For the first time in Australia, Asian pop program, “SBS PopAsia”, was aired on September 4 on SBS for 2 hours (from 8:30 to 10:30). “SBS PopAsia” is a program that focuses on Asian music.
(In order to prevent confusion, the SBS mentioned in this article is not “Seoul Broadcasting Service” it is “Special Broadcasting Service” that is based in Australia. It is a hybrid-funded Australian public broadcasting radio and television network. The stated purpose of SBS is “to provide multilingual and multicultural radio and television services that inform, educate and entertain all Australians and, in doing so, reflect Australia’s multiculturalsociety.”)
2NE1’s “I am The Best” marked the historic start of the program and following on was BEAST’s “Fiction”, HyunA’s “Bubble Pop” and 26 more music videos. From the following 26 music videos, 23 of them were K-pop related music videos.
Five of BIGBANG’s G-Dragon, Tae Yang and GD& TOP’s solo songs, three songs by SNSD and another three songs by 4minute and HyunA were played. Following on were two songs by 2PM, BEAST, 2NE1, miss A and a song by Wonder Girls and SE7EN.
In addition, Pop-Asia has announced the “K-POP festival” to officially take place at the ANZ Stadium on November 12, which will help to carry on the K-Pop boom in Australia.
SBS Pop-Asia is planned to be aired every Sunday morning, from 8:30 am to 10:30 am.