BTS head to Disney+ in new deal with Hybe
James R | On 12, Jul 2022
BTS are heading to Disney+ in the very near future, following a new deal between the House of Mouse and South Korean company Hybe.
The agreement will see both entertainment giants working together to showcase talent from South Korea’s music and entertainment industry on the world stage, with 21st-century pop icons BTS leading the line-up.
On the way to Disney+ worldwide will be BTS: Permission to Dance on Stage: LA, a 4K concert film that features BTS’ live performance in Los Angeles’ Sofi Stadium from November 2021. Performing hit songs Butter and Permission to Dance, this was the first time in two years since the pandemic that the band met fans in person.
Streaming exclusively next year will be BTS Monuments: Beyond the Star, a docuseries that follows the journey of the group, with access to a library of music and footage from the past nine years. It will chronicle the daily lives, thoughts and plans of BTS members, as they prepare for their next chapter.
V of BTS will also team up with Itaewon Class’ Seo-jun Park, Parasite star Woo-shik Choi, Hyung-sik Park and Peakboy for In the Soop: Friendcation. The travel reality show will see the five friends venturing on a surprise trip and enjoying a variety of leisure and fun activities.
“We are thrilled to be collaborating with HYBE to showcase their original content created with powerful artist IP on our global streaming services including Disney+,” said Jessica Kam-Engle, APAC Head of Content, The Walt Disney Company. “This collaboration represents our creative ambition – to work with iconic content creators and top stars in Asia Pacific so their talent can be enjoyed by mainstream audiences in multiple ways. We believe these new titles will captivate consumers worldwide and look forward to introducing more music content on our service.”
“This will be the start of a long-term collaboration, where we present worldwide audiences a wide range of HYBE content for fans who love our music and artists,” said Park Ji-won, CEO of HYBE. “The Walt Disney Company has a long history of franchise building and promoting musical artists, with its unparalleled brands and platforms.”