juhli (juhli) wrote in omonatheydidnt,

Why Mnet decided to extend "Produce X 101" contracts to five years

When asked about the contract extension for this season’s debut group, Kim Yong Beom of Mnet explained, “It has been changed so that two and a half years will be spent exclusively promoting with the group, and the other two and a half years can be combined with activities in each member’s respective company.”

He went on to say, “After going through three seasons, our biggest goal was to fix some of the issues. In I.O.I’s case, they stopped activities after not even a full year. With Wanna One, they rose to become a global group, but there were a lot of regrets because the contract period was so short. It was a shame that, even though Wanna One went on a world tour, international fans were only be able to see them once in their lifetimes.”

“Produce X 101” will begin airing on May 3 at 11 p.m. KST and run for 12 episodes.

source: @soompi, soompi imbc

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