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They’ve done it again! Chinese broadcasters ripped off Korean variety shows

  • Published : Jul 27, 2017 - 11:49
  • Updated : Jul 27, 2017 - 13:58

Chinese Hunan TV’s “Chinese Restaurant,” which allegedly plagiarized Korean tvN’s “Youn’s Kitchen,” kicked off Saturday despite controversies.

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(tvN/ Hunan TV)
It is not the first time a Chinese broadcaster has produced a program with a format similar to a Korean variety show without officially acquiring rights to remake the show.

Here are some Chinese variety shows that allegedly plagiarized Korean TV shows.

1. Mnet’s “Produce 101” vs. IQIYI’s “Birth of a Star” (literal translation)

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(Mnet/ IQIYI)


2. JTBC’s “Hidden Singer” vs. Dragon TV’s “Talented Singer”

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(JTBC/ Dragon TV)


3. SBS’ “Fantastic Duo” vs. Hunan TV’s “Come Sing with Me”

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(SBS/ Hunan TV)


4. TvN’s “Three Meals a Day” vs. Hunan TV’s “Happy Life”

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(tvN/ Hunan TV)


5. MBC’s “Infinite Challenge” vs. Dragon TV’s “Go Fighting!”
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(MBC/ Dragon TV)
By Kim So-yeon (syk19372@heraldcorp.com)