Wednesday, 15 November 2017

E! ENTERTAINMENT TELEVISION LAUNCHES KOREAN REALITY SHOW TRIPLE H FUN AGENCY ON E! ASIA FROM SATURDAY, 25 NOVEMBER

E! Asia – NBCUniversal International Network’s channel dedicated to pop culture – today announced the premiere of Korean reality series Triple H Fun Agency where all twelve episodes will be made available first on E! Zone to Astro Go subscribers in Malaysia from Saturday, 18 November and premiering on the E! Asia linear channel on (Astro Ch. 712)  Saturday, November 25 at 11:30pmwith weekly episodes.

Triple H Agency follows the newly formed K-pop group – Triple H – consisting of  Cube Entertainment's megastar artist HyunA (Wonder Girlsand 4Minute), and Hui and E'Dawn (Pentagon) in their quest to launch a new, hit album.  HyunA is building on her previous successful album launches, but will rookie band members Hui and E’Dawn be able to bring their A-game to the group?  During the 12, 30-minute episodes, the audience will experience the blood, sweat and tears that go into producing a new album and see up-close what it takes to make it a hit. 

With the success of SNL Korea and 2PM Wild Beat this year, E! has cemented its position as a leader in Asian celebrity-focused content,” said Scott Mackenzie, Vice President, Channels, Asia, NBCUniversal International Networks. “With hundreds of millions of views for her videos on YouTube, HyunA is truly K-Pop royalty, and the perfect fit for E! In Triple H Fun Agency, fans will love following her journey through the creative process, performing with new bandmates, and revealing more about her life.

Kim, Bong-JooManaging Director, Broadcasting & Production Division of iHQ added, "We are very pleased that Triple H Fun Agency will be aired in Southeast Asia and Japan via NBCUniversal International Networks E! brand. With the popularity and reach of E!, we have high expectations for the program and hope the show would gain interest and popularity with fans in the region.

Stay tuned to find out if the trio have what it takes to smash the charts in South Korea’s cutthroat music industry when Triple H Fun Agencypremieres.

Tuesday, 31 October 2017

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KPOP MUSIC WAVE 2017 – THE BIGGEST KOREAN HEAT WAVE TO HIT OUR NORTHERN SHORES

  • The ultimate Kpop concert to rock the region on 24 November 2017 at Setia Spice Arena, Penang
  • Celebration of the best and hottest in Korean pop: B.A.P., Haha, Kim Jong-kook, Rain, and T-ara

