provide self-developed contents with topics including beauty, cooking, education and personal counseling and ‘Spot Live’ with a sneak peek into daily life of a celebrity.
Though V app, users can watch special showcase videos and discover fun and genuine aspects of the celebrities that are never been disclosed before, depart form standardized contents commonly found on YouTube. Also equipped with real-time chatting feature, V app will provide more engaging and interactive experience for global users to enjoy with their favorite stars.
v On-Air Schedule
|Aug. 1st 20:00||Winner & iKON||Game competition, Winner vs. iKON|
|Aug. 3rd 18:00||Wonder Girls||Showcase for the new album, REBOOT|
|Aug. 4th 21:00||BIG BANG||To be revealed on Aug.4th|
|Aug. 6th 18:00||B1A4||To be revealed on Aug.6th|
|Aug. 7th 20:00||Bangtan Boys||World Tour Live in Thailand|
|Aug. 4th 20:30||Miss A (Fei)||Exercise Tips|
|Aug. 5th 20:30||2PM (Taecyeon, Wooyoung, Nichkhun)||Cooking|
|Aug. 5th 21:00||AOA (Hyejeong)||Body Beauty|
|Aug. 6th 20:00||Apink (Cho-rong, Ha-young)||Personal Counseling Radio|
|Aug. 6th 20:30||GOT7||Complete the mission from fans|
V is a global live-streaming video application launched by IT service company NAVER, also the parent company of global messenger LINE. Based on its know-how and technology established through the operation of Starcast, a live-broadcasting service providing various video contents of Korean celebrities, Naver’s V offers lively videos of celebrities, uncovering different aspects that global fans has never seen before.
Download link to V : https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.naver.vapp
For more about V’s celebrity lineup: http://www.vlive.tv/
V app Intro-Video: http://tvcast.naver.com/v/444557
NAVER Corporation is Korea’s No.1 Internet company, operating the nation’s top search portal ‘NAVER’ (both PC and mobile). NAVER has introduced many innovative services over the years, such as ‘Comprehensive Search’, ‘Knowledge iN’ and ‘Real-time Rising Keyword’. In addition, since releasing the ‘NAVER’ application, NAVER has launched applications for a wide variety of services. NAVER offers innovative mobile services for the global market. NAVER launched the Webtoon service in June 2004 in Korea and has pioneered distribution and consumption of webtoons, also known as internet cartoons (http://www.navercorp.com/en/index.nhn).