Broadcasting companies adjust schedules for their respective programs to pay off respect and condolences for the Sewol Ferry Tragedy


Due to the incident occurred on April 16, the , broadcasting companies such as KBS, and and along with the entertainment programs, adjust their broadcasting schedules to pay off respect and condolences.

Today, April 18, Music Bank  has been cancelled to air. On the 19th and 20th of April, where Channel A’s drama , MBC’s and ’s are scheduled to air, the officials of the respective programs are still gathered for a meeting regarding the broadcasting time.

An official of KBS2 broadcasting company said, “1TV and 2TV are assumed to broadcast newsflash and updates regarding the incident. So with this situation, I think it is inappropriate to organize entertainment shows and dramas. Documentaries might typically be our choice to broadcast.”

The situation goes the same with SBS. SBS has cancelled the airing of its Thursday night variety show Hundred Year Guest – Jagiya. The cancellation for the airing of the drama Wednesday-Thursday Three Days hasn’t also been confirmed yet. The weekend entertainment programs have also been largely organized. New weekend drama will still set its premiere on April 19 but the music program will be cancelled on the weekend.

MBC will continue to air its daily dramas and Mother’s Garden. MBC’s Wednesday and Thursday drama will come to an end and will air its two final episodes (15 and 16) back to back.

An official on MBC said, “Due to the disaster happened in the Sewol Ferry, the schedule for the programs would be changed.”

On April 16, a ferry traveling from Incheon to Jeju Island and carrying 475 passengers sank off the coast of Jindo. Over 300 of the passengers were students from Danwon High School in Ansan, taking a school trip. As of today, April 18, 25 people were confirmed dead, 179 were rescued and listed as safe and 271 are still missing. Parents of missing schoolchildren grieve for their loss and keep on blaming the ship’s captain for the tragedy after he and the company of ferry apologized for the loss of many lives.

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  • Meeoh1

    My deepest condolences to the families and friends who were affected by this tragedy. May you find peace in prayers and in the loving memories of your loved ones. Love and Blessings to the people of the Republic of South Korea, hold strong, we are weeping with you for your loss.

  • sarang

    Thank you for your consolation.

  • lavanya

    I feel very sad , shocked to heard about ferry tragedy .Unknowingly my tears are fallen. please be-strong everyone in south Korean. We have no words to say those parents who lost their child but be strong for your family sake and for your country. My grand parents said when iam child if we died with more than 4 members all are goes to heaven. We miss you friends who lost their lives.All Indians tells their condolence to family members. Be strong south-Korean Government.

  • simplymeh13

    our prayers for the victims and for the missing people that they may find them the fastest possible time…

  • Meeoh1

    You are welcomed Sarang :)