[NEWS] 130823 YG’s new boy group survival program WIN kicks off today: the 3 points of focus

YG Entertainment’s ‘WHO IS NEXT: WIN’, a program to determine the formation of its newest boy group will be aired for the first time today, August 23.
The real survival battle program WIN, which divides YG’s 11 long-term trainees into Teams A and B for a fierce battle, finally unveils itself on Mnet at 10p.m. and tvN at 11:20 tonight. 
On August 20 at the Production Sneak Preview of WIN, YG’s founder YANG HYUN SUK personally revealed the 11 members who will appear on the show. The Sneak Preview has been attracting much attention since then, and Team A and Team B became the two top search words on Internet portal sites.
YG’s NEXT boy group, the first one in 8 years
‘WIN’, as it is the program that determines the formation of the first boy group in 8 years since BIGBANG’s debut, is arousing much attention amongst the public and musicians. The recently revealed video clip shows Park Jin Young, Yoon Jong Shin, Psy, BigBang and 2NE1 explaining the harsh and cold rules of the upcoming program. Yoon Jong Shin commented, “YG is always very careful in choosing new artists or groups. They know what real ‘survival’ is from their hands-on experience, so I am expecting some real tough ones to make a debut.” Founder Yang once said, “I want to produce a team that can gain popularity across the border,” hinting his ambition for YG’s NEXT group.
A 100% real battle for debut between 2 families under the same roof 
The biggest difference between ‘WIN’ and other talent show programs is that YG’s upcoming television show will demonstrate two YG-belonging teams fight each other, and the result depends completely on the viewers. On Episode 1, which will be aired on August 23, the members will tell the audience how they felt when they heard that they would be split into two groups. They had been training together as friends and colleagues under the same roof called YG. The 10-episode program will make the two teams fight each other 3 times in total, and the viewers can be part of the group-production process from the very beginning. They will be able to participate through online, mobile and live text message voting system, which makes the show even more real. 
A show that contains unique and interesting stories 
KANG SEUNG YOON, the ex-contestant of Mnet’s Superstar K2, and K-Pop Star’s LEE SEUNG HOON. These two are already well known to the public even before ‘WIN’ is aired. The lineup of the show already hints that the episodes will be full of unique and interesting stories of the individual member. KANG SEUNG YOON, who works extremely hard to become a good dancer after becoming a trainee since becoming popular on Superstar K, and B.I., the then 14-year-old rapper for MC Mong’s ‘Indian Boy’ who now is the leader of Team B, and KIM JIN WOO, who left home to become a trainee at YG before any other contestants—these are few of the 11 life stories that will be told on the program. The stories all point to the same direction: becoming the real ‘WINNER.’
The program will be aired overseas beginning from September 17, through channel V (part of the cable channels of START TV) and channel M (the Southeast Asian channel of CJ E&M) in 10 countries. In China, the largest video-sharing website Youku will exclusively air the program.  On Daum portal site, fans will be able to enjoy replays and behind-the-scenes of the show.
Source: YG Family


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