KPOP Music Wave 2017 the biggest Korean pop concert to be held in the northern region is set to turn up the heat on 24 November 2017 at Setia Spice, Penang.
Presented by Golden Warriors Film & Entertainment (“GWFE”), the concert will be the biggest gathering of the hottest Korean stars in one night. The line-up features international best-selling artistes B.A.P., Haha, Kim Jong Kook, Rain and T-ara as well as local up-and-coming talents D’Vol (dance group) and The Flaming Circle (vocal group).
Following the launch of its recent event, the KPOP Sensation 2017 featuring Jessica Jung and Kang Gary, GWFE is confident that the upcoming KPOP Music Wave 2017 is just the beginning of bigger and more exciting Korean pop (“Kpop”) events to rock the region. “Kpop is a global phenomenon and we are proud to bring the best Korean pop performers to the beautiful island of Penang,” said Mr Hendrik, the Managing Director of GWFE.
Spicing up the stage is the aptly named boy group B.A.P. (acronym for Best Absolute Perfect). The group’s six members Yongguk, Himchan, Daehyun, Youngjae, Jongup and Zelo are well known for their versatility and charismatic on-stage performances: perfectly choreographed dance moves, sleek rapping and strong vocals. In 2012, B.A.P.’s debut single Warrior sold over 10,000 copies within two days of release. B.A.P.’s first full-length studio album First Sensibility topped the Billboard World Albums Chart upon its release in 2014. B.A.P. won its second Best Korean Act award at the 2016 MTV EMAs and in March 2017 the group released its sixth Korean single album “Rose”.
As one of the headliners, Ha Dong-hoon, or better known by his stage name Haha debuted as a singer and rapper of Z-kiri in 2001. In 2010, Haha joined Running Man as co-host and received the award for Best Entertainer at the 2011 SBS Entertainment Awards. It was in the show that he formed the musical duo, Running Man Brothers with another KPOP Music Wave headliner Kim Jong Kook. In 2016, Haha’s collaboration with Skull featuring Stephen Marley titled Love Inside was ranked top ten in a Jamaican video chart upon its release.
Multi-talented and multi-award winning Kim Jong-kook debuted as a part of the duo of Turbo. He pursued his career as a solo singer after the band disbanded and skyrocketed to fame with his third album This is Me, one of the best-selling albums in South Korea in 2005. In the same year, he swept the Daesang Award from SBS, KBS and MBC. Kim is also a popular TV celebrity who has appeared in hit shows such as Family Outing and X-Man. In addition to being part of Running Man Brothers, Kim also won the SBS 2011 Best TV Star Award for his role in Running Man.
Jung Ji-hoon, popularly known as Rain, is South Korea’s most successful kpop artiste. Rain debuted as a solo singer in 2002 and gained popularity with the release of his third solo album It’s Raining which topped music charts throughout Asia. His popularity continued to soar with his fourth and fifth studio albums and in 2006 Rain was listed as one of the 100 Most Influential People Who Shape Our World. In addition to his vocal talent and popping dance moves, Rain’s fame is also attributed to his acting roles in Korean hit dramas (e.g. Full House, A Love to Kill) and movies (e,g, I’m a Cyborg, But That’s OK) and international blockbusters (e.g. Ninja Assassin). With millions of fans spanning across the globe, sold-out performances and more than 110 awards won, Rain will definitely rock the stage of KPOP Music Wave 2017.
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Completing the line-up of Kpop stars is no other than the beautiful and sassy girl group T-ara. In the Kpop scene saturated with girl groups, T-ara shines out with its catchy hook-heavy dance music and an array of visual styles and concepts. The group’s single Bo Peep Bo Peep from their debut studio album Absolute First Album bagged five awards in 2009. In 2011, T-ara released the super successful single Roly Poly which was reported to be the top-grossing and highest-selling single of 2011 in South Korea. As one of best-selling girl groups of all time, T-ara’s members: Eunjung, Hyomin, Jiyeong and Qri will sizzle the night with their powerful performance!
As a prelude to the excitement, a press conference was held on 2 September 2017 at Mmall Penang to officially launch KPOP Music Wave 2017. Qri of T-ara was present to join the launch event and fans were given the opportunity to meet and greet the star at the exclusive event.
Kpop is synonymous with multi-talented artistes, infectious beats, amazing vocal skills, hypnotic dance moves and beautiful stars. And KPOP Music Wave’s line-up will be a showcase of the best artistes that define Kpop. It will be THE ultimate feast for all Kpop enthusiasts.
KPOP MUSIC WAVE 2017
Date: Friday, 24 November 2017
Time: 8:00pm
Venue: SETIA SPICE Arena, Penang
Ticket:   VVIP RM728 | VIP RM628 | CAT1 RM488 | CAT2 RM388 | CAT3 RM288 | CAT4 RM168

Tickets are available for sale on the official concert website:
www.kpopmusicwave.asia

For more information about concert updates, stay tuned to K-POP Music Wave’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/kpopmusicwave.

K-Wave 2 Music Festival - 13th January 2018 at Stadium Merdeka

Organized by MacpiePro, the highly anticipated K-Wave 2 Music Festival Brought To You By Mcalls is set to make a comeback on 13 January 2018 (Saturday, 8PM) at Stadium Merdeka, Kuala Lumpur!
A.C.E, TAHITI, HALO, MAMAMOO, TAEYEON, SUPER JUNIOR and NU’EST W are among the seven massive line-ups that will be enlivening the show.
With entry packages priced from as low as RM34, let’s enjoy the MUSIC WITHOUT STRESS!
Entry Package goes on sale 3rd November 2017, 9AM via online at www.mcalls.asia.

Wednesday, 25 October 2017

tvN Asia's One Night Food Trip - International Edition Comes to Singapore Korean Singers Eric Nam & Bernard along with Singapore Actress He Ying Ying Compete against the Production Team to Win the Golden Passport

tvN Asia’s brand-new original production, One Night Food Trip – International Edition is going to Singapore! A spin-off of the popular Korean travel programme of the same name, One Night Food Trip – International Edition added local Asian celebrities into the mix to further hype up the competition. The programme broadcasts exclusively on tvN Asia every Tuesday at 23:00 (GMT+8); with the segment shot in Singapore set to air tonight (24 October).

In One Night Food Trip – International Edition, celebrity foodies (Korean and local) set off to Taiwan, Singapore, the Philippines and Malaysia for a gourmet frenzy! Different from the original Korean One Night Food Trip, the International Edition requires the stars to do more than just EAT, the celebrities are also to accomplish as many missions as they can, involving local food, culture, attractions, basically everything LOCAL! Once they complete a mission, they will receive a stamp on their “One Night Food Trip Passport”. After 48 hours, the team with the most number of stamps will receive the “GOLDEN PASSPORT” as a token to honour their winning!


