The Department for the Promotion of International Trade or DITP, under the umbrella of the Ministry of Commerce, announces the success of the very first online content marketplace dedicated to a specific genre – the “Y-Series” and “Y-Movies”.
The event was launched by Jurin Laksanawisit, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Commerce as part of his mission to position Thailand as a digital content hub in the region,
“Y” series and movies are most often characterized as romantic comedies starring a young male couple. In recent years, they have built a strong following in Taiwan, Indonesia, the Philippines and Latin America, with a total market value of over 1,000 million baht.
Thailand is a pioneer of the genre and has become the leading producer of “Y” content in Asia. The combination of attractive characters, talented actors and creative writing has affirmed Thailand’s position as a leader in entertainment production.
After identifying “Y” content opportunities in the international market, DITP organized an online marketplace from June 29 to 30, 2021.
- 10 Thai content producers participated.
- 158 online meetings were held
- 360 million baht of revenue was generated
- Content producers report significant interest from Japan, Taiwan and Vietnam.
9Naa Production Co., Ltd. will provide 3 Y series and 2 feature films, with another Y series in development.
Hollywood (Thailand) Co., Ltd. signed a co-production agreement with a Philippines-based company to produce a new Y series.
Studio Wabi Sabi Co., Ltd. is in negotiations with a broadcaster in Japan and is in talks regarding sales in the United States
The genre “Y” originated in Japan as romance novels starring a young male couple. These novels built up a strong readership among readers in their early twenties. Thai writers created their own “Y” novels, and these were quickly adapted into television series. Their popularity was bolstered by a strong and active social media following, which created a number of new young Thai stars. The series has increasingly found an audience across the region and is now spreading internationally.
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