Subscriptions to Netflix in South Korea have risen by 192% year-over-year.
According to smartphone app service market research company Wiseapp, subscriber numbers in the country have nearly tripled to reach 1.84 million. This is a significant increase when compared with June 2018’s subscriber count of 630,000.
The majority (38%) of South Korean Netflix subscribers are in their 20s, while 31% are in their 30s and 15% in their 40s.
The news will represent an achievement for Netflix, which has added high-profile South Korean content to the platform in recent months. These additions include Chief of Staff, Designated Survivor: 60 Days and Kingdom.
Netflix has ramped up its focus on localised content over the past year. Today, the company announced that it has ordered five new originals out of India: Messy, Betaal, Bombay Begums, Mai and Masaba Masaba.