KBS got a new president last November. I haven't been able to get too many details about these guys but the previous president seemed to be hyper-focused on the revenue side. The new guy talked very early on about things like public service, program quality and taking advantage of digital distribution opportunities. No question that's why we have KBS in Chicago again and why some KBS stuff is going up on YouTube.
I don't know if it's the reason for their thinking about pulling back on fusion stuff--eventually they had to realize it had run its course--but whatever...if they've decided to do it, great news whatever the reason.
Ha! Well he couldn't have been any worse than the previous guy, could he. Tripling the rights fees and then we just lost KBS in the middle of shows we were watching, I still get mad about it. But I guess we have to like this guy; sure can't argue with the results so far.
We'll keep an eye out on how this show develops and if it runs here on 24.7 Chicago, we'll do a board for it.
(pic: Kim Cheol Gi as Kim Kyung Son in MBC God of War)
Kwon Geun(Actor: Kim Cheol Gi)- A Confucian scholar of Koryo and Joseon dynasty. After foundation of Joseon dynasty, he expressed his loyalty to Koryo and refused to be part of the new dynasty until LSG himself visited his house and persuaded him.