[Koreaboo.com] YG Entertainment Ramps Up Plan To Change The Face of TV, Hires 5 New PDs
On February 1, YG Entertainment officially revealed that they recruited 5 PDs from both cable and mainstream television channels to join their agency.
According to an insider from YG Entertainment, Cho Seo Yoon, Je Young Jae, Kim Min Jong, Park Jun Su, and Yoo Sung Mo have signed with YG Entertainment and will be helping the agency break into the entertainment programs industry.
The newly recruited PDs are responsible for many of Korea’s most beloved television series, such as MBC‘s The Capable Ones and Radio Star (Cho Seo Yoon), Infinite Challenge (Je Young Jae), Real Men (Kim Min Jong), Mnet‘s The God of Music (Park Jun Su), and tvN‘s SNL Korea (Yoo Sung Mo); thus, anticipation is high for YG’s synergy with these acclaimed PD’s and their involvement in television in the future.
According to the insider, YG is still on a mission to sign more PDs and is actively pursuing at least 10 other PDs with the goal of changing the dynamics of Korean entertainment programs in the future. YG Entertainment has not officially confirmed anything about the 10 other PDs.
YG has established itself as a trendsetting agency, not only in the music industry, but also in promotion methods, fashion, album design, and multiple other facets of entertainment. With the recruitment of the 5 new PDs, YG is currently receiving much spotlight in regards to whether they will be able to set a new paradigm for the television, and what effect they will have in the industry.
[Allkpop.com] YG Entertainment recruits main PDs of ‘Infinity Challenge’, ‘Radio Star’, and ‘Real Men’
3 main PDs of MBC have decided to bid the broadcasting station farewell.
A YG Entertainment representative told Ilgan Sports on February 1 (KST), “As of January 31, we recruited Jo Seo Yoon CP of ‘Radio Star‘ and ‘Capable Ones‘, Jae Young Jae PD of ‘Infinity Challenge‘, and Kim Min Jong PD of ‘Real Men‘, who have resigned from MBC.”
It was previously revealed that YGE would be placing more focus on producing variety shows in the future. Officially, YG has now currently recruited 5 broadcasting station PDs. The label has also recruited Park Jun Soo PD of Mnet‘s ‘God of Music‘ and Yoo Sung Mo PD of tvN‘s ‘SNL Korea‘ in the past.
According to insiders, YGE plans to recruit around 10 variety show PDs. The industry is currently keeping an eye out for which PDs the label will recruit next.