Mnet Explains Decision To Extend “Produce X 101” Contracts To Five Years
An Mnet representative discussed the decision to extend the contract for the winning group of “Produce X 101” to five years.
On April 30, a press conference was held for the newest installment of the “Produce 101” survival show series.
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.