• SBS, MBC, CJ E&M, JTBC to block people in South Korea from viewing their YouTube videos

    November 28, 2014 @ 1:48 pm

    It has been reported that broadcasting companies SBS, MBC, CJ E&M, and JTBC will be blocking people in South Korea from viewing most of their YouTube content.The reason, of course, has to do with money, although YouTube argues that it has been generous with ad revenue distribution ratio between YouTube and the broadcasting companies at 4.5:5.5 (45% to YouTube) (55% to Broadcasting Companies).  YouTube representatives have stated, "As we

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  • 'Roommate' sees a drop in ratings after its move to the Tuesday time slot

    November 26, 2014 @ 3:25 am

    SBS' 'Roommate' saw a drop in viewer ratings after its move to its new Tuesday time slot! Despite KARA Hara's guest appearance, the November 25th broadcast achieved a 3.3% viewer rating, which is a 2.3% decrease from its previous viewer rating of 5.6% when it aired last Sunday on the 16th according to AGB Nielsen Media Research.Other programs in its time slot, MBC's 'PD Notebook' and KBS 2TV's 'Our Neighborhood Arts and Physical Education'

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  • 'K-Pop Star 4' unveils stills of its judge panel ahead of premiere this month

    November 3, 2014 @ 8:47 pm

    J.Y. Park, Yang Hyun Suk, and Yoo Hee Yeol reunited to take their seats on the judge panel for 'K-Pop Star 4'! The trio kicked off the 1st round of finals at SBS Prism Tower in Mapogu, Seoul last month. The judges each expressed their thoughts regarding this new season, with J.Y. Park sharing, "I am very much looking forward to and thrilled about the contestants that will appear this [season]." Yang Hyun Suk added, "I've sincerely thought about

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  • Han Ji Min confirmed to join Hyun Bin in return to the small screen with drama 'Jekyll and I'

    October 28, 2014 @ 9:26 pm

    Han Ji Min has been confirmed to reunite with Hyun Bin for the upcoming SBS Wed-Thurs drama 'Jekyll and I' (formerly known as 'Hyde, Jekyll, and I')!  She was previously in talks for a role before, but she's now accepted the offer. Her agency BH Entertainment rep announced on the 29th, "Han Ji Min has been cast as the female lead in the SBS Wed-Thurs drama 'Jekyll and I', which is set to air in January 2015. She will act alongside Hyun Bin."The

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  • SBS broadcasts a formal apology for their Ilbe image controversy

    October 23, 2014 @ 1:22 pm

    Before the broadcast of the October 23 episode of 'Shocking of the World', SBS aired a formal apology, once again addressing their latest Ilbe controversy in which they showed President Roh Moo Hyun's face imposed on Shin Yun Bok's famous painting 'Scenery on Dano Day'.SBS stated, "During this past October 16 episode of 'Shocking of the World', a broadcasting accident occurred in which the aired original work of Shin Yun Bok's 'Scenery on Da

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  • EXO, Taeyang, B2ST, Shinhwa & more to perform in China for upcoming 'Inkigayo' special

    October 17, 2014 @ 11:13 pm

    Some of your favorite artists will be performing in China for 'Inkigayo's upcoming special next month! The music show will hold an 'Inkigayo in China' special at the Shenzhen Universiade Sports Centre, China on November 8. Shinhwa, EXO, Big Bang's Taeyang, 2AM, SISTAR, Girl's Day, CNBLUE, B2ST, TEEN TOP, and more will perform. Like mentioned earlier, Andy is also expected to join Shinhwa on stage for this special to make his first broadcast appe

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  • SBS embroiled in another Ilbe image controversy, blames it on Google Search

    October 17, 2014 @ 4:01 pm

    SBS is in the spotlight again as the broadcasting station is making some viewers suspicious with its repeated show of Ilbe graphics. This time, during the October 16 broadcast of SBS's 'Shocking of the World', SBS showed an image of the late President Roh Moo Hyun's face imposed on a famous painting by Shin Yun Bok, 'Scenery on Dano Day'.Ilbe is notorious for its misogynistic users who emphasize freedom of speech and use that right to m

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  • Lawyer on 'One Night of TV Entertainment' reveals that there is a chance that SME might win the suit against Luhan

    October 15, 2014 @ 1:47 pm

    The October 15 edition of SBS's 'One Night of TV Entertainment' covered the story on Luhan's suit against SM Entertainment and gave more insight to the viewers as they interviewed lawyers, representatives, and members of the legal circle. Lawyer Jung Yun Suk stated that the type of suit that Luhan had filed against the agency is asking to nullify any contract conditions or terms that was binding the two parties together. He added, "It is a s

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  • Broadcast stations make caption mistakes while airing 2014 Incheon Asian Games

    September 27, 2014 @ 4:11 pm

    There was some criticism placed on two of the three biggest broadcasting companies in Korea, KBS and SBS as some mistakes were made for captions during the 2014 Incheon Asian Games. During the female volleyball match between Korea and Japan, the caption on the scoreboard graphic for Korea read: "Dae-han-il-bon 대한일본," which can be translated to "Korea Japan." It was only after 4 minutes since the caption appeared that it was fixed to "Da

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  • Yonghwa reveals that he is preparing to release a solo album

    September 23, 2014 @ 4:15 pm

    CNBLUE's Yonghwa recently held his first ever solo fan meeting titled 'Sweet Melody' in Japan. The talented singer-songwriter placed himself in the acting limelight through his roles on hit dramas such as MBC 'Heartstrings,' SBS 'You're Beautiful,' and tvN 'The Three Musketeers.' With his booming popularity in Japan, it was reported that he had fans lining up to attend his fan meeting since the break of dawn.To set the right mood for the fan meet

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