The president of KBS, Kim In Kyu has visited to London to meet with the BBC  to discuss plans for a K-Pop related collaboration between the two broadcasters.

In a statement released by a representative of KBS it was revealed that: “The president of KBS, Kim In Kyu, met with the current director general of the BBC, Mark Thompson, and soon-to-be director, George Entwistle. He received an offer to hold a K-pop concert co-hosted by KBS and BBC, to which he suggested the co-production of a high-quality K-pop documentary.”

This is exciting news for UK K-pop fans on many levels. First of all, of course, it means that there will be another large scale K-pop concert in the UK which is always great news! But secondly, this shows for the first time a major British media organisation paying attention to and seeing the potential that K-pop has in the UK. And not just any broadcaster, it’s the BBC! One of , if not THE most globally recognisable media names in the world. This kind of endorsement could have a huge positive impact on K-pop in the the UK and also worldwide as well.

As of yet we do not know any further details but as always we keep you up to date with any further news as it unfolds. It will be interesting to see what the details of the project are, what channel it will be broadcast on, whether it will be TV, radio or both, who will perform and when and where the concert will be held.  We can’t wait to see what happens!

What do you think about this news? Are you as excited as we are? Who would you like to see most perform for the BBC? Leave your comments below or vote for your favourite artists on our Facebook page.


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