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South Korean TV Channels Accused of Snubbing Paralympics

South Korean TV Channels Accused of Snubbing Paralympics

SEOUL, March 12 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korean TV networks are facing criticism over scarce media coverage of the PyeongChang Paralympics. The 2018 PyeongChang Winter Paralympic Games kicked off last Friday under the theme of passion and coexistence, but the prospect of following up the success of the Winter Olympics remains doubtful, as many events featuring [...]

Trashy Tabloid Reporter Becomes Hero in SBS’s ‘Distorted’

Trashy Tabloid Reporter Becomes Hero in SBS’s ‘Distorted’

SEOUL, July 20 (Korea Bizwire) – Actor Namkoong Min, who portrayed a righteous accountant fighting corruption in “Good Manager,” is returning to television next week as a slimeball tabloid reporter in SBS TV’s “Distorted.” “I wanted to take a break after ‘Good Manager.’ I thought I exhausted myself by portraying non-stop characters (in multiple works), [...]

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, [...]

‘Whisper’ Leads TV Race, ‘Rebel’ Ends in Moderate Success

‘Whisper’ Leads TV Race, ‘Rebel’ Ends in Moderate Success

SEOUL, May 18 (Korea Bizwire) — SBS TV’s legal thriller “Whisper” maintained its lead in the Monday-Tuesday late night TV race, while its nearest rival “Rebel: Thief Who Stole the People” ended its run with moderate success, according to data Wednesday. The rating for Tuesday night’s episode 15 of “Whisper” stood at 16.4 percent nationwide, [...]