DDMC [동아디지털미디어센터]

Love in Contract (2022); Love Is For Suckers (2022); Little Women (2022); Sh**ting Stars (2022); Kiss Sixth Sense (2022); Dali and Cocky Prince (2021); One The Woman (2021); True Beauty (2020-21); A Piece of Your Mind (2020); Crash Landing On You (2019-20); Melting Me Softly (2019); When The Devil Calls Your Name (2019); Perfume (2019); Feel Good To Die (2018); The Beauty Inside (2018); Why Secretary Kim (2018); Familiar Wife (2018); Your House Helper (2018); Something in the Rain (2018); Because This Is My First Life (2017); Mad Dog (2017); The Time We Were Not In Love (2015)

The exterior of this building appears as ‘Asang Hospital’ where Jung Ji-ho (Ko Gyung-pyo) is treated in episode 13 of Love in Contract (월수금화목토) (tvN, 2022).

The entry of this building appears as the one of the broadcasting station where Goo Yeo-reum (Lee Da-hee) works in episode 3 of Love Is for Suckers/Icy Cold Romance (얼어죽을 연애따위) (ENA, 2022).

Kang Yu-seong (Yoon Jong-hoon) waits for Park Ho-young (Kim Yoon-hye) at the lobby of the ‘dvN’ office building (seen as ‘DCMC’) in episode 14 of Sh**ting Stars/Shooting Stars (Byeolttongbyeol/별똥별) (tvN, 2022).

This building (the lobby in episode 1, the exterior in episode 2) appears as ZEU.AD in Kiss Sixth Sense/Sixth Sense Kiss (Kiseu sigseu senseu/키스식스센스) (Disney+, 2022).

This building appears as Jeil Newspaper in episode 3 of Dali and Cocky Prince/Dal-ri and Gamja-tang (달리와 감자탕) (KBS2, 2021).

This appears as the headquarters of the ‘Yumin Group’ in One The Woman (원 더 우먼) (SBS, 2021) — as seen in episode 1 in the news report about the accident involving Kang Mi-na’s (Lee Ha-nee/Lee Honey) family, and in episode 4 when Jo Yeon-joo (as Kang Mi-na) visits the HQ (and art sculpture THEY can be seen in the background).

This is seen as the ‘MOVE Entertainment’ office building, where Im Hee-kyung (Im Se-mi) works in True Beauty/Yeoshingangrim (여신강림) (tvN, 2020-21), and where Han Jun-woo (Oh Eui-sik) goes to see her in episode 13.

Kim Chang-seob (Kang Bong-sung) speaks over the phone to Jeon Eun-joo (Lee Sang-hee) outside his office building in episode 6 of A Piece of Your Mind/Half of a Half (반의 반) (tvN, 2020).

This building appears as one of the office buildings of ‘Seri’s Choice’, Yoon Se-ri’s (Son Ye-jin) company, at which Se-ri unexpectedly arrives (after having been declared dead) in episode 10 of Crash Landing on You (사랑의 불시착) (tvN, 2019-20) on the day of the directors’ board meeting to decide the company’s new CEO.

This building appears as the ‘TBO’ broadcast company building in Melting Me Softly/Let Me Melt (날 녹여주오) (tvN, 2019) — as seen, for instance, in episode 14.

This is the interior and exterior of the ‘tvS’ broadcast company building, which Ji Seo-young (Lee El) drags Ha Rib (Jung Kyoung-ho) to for the live taping that he’d almost missed out on, in episode 1 of When The Devil Calls Your Name (악마가 너의 이름을 부를 때) (tvN, 2019). While waiting at the lobby, he hallucinates after seeing a promotional poster of actor Mo Tae-gang/Ryu (Park Sung-woong), seeing him as someone who’s not actually of this world.

The launch of Susung Electronics’ brand new smartphone ‘Femme Fatale S’ — which features Min Ye-rin (Go Won-hee) as the model — takes place in the vicinity of this building in episode 21 (full episode 11) of Perfume/Peopyoom (퍼퓸) (KBS2, 2019), with a string of customers waiting to buy the phone.

This is the company building of ‘MW Food’, where Lee Ru-da (Baek Jin-hee), Baek Jin-sang (Kang Ji-hwan) and other employees work at in Feel Good To Die/Happy If You Died (죽어도 좋아) (KBS2, 2018).

Cha Joo-hyuk (Ji Sung) hides in a male toilet located within this building in episode 14 of Familiar Wife (아는 와이프) (tvN, 2018), as Seo Woo-jin (Han Ji-min) tries to track him down.

Lee Young-joon’s (Park Seo-joon) office is located at this building in Why Secretary Kim/What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim (김비서가 왜 그럴까) (tvN, 2018) — as seen, for instance, in episode 11.

In episode 10 of Your House Helper (당신의 하우스헬퍼) (KBS2, 2018), the company ‘Silverlight’ at which Im Da-Young (Bona from WJSN) gives the presentation on her house helper project is located in this building.

This is the façade of the glass building where Yoon Jin-ah (Son Ye-jin) and Seo Joon-hee (Jung Hae-in) work in Something in the Rain/Pretty Noona Who Buys Me Food/Pretty Sister Who Treats Me to Meals (밥 잘 사주는 예쁜 누나) (JTBC, 2018). We often see them enter the building or meet in front of it. The offices they work at, are in reality, not located in this building.

In episode 16 of Because This Is My First Life/This Life Is Our First (이번 생은 처음이라) (tvN, 2017), Ma Sang-goo (Park Byung-eun) and Manager Kim have a conversation outside the building (near Dr Robbins Cafe). Later, Soo-ji (E-som) rides up in a motorcycle to pick Sang-goo up, much to the surprise of her ex-manager Kim.

This building appears as the main branch of the JH Group run by Joo Hyun-ki (Choi Won-young) in episode 8 of Mad Dog (매드독) (KBS2 2017). Kim Min-joon (Woo Do-hwan) introduces himself to lawyer Lee Young-ho (Jung Jin) in the main lobby calling the crash an industrial accident and claiming damage; this is all in front of a reporter (who readily takes note) to make his face public.

This appears as the exterior of SS Home Shopping in The Time We Were Not In Love/The Time That I Loved You/The Time I’ve Loved You (너를 사랑한 시간) (SBS, 2015), which is where marketing manager Oh Ha-na (Ha Ji-won) visits in episode 1 to convince a representative to keep their products on air.

Also seen in episode 11 of Little Women (Jag-eun Assideul/작은 아씨들) (tvN/Netflix, 2022 — Source).

Teaser filmed here

Teaser Trailer 1 [티저 1] of The Beauty Inside / Byooti Insaideu (뷰티 인사이드) (JTBC, 2018) was filmed on the street in front of this building’s west entry (37.578805, 126.892432).

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DDMC [상암DDMC] or East Digital Media Center [동아디지털미디어센터] is the office building of Channel A (채널A) and skytv, opened in 2011, located in Seoul’s neighborhood Sangam [Sangam-dong/상암동] in the Mapo District (Mapo-gu /마포구), and sits right opposite the Digital Media City [DMC홍보관] and DMC Cultural Park [DMC문화공원].

75 Maebongsan-ro, Mapo-gu, Seoul, South Korea
서울특별시 마포구 매봉산로 75
(상암동 1610)
Geolocation: 37.578320, 126.892853
Geolocation of True Beauty scene: 37.577680, 126.892736

Getting here
Digital Media City Station [디지털미디어시티역], Seoul Subway Line 6, Exit 9

— submitted by Marion KDL, updated by Mich KDL; last updated 11/11/2022
— Photo taken by © Thom Musni, July 2018

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