These days, YG and SBS’s relationship has been seen fairly often.
YG has definitely showed that they are more fit for SBS’s programs rather than MBC or KBS. Especially in the SBS Chuseok ‘Idol Big Show’. In this program there was Girls’ Generation and Kara, but G-dragon and 2NE1 from YG Entertainment were shown way more on T.V. So much, some fans called it the YG Special Show. And at the ending of this show, Big Bang preformed as ’special guests’.
For Kang Ho Dong’s new talk show, Strong Heart, G-Dragon and Seungri were among those 24 guests. Also in Intimate Note, Seungri and TOP’s comic characters were shown. On the other hand, Big Bang hasn’t been on MBC’s Golden Fishery.
YG also made the debut of 2NE1 AND G-Dragon’s solo album on SBS’s Inkigayo. At the times it seemed like the two were on a ‘honeymoon’ getting closer to eachother. And of course, the other two broadcasting systems, KBS and MBC were hurt in their pride.
YG head, Yang Hyun Suk wrote on his homepage, ‘I think people are misunderstanding because of our one program per week strategy.’
SBS also said ‘we’re not trying to help YG Entertainment while leaving the other ones out. It’s obvious that we would broadcast the groups with more popularity.’ From YG’s point of view, they get the broadcasting/programing quality that they want, and SBS gets some of the most popular idol groups, so we see it as a ‘win-win’ perspective.
But, YG and SBS’s relationship wasn’t always this good. In 2004 YG and SBS had scheduled for Wheesung’s 3rd album Comeback. But at that time, YG wrote on his homepage, ‘SBS refused to let Wheesung do his comback show because we had him comeback on a different broadcasting system first. Also, SBS had refused to let the idol groups, or singers on their music programs if the singers or groups hadn’t been on one of their variety shows.’
The conflict between the two, YG and SBS, is settled, and has been since 2005.
Translated by: Coupon from ygsecret21