The second segment of One Night Food Trip – International Edition will see Korean singers Eric Nam and Bernard Park travel to Singapore and explore the Lion City along with local actress He Ying-Ying (何盈莹). The trio begins a foodie battle in 48 hours against the production team. The trio first meet at the Marina Bay area where they bonded immediately and formed JCB. After brief introduction, they set sail to their first mission --- a taste of authentic Teochew Bak kut Teh --- succulent pork ribs in savoury peppery broth. Eric and Bernard are also given a challenge by Ying Ying where they have to grill their very own jerky at the iconic Bee Cheng Hiang. Under the steaming weather in Singapore, JCB spares no time to cool themselves off with refreshing fruity tea drinks topped with cheese foam at LiHo where Bernard turned himself as a barrister and created a special healthy delight with pink dragon fruits.

The trio also hops on the Mariner of the Seas for a luxurious cruise experience with innovative activities and entertainment that can only be found on Royal Caribbean. The trio has their first meal in 1950s diner-style restaurant where they enjoy some original burgers and a special performance by the staff; takes on several other challenges, including rock-climbing, ice-skating and eating; and finally they are joined by the Hotel Director of the Mariner at the Captain’s Table of the Main Dining Room for a fancy dinner. Can they score more stamps than the production team? Stay tuned to find out! 



One Night Food Trip – International Edition broadcasts exclusively on tvN Asia every Tuesday at 23:00 (GMT+8). tvN is available in 10 Asia-Pacific countries, including Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia, Cambodia, Myanmar and Australia, with subtitles in English, Chinese, Bahasa Malaysia, Bahasa Indonesia and Thai. tvN, where fun takes off!

Friday, 20 October 2017

Special Only-For-You October Stunts Live Up To Your Name & 38 Revenue Collection Unit Marathon to Celebrate Diwali Halloween Horrors & Song-Song CP Wedding Special Movies to Quench Your Thirst



October is the month where all the fun and mystery begin! tvN Asia and tvN Movies have prepared special line-ups to audiences in Singapore and Malaysia, an Only-For-You October Stunt!

Revealed earlier, tvN Asia viewers in Singapore and Malaysia will be able to enjoy the successful time-slip fantasy drama Live Up To Your Name (Kim Nam-gil and Kim Ah-joong) from today (17 Oct; 11:45 am onwards) and tomorrow (18 Oct; 11:45 am onwards) amidst Diwali. To cure your binge-watch addiction, tvN Asia is also pushing crime series 38 Revenue Collection Unit (Ma Dong-seok, Seo In-guk, Sooyoung) marathon on 19 October from 11:45 till 16:45, and finale episodes on the same day from 20:30. Drama lovers can watch their favourite dramas at home during the Diwali holiday.



On the movie side, tvN Movies is also surprising its viewers in Singapore and Malaysia with several special line-ups: Halloween Horrors for you to dive into your deepest fear; and Song-Song CP Wedding Special to reminisce the great work by Song Hye-kyo and Song Joong-ki before the couple ties the knot on the final day of October.

tvN Movies
Singapore
Malaysia
Halloween Horrors (Tuesdays in October)
17 Oct @ 22:00
The Red Shoes
(Kim Hye-su, Kim Sung-su)
24 Oct @ 22:00
Killer Toon
(Lee Si-young, Um Ki-joon)
Train to Busan
(Gong Yoo, Jung Yu-mi)
31 Oct @ 22:00
Hide and Never Seek
(Ryu Deok-hwan, Jo Bok-rae)
Song-Song CP Wedding Special
28 Oct @ 22:00
Penny Pinchers
(Song Joong-ki, Han Ye-seul)
My Brilliant Life
(Gang Dong-won, Song Hye-kyo)
29 Oct @ 00:00
Hwang Jin-yi
(Song Hye-kyo, Yoo Ji-tae)
A Werewolf Boy
(Song Joong-ki, Park Bo-young)




Catch tvN Asia on Singtel TV Ch. 518 619 or StarHub TV Ch. 824 in Singapore and on Astro Ch. 395 or HyppTV Ch. 601; and tvN Movies on StarHub TV Ch. 818/819 in Singapore and oAstro Ch. 435 or HyppTV Ch. 222 in Malaysia with subtitles in English, Chinese and Bahasa Malaysia.



tvN, where fun takes off!

