“Pinocchio” Receives Biggest Overseas Profit from Chinese Site Youku Tudou

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The currently airing SBS drama Pinocchio has been sold to China’s biggest video portal site “Youku Tudou” for $280,000 per episode. This amount surpassed “My Lovely Girl” which was sold for $200,000 and “Man from the Stars” that was sold for $35,000 per episode. The drama has been acquiring much attention from the Chinese fans already and it is expected that many more will be addicted to the drama as well. It has been reported that the drama’s success is owed to its solid story line and to the actors’ great acting skills. The production company of the drama stated, “As well as for China, the drama is praised in other foreign countries as well. We will do our best to produce a more highly qualitative drama for the fans overseas.” The drama tells the romantic relationship between a man who is living under a different name and a girl who can’t lie. Starring actors are Lee Jong Suk, Park Shin Hye, Kim Young Gwang, and Lee Yoo Bi.