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Chinese Networks Accused of Plagiarizing Variety Shows, but are South Korean Companies Any Better?

Chinese Networks Accused of Plagiarizing Variety Shows, but are South Korean Companies Any Better?

SEOUL, Oct. 16 (Korea Bizwire) – Recent reports that Chinese TV networks had outright plagiarized variety show content from their South Korean counterparts has some questioning whether the domestic industry is any better.  Variety shows are a form of reality show in which participants, usually celebrities, partake in a number of activities, ranging from traveling [...]

S. American Fans Salute 7th Anniversary of ‘Running Man’

S. American Fans Salute 7th Anniversary of ‘Running Man’

SEOUL, Jul. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — “Running Man,” SBS TV’s weekend variety show, has been saluted by South American fans for its seventh year, according to the network Thursday. The program’s fan club covering Mexico, Argentina, El Salvador and Peru, sent 20 kilograms of rice to the showrunners, congratulating them for the show’s seventh year, [...]

‘Running Man’ in Quandary over Casting Controversy

‘Running Man’ in Quandary over Casting Controversy

SEOUL, Dec. 16 (Korea Bizwire) – “Running Man,” a South Korean variety show enjoying pan-Asia popularity, hit a snag this week following revelations its producers failed to properly communicate their plans with the cast.  On Wednesday, SBS TV announced that Kang Ho-dong, a popular show host and former traditional Korean wrestling champion, would join the [...]

Non-Actor TV Personality Lee Kwang-soo Popular as ‘Prince’ in South Asia

Non-Actor TV Personality Lee Kwang-soo Popular as ‘Prince’ in South Asia

SEOUL, Jun. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — Lee Kwang-soo, a Korean entertainer known for his friendly image on the TV variety show Running Man, has become a ‘prince’ celebrity in South Asian countries, being featured in several TV commercials in Hong Kong, Malaysia and China. Although Lee is not as exceptionally handsome as other K-wave stars [...]

Leessang’s Gary First Korean Spokesperson for China’s QQ.com

Leessang’s Gary First Korean Spokesperson for China’s QQ.com

SEOUL, April 17 (Korea Bizwire) – Gary from Korean hip-hop duo Leessang has been selected as a commercial model for Chinese portal site QQ.com. The “Running Man” star became the first Korean brand spokesperson for QQ. According to Leessang Company, Gary, who enjoys popularity in Greater China thanks to the SBS entertainment program Running Man, was [...]