From East to West: KCON wraps up another successful 2019 edition in USA; with 15.7M Tweets

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:

Red Carpet



Artist engagement

Stage highlights

Onsite sketch

Viu and Discovery announce first content collaboration

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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.

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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

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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

Kang Daniel Fan Meeting ‘Color on me’ in Hong Kong to be held on 18 August 2019

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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

The Black Skirts ‘Thirsty’ Asia Tour 2019 in Singapore and Hong Kong

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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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AB6IX to meet Singapore fans on 27 July 2019

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Singapore, 2019 –  HallyuPopFest is proud to present ​AB6IX 1st Fanmeeting Tour [1ST ABNEW] ​this summer! BrandNew Music’s newest boy group AB6IX is ​the​ Idol group to check out this summer and they will be embarking on their very first fanmeet tour next month. Make a date with Youngmin, Donghyun, Woojin, Daehwi and newest member, Jeon Woong this ​27 July​, as AB6IX makes their very first appearance in South East Asia at Singapore’s ​The Star Theatre​. ABNEW is the official fandom name for AB6IX fans, and this will be the first time the Singapore chapter will get to meet their idols! Continue reading

GOT7 ‘KEEP SPINNING’ World Tour in Hong Kong to be held on 31st August and 1st September 2019

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Hong Kong, 2019 –  Korean boy group GOT7 will be bringing their world tour to Hong Kong. Rolemodel Entertainment Group Limited (REG) have just announced that GOT7 2019 WORLD TOUR ‘KEEP SPINNING’ IN HONG KONG will be held on 31st August and 1st September 2019 at AsiaWorld-Expo, Arena. Tickets are priced at HK$2,388 /$1,988 /$1,688 /$1,388 /$988 /$588 will go on public sale starting Monday, 15 July 2019 onwards via HK Ticketing; while UnionPay credit cardholders will be entitled to the advanced purchase of tickets from 9 to 11 July 2019.

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