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Monday, 16 October 2017

tvN Asia 24-hr Express Drama BLACK to Premiere Expressly on 15 Oct (Sun) at 21:45 only on tvN Asia in Singapore & Malaysia


tvN Asia 24-hour express drama --- BLACK --- a supernatural thriller drama starring award-winning best actor, Song Seung-heon ( 송승헌) and actress/model Go Ara (고아라), will premiere on tvN Asia in Singapore and Malaysia on 15 October (Sunday) at 21:45, and take up the Sunday & Monday drama block after the time-slip drama Live Up To Your Name (名不虚传).

Song Seung-heon portrays a character of different forms: a cold-hearted grim reaper (Black) who took over the body of a compassionate rookie detective (Han Moo-gang), he remarked, “I am playing a very complex character, it was actually a bit difficult to follow the storyline at first, but I am totally drawn to the script after reading the whole thing!” Co-starring with Song is Go Ara, who takes the role of Kang Ha-ram, a girl who has premonitions and the ability to see death. It is the first time for both lead actor and actress to take part in a series of such theme, much anticipation is expected from the audiences.

BLACK follows the story of a rookie detective who is possessed by grim reaper and a girl who can see the shadows of death. Together, they work on saving people’s lives and solving cases, but at the same time breaking the rule of heaven. Travelling between the normal and fantasy world, the romance between the two characters is also something out of the ordinary.

The fantasy thriller drama is directed by Kim Hong-sun of Voice, a successful crime series, and was written by Choi Ran of God’s Gift – 14 Days (神的礼物-14), a popular time-travel thriller. 24-hour express drama, BLACK will premiere on tvN Asia in Singapore and Malaysia on 15 October (Sunday) at 21:45 and air every Sunday and Monday. Catch it on Singtel TV新电信电视Ch. 518 / 619 or StarHub TV星和视界Ch. 824 in Singapore and on Astro Ch. 395 or HyppTV Ch. 601 in Malaysia with subtitles in English, Chinese and Bahasa Malaysia.

tvN, where fun takes off! 

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Official Hashtags             :               #tvN #tvNAsia #WhereFunTakesOff #Black

Thursday, 7 September 2017

Oh!K and Warner TV Asia Airs Hospital Ship and The Last Ship on Facebook!


Greetings from Oh!K and Warner TV!

In anticipation of the premiere of Hospital Ship and The Last Ship (Season 4)Oh!K andWarner TV Asia have uploaded the full episode of both series on their Facebook page!

From today onwards, fans in Malaysia can catch these episodes at their viewing pleasure. With that, it would be great if you could share this exciting news with your readers.

Episode #1 of Hospital Ship can be viewed here and here (inclusive of BM and English subtitles) and Episode #1 Seasons 4 of The Last Ship can be viewed here. For now, here’s a synopsis of both shows for your reference. We’ve also attached some show images for your onward use.


Hospital Ship:
Looking for a fresh start, Eun Jae (Ha Ji-won) starts working in a hospital ship – a life-saving initiative which provides medical services to rural residents. Through working with a team of youth doctors, she grows to understand that life can be simple yet beautiful.


The Last Ship:
The Last Ship chronicles the aftermath of a global catastrophe that nearly decimates the world's population. Because of its positioning, the Navy destroyer U.S.S. Nathan James avoided falling victim to the devastating tragedy. Now, CNO Captain Tom Chandler (Eric Dane) and his crew must confront the reality of their new existence in a world where they may be among the few remaining survivors.

[tvN Release] 24-hr Express Drama --- Fantasy Comedy Live Up To Your Name Continues to Dominate Viewership Rating Charts in Singapore


 tvN 24-hour express drama --- Live Up To Your Name (名不虚传)airs every Sunday and Monday at 21:45 (GMT+8) in Singapore and Malaysia, only on tvN Asia. The fantasy comedy continues to top viewership ratings in Singapore since premiere: its episode 8 premiere broadcast ranks No. 1 among all Korean & Chinese Pay TV channels at the same timeslot and ranks No. 2 among all 114 Pay TV channels on StarHub TV and/or Singtel TV; episode 8’s premiere on 4 Sep reaches the highest rating by minute of 0.617%. Its back-to-back episodes  on Mondays (20:30 – 23:00) since 13 August premiere also continues to record outstanding performance, ranking No. 1 among all 114 Pay TV channels on StarHub TV and/or Singtel TV in its target audience group, A20-49 for 4 consecutive weeks (source: GfK; Evogenius Reporting).

Live Up To Your Name stars a strong cast of veteran actor, Kim Nam-gil (金南佶) who took a 4-year hiatus from TV screen and comeback to charm the audience with this comic role, and Kim Ah-joong (金亚中), critically acclaimed actress who gained popularity among Asian audience from Korean romance comedy, 200 Pounds Beauty (丑女大翻身).

