Singapore, 2019 – Even though this is not the first time Epik High has been to Singapore to perform, it marks their first standalone show since their debut. After selling out multiple shows across Europe and North America this year, the alternative hip-hop artists will be touring around Asia and Singapore is the first Southeast Asian stop of their Asia Tour.
Singapore, 2019 – Multi-platinum, Korean-American hip-hop artist Jay Park took over various parts of the world with his 2019 “SEXY4EVA” World Tour. The artist is well known for pulling spectacular shows with his hip-hop vibes, melodic R&B vocals, and captivating dance routines.
Malaysia, 2019 – JYP Entertainment has just released on their official website a new list of countries for #GOT7 World Tour. And, Malaysia is on the list! Continue reading
South Korea, 2019 – From the Eastern to Western parts of the world; and East Coast to West Coast of America, the Hallyu wave has once again made a splash on Twitter with the return of KCON 2019 USA (@KCONUSA). Organized by CJ ENM, KCON concluded its triumphant 4-day event at the renowned Los Angeles STAPLES Center and Los Angeles Convention Center on 15-18 August, following other successful events in New York on 6–7 July, and Tokyo, Japan (@kconjapan) on 17–19 May.
Whether it was to talk about their favourite Kpop artists or Korean beauty brands, Twitter was where fans turned to talk about #KCON19NY and #KCON19LA, and engage with exclusive only-on-Twitter content, with 15.7 million related Tweets and over 17.6 million views of video content on Twitter from July 6–8 for KCON NY and from August 17–19 for KCON LA.
“Kpop has undoubtedly been one of the biggest topics on Twitter, and this Hallyu wave will only continue getting bigger because of the exclusive content we provide fans,” said YeonJeong Kim, Head of Global Kpop Partnerships at Twitter.
“Twitter’s unique position as a real-time communication platform makes them a great social media partner for KCON as fans love to constantly engage with us and talk about what’s happening at our events on Twitter, even if they are not on site,” said Jini Cho, Head of Marketing & Partnerships at CJ ENM America.
“The power of the Kpop community on Twitter never failed to impress us, and we would like to work closely with Twitter to provide the best Hallyu experience to fans online,” she continued.
From exclusive behind-the-scenes content to real-time performance highlights, Twitter provided Kpop fans worldwide an up close and personal lens of their favourite idols at KCON USA this year:
Viu, a leading pan-regional OTT video service from PCCW Media Group, and Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific today announced their first content collaboration to bring No Sleep No FOMO, a highly social media engaged reality travelogue produced by Viu, to Discovery Channel and Discovery Asia in 14 Asian markets.
Starting from today, subscribers of Discovery Channel and Discovery Asia in Brunei, Cambodia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Macau, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam, will be able to enjoy the program. Discovery Channel and Discovery Asia reach over 22 million households in these markets.
The eight-episode reality travelogue features the hottest Asian celebrities and social media influencers conquering popular destinations. They have to complete 60 missions within 60 hours without sleep in different cities. The host, Singapore’s entertainment veteran Paul Foster, is joined by celebrity co-hosts Kim Jong Kook from the hit-show Running Man (South Korea), singer/songwriter Eric Nam (South Korea), and social media stars Hana Tam (Hong Kong), Kevin Woo (South Korea), Alexander Lee Eusebio (South Korea), Benjamin Kheng (Singapore), Nat Ho (Singapore), Laureen Uy (the Philippines) and Taya Rogers (Thailand). Together they reach a remarkable fan base of more than 12 million social media followers.
Fans were able to follow and watch No Sleep No FOMO come to life through dedicated hashtags #ViuNoSleepNoFomo and #ViuEngage, as well as to influence the course of the celebrities’ adventures by interacting on their social media channels in real-time. Take one of the plots in the series as an example, the celebrities were required to become wedding crashers. They followed tips provided by fans on social media and got an invitation to a Malay wedding finally.
Ms. Helen Sou, Senior Vice President, Digital Media, PCCW Media, said, “We are excited to partner with Discovery, one of the global leaders in entertainment, to expand the reach of our premium content to its quality audiences across all screens. This win-win collaboration not only maximizes the value of content we created for both viewers and partners, but also enables our pan-regional content to travel to more countries.”
Ms. Anna Pak Burdin, Discovery’s Vice President and general manager for Southeast Asia, said, “At Discovery, we power people’s passions. No Sleep No FOMO celebrates our global DNA – living life to the fullest, all within 60 hours. We are delighted to partner with Viu, a leading pan-Asia OTT platform, who shares our vision of providing premium content to viewers.”
Ms. Sou added, “Since the beginning of the production, the social media posts of No Sleep No FOMO have generated more than one million social engagements and reached over 14 million users. The interactive social media element allows the digital generation to be co-creators and this is the most important factor that has won their hearts and that has contributed to the high engagement rate.”
In 2019, Viu will continue to invest in original content by working with local talents and the creative industry in the region with an aim to releasing over 80 titles.
Viu offers Asian premium content and Viu Originals through mobile app which is available for free download on App Store and Google Play, and on the web at http://www.viu.com.
Content and image credit: Viu
Singapore, 2019 – IMC Live Global will be bringing 2019 LEE SEUNG GI ASIA FANMEETING <VAGABOND VOYAGE> to Singapore on 26 October 2019 and also to Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur on 19 October and 30 November 2019 respectively. The long-awaited fan meeting tour, which is exceptionally special and meaningful for Lee Seung Gi and his fans as it marks the 15thanniversary of the artiste’s debut, has already saw full house shows in Japan and Chinese Taipei. Continue reading
Hong Kong, 2019 – Popular boy group, EXO, successfully held their concert, <EXO PLANET #5 – EXplOration – in HONG KONG> for 2 days straight on 10th and 11th August at Asia World Exo (Arena). Continue reading
Singapore, 2019 – BRANDNEW MUSIC’s newest boy group AB6IX embarked on their 1st Fanmeeting Tour [1ST ABNEW] last weekend! This is the first time AB6IX will officially greet Singapore ABNEWs! Before the fan meeting which was to happen later that night, the members of AB6IX held an open media conference to answer some burning questions the fans had.
Hong Kong, 2019 – ‘Monster rookie’ KANG DANIEL is finally bringing his solo fan meeting tour to Hong Kong! UnUsUaL Entertainment and Sun Entertainment Group proudly present KANG DANIEL’s first ever fan meeting tour, ‘KANG DANIEL FAN MEETING: COLOR ON ME’ which will be taking place in Singapore, Hong Kong and more cities to be announced soon. Continue reading
Event: The Black Skirts [Thirsty] Asia Tour 2019 in Singapore
Date: 15 August 2019
Venue: The Pavilion, 28 China Street, Far East Square, Singapore 049570
Early Bird: SGD 98
General Admission / Door: SGD 128
*** Tickets on sale 20 June, 12 noon local time ***
Event: The Black Skirts [Thirsty] Asia Tour 2019 in Hong Kong
Date: 17 August 2019 (Sat)
Venue: Hidden Agenda / This Town Needs (Ocean One, 6 Shung Shun St, Yau Tong, Hong Kong)
Early Bird: HKD 580
General Admission / Door: HKD 780
*** Tickets on sale 20 June, 12 noon local time ***
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