Fans of Korean pop sensation BTS will soon be able to see the band on Disney’s streaming service following a deal with their management company.
On Tuesday, the Walt Disney Company and HYBE, the company behind K-pop superstars, announced a content partnership that aims to showcase South Korean creativity.
Within the deal are five major projects including a BTS docuseries following their journey and a concert film that will stream on Disney+.
The seven members of the boy band, who go by the names J-Hope, Suga, Jungkook, V, Jin, RM, and Jimin, shared the news in a video posted on the Disney+ YouTube channel.
They said, “Hello, we are BTS! The reason we’re here today is because we have a very special announcement that you’ll soon be able to join us on the global streaming service, Disney+!
The group said its documentary series, BTS Monuments: Beyond The Star, will show a “closer and more personal side” of global megastars.
“(You) will take on a journey of how we have grown in recent years and a history of our music,” they added.
Their concert film, titled BTS: Permission To Dance On Stage – LA, will feature their live performance at Los Angeles’ SoFi Stadium in November 2021, which was the first time in two years they’ve met fans in person due to the pandemic.
BTS added at the end of the video, “We can’t wait to show you these shows, and we hope you enjoy them too.”
Jessica Kam-Engle, Head of APAC Content at The Walt Disney Company, said: “We are delighted to collaborate with HYBE to showcase their original content created with powerful artist intellectual property across our global streaming services, including Disney+.
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“This collaboration represents our creative ambition: to work with iconic content creators and top stars in Asia Pacific so that their talent can be enjoyed by the general public in multiple ways.
“We believe these new titles will captivate consumers around the world and look forward to introducing more music content to our service.”
Park Ji-won, CEO of HYBE, said, “This will be the beginning of a long-term collaboration, in which we will introduce audiences around the world to a wide range of HYBE content for fans who love our music and artists. .
“The Walt Disney Company has a long history of franchising and promoting music artists, with its unparalleled brands and platforms.”
This comes after the Korean boy band announced in June that they would be taking some time to “explore some solo projects,” but their representative confirmed that they will not be taking a hiatus as previously reported.