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Seventeen's comeback teaser schedule, Pledis reverses decision regarding SVT's Youtube channel

Pledis Entertainment Announces Change To YouTube Policy Regarding SEVENTEEN’s Content

Pledis Entertainment has issued a statement regarding the operation of their official YouTube channels.

The agency has recently been criticized by some fans of SEVENTEEN for beginning to upload the group’s YouTube content on to the agency’s official channel, rather than SEVENTEEN’s established channel, which has over 3 million subscribers.

CEO Han Sung Soo addressed the issue in December when he stated, “It’s something that the agency has to do to help SEVENTEEN grow, but we’ve made fans worry, and for that, we are sorry.” He described their new YouTube policy as “the first step in growing our influence and moving forward with the times” and “a decision that we made in order to help the Pledis artists grow into a larger team.”

On January 7, it was announced via SEVENTEEN’s fan cafe that the decision has been reversed, with content to be uploaded in the future on SEVENTEEN’s channel. The statement is as follows:

Hello. This is Pledis Entertainment.

We express our thanks to the fans who have continued to show much interest and love for SEVENTEEN.

Regarding the operation policy of SEVENTEEN’s YouTube Channel, which is a matter that many fans have showed an interest in, there have been in-depth discussions held for the past three weeks between everyone at Pledis Entertainment including CEO Han Sung Soo.

It was decided that all YouTube content related to SEVENTEEN will be released on the SEVENTEEN channel. This applied starting with the album trailer for SEVENTEEN’s new album “You Made My Dawn,” which came out on January 7 at midnight.

Operation policies, including for YouTube, are decided by the company. However, we see policies and rules as processes decided upon to match SEVENTEEN’s efforts and to try to ensure the happiness of fans. In the future we will consider the fans’ and artists’ feelings and try to produce better results.

Once again, we thank SEVENTEEN and their fans, and we ask you to support SEVENTEEN.

Thank you.

source: @pledis_17, soompi, Seventeen Daum Cafe

The "In the future we will consider the fans’ and artists’ feelings"-part of the statement makes me suspect that Seventeen had the last word in this.
mikachi613 8th-Jan-2019 03:53 pm (UTC)
I do hope that the boys themselves were consulted about this. I'd want to help my company but it's obvious that they're the breadwinners at Pledis of late and the company is trying to milk them for all they're worth.
kyulkyung 8th-Jan-2019 03:55 pm (UTC)
i was just about to submit a post with the schedule and the website they posted on twitter today TT should i remove the schedule and still submit it since you didn't include the latter?

anyway, it's what carats and svt deserve!! fxxk plebis, etc.
juhli 8th-Jan-2019 04:00 pm (UTC)
Yes, you can submit it!
(I also wanted to make another entry about Carats and IZ*One on ISAC xDD)
kyulkyung 8th-Jan-2019 04:05 pm (UTC)
oh please make one, that was so cute!! i was too lazy to look through all the fan accounts but i was hoping someone else would make a post about it >
921227 8th-Jan-2019 04:12 pm (UTC)
4 versions?! I had a hard time deciding between YMMD versions!!
kyulkyung 8th-Jan-2019 04:36 pm (UTC)
it's 3 versions! (well 6 if you count the kihno albums but only hardcore fans buy those cuz they're useless) they just split up the eternal sunshine teasers in two days for some reason (i think they did the same last comeback)
921227 8th-Jan-2019 05:30 pm (UTC)
Oh ok, thanks! I'm kinda hoping the versions match up to the YMMDay versions so they can be like bookends (but thats prob not gonna happen)
dropthecrates 8th-Jan-2019 04:25 pm (UTC)
i saw getting closer on svt's channel and watched it immediately lmao pledis sucks
i'm excited for the comeback though!
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