The production for MBC “Come To Play” hosted by Yoo Jae Suk and Kim Won Hee announced yesterday afternoon that Korean idol group DBSK would be recording an episode on 1st October. More importantly, this officially marks the end of the broadcasting feud between MBC TV station and SM Entertainment which had been continuing for nearly a year since it erupted last year.
The conflict between MBC and SM Entertainment erupted towards the latter half of 2007 when SM Entertainment decided to have Super Junior member Kang-in stay on SBS “Explorer of the Human Body” instead of MBC “Dong-An Club” where he was a regular host. The main problem here was that both programs aired at the same time-slot. MBC then decided to have a blanket ban on SM Entertainment artistes which resulted in SNSD, Super Junior, etc having minimal appearances on MBC variety for the past 10 months. It was also hard to find any SM Entertainment performers on “Music Core”. (Detailed breakdown)
This cold war has however ended with the announcement of DBSK guesting on “Come To Play”. Shin PD also announced that other SM Entertainment artistes will also be making appearances on their other shows subsequently.