In episode 8, both Heo Im (Kim Nam-gil) and Choi Yeong-kyung (Kim Ah-joong) travel back to Joseon era, where Heo Im is hold captive as he failed to cure the King as seen in the first episode. Heo Im then discover the key to his time travel ability falls on his acupuncture set. Heo Im subsequently escapes imprisonment through the help of Doo-chil who asks Heo to save his brother…

In episode 9 teaser of Live Up To Your Name audience will see both Heo Im and Yeong-kyung back in modern-day Seoul, will the time-slip experience help boost their relationship? Stay tuned to find out.

tvN 24-hour express drama - Live Up To Your Name airs every Sunday and Monday at 21:45 (GMT+8) in Singapore (Singtel TV新电信电视Ch518 619; StarHub TV星和视界Ch824) & Malaysia (Astro Ch395; HyppTV Ch601) with subtitles in English, Chinese and Bahasa Malaysia.

tvN, where fun takes off!

K'Storm Vol.3 Kpop Dance Cover Competition 2017

Magnum is proud to present you the largest and most anticipated K-POP dance cover competition in Malaysia - K’Storm Vol.3 K-POP Dance Cover Competition 2017. Having been the proud sponsor since 2015, K’Storm Vol.3 is back with a bang and is going to be the most happening event ever in the K-POP dance scene. This annual event is not to be missed as the participating teams will be showcasing their K-POP passion and impressive dance moves on stage to fight for the Championship title.
K’Storm Vol.3 2017 will kick off from September 2017 till December 2017 throughout Malaysia at Malacca, Penang, Johor, Kuala Lumpur and Selangor. The competition comprises of four stages which are Online Registration & Video Submission, Preliminary 1 (Stage Audition), Preliminary 2 (Finalist Selection) and Grand Finale. Apart from that, good news for all participants as this year there will be a Survivors’ Round for those who are eager to grab a second chance to enter the finals! The Best Top Three (3)  teams who score the highest mark in the states selection will win RM500 in cash prize each as well as secure a place in the grand finale.
            Participating teams are required to submit personal information along with their K-POP dance cover video online in order to join the competition. It is compulsory that each team consists of minimum two (2) members. The winners will be selected by a line-up of experienced judges and the judging criteria on choosing the Champion are K-POP Identity, Dance Cover, Synchronization, Costume, Creativity and Popularity.
Last but not least, a grand total of RM 20,000 in cash and prizes will be given to the winners together with subsidiary awards of Best Group Attire Award, Audience Choice Award and Most Voted on Facebook Award.
K’Storm Vol. 3 K-POP Dance Cover Competition 2017 is proudly brought to you by Magnum and organized by Mega Ultimate. Supporting Partner: Mega Movement and Dance For Love. Venue Sponsor: Mahkota Parade, Queensbay Mall, Sutera Mall, Sunway Velocity Mall, Paradigm Mall and Sungei Wang Plaza. Official Grand Final Venue: Mega Star Arena.

What are you waiting for? Register and submit your videos now! For more information, kindly contact Joanne Yap at 03-9107 7223. You may also log on to https://www.facebook.com/kstorm.mu/ or https://www.facebook.com/megaultimate/ or www.megaultimate.com.my.
K’ Storm Vol. 3 K-POP Dance Cover Competition 2017 Winner Prizes
Champion
RM 8,000 Cash + Trophy
1st Runner Up
RM 4,000 Cash + Trophy
2nd Runner Up
RM 2,000 Cash + Trophy
Best Group Attire Award
RM 500 Cash
Audience Choice Award
RM 500 cash
Most Voted on Facebook Award
RM 500 cash



Friday, 25 August 2017

Win VIP Tickets and Soundcheck Passes To G-Dragon's Sold Out Concert in Kuala Lumpur!

Stand a chance to win VIP tickets and soundcheck passes from U Mobile to G-Dragon’s sold out Act III: M.O.T.T.E concert in Kuala Lumpur on 17 September 2017. The contest is currently running on U Mobile’s official Instagram account (@myumobile) until 8 September 2017.
Things to remember when creating your entry:
Tip #1: Set your Instagram profile to PUBLIC so we can see your submission
Tip #2: Remember to have orange elements in your video
Tip #3: Get creative! Use stickers, emojis, editing tools and anything else that might get you noticed.

Prizes

Grand Prize x 5 winners
·         Each Grand Prize winner will win 3 pairs of VIP tickets, and 1 pair of soundcheck passes

Consolation Prize x 20 winners
·         Each Consolation Prize winner will win 1 pair of U Mobile Zone tickets


For more information, visit www.instagram.com/myumobile