Fans can soon be able to watch BTS on one of the biggest streaming platforms in the world. BTS management company, HYBE, has joined hands with Disney+ and signed a multi-year deal to work on exclusive content. The partnership includes five new projects, including two exclusive series featuring K-Pop Band, BTS: Permission to Dance on Stage, LA and BTS Monuments: Beyond the Star, that will release on Disney’s streaming services.
BTS: Permission to Dance on Stage is an exclusive cinematic concert film that features the K-pop band’s November 2021 performance at Los Angeles’ Sofi Stadium. During the concert, which marked the first time in two years that the band met fans in person due to the COVID-19 pandemic, BTS performed tracks including “Butter” and “Permission to Dance.”
Meanwhile, BTS Monuments: Beyond the Star is a docuseries that follows the journey of 21st-century pop icons. Featuring unprecedented access to a vast library of music and footage over the past nine years, the series will feature the daily lives, thoughts and plans of BTS members, as they prepare for their second chapter. The docuseries will be available exclusively on Disney’s streaming services next year.
In addition to the two BTS-focused titles, the collaboration will also include In the Soop: Friendcation, an original travel reality show with a star-studded cast including V of BTS, Itaewon Class’ Seo-jun Park, Parasite star Woo-Shik Choi, Hyung-Sik Park, and Peakboy. The program features the five friends venturing on a surprise trip and enjoying a variety of leisure and fun activities. The series, which is a spinoff of South Korea’s popular In the Soop franchise, will release on July 22 on Disney+ in South Korea. A U.S. premiere date has yet to be announced.
Jessica Kam-Engle, APAC Head of Content, The Walt Disney Company, said in the announcement, “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+.” She added, “This collaboration represents our creative ambition to work with iconic content creators and top stars in the Asia Pacific so their talent can be enjoyed by mainstream audiences in multiple ways.”
Kam-Engle went on to say, “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,” Park Ji-won, CEO of HYBE, said. “The Walt Disney Company has a long history of franchise-building and promoting musical artists, with its unparalleled brands and platforms.”