Signal Entertainment Group

Signal Entertainment Group Corp. (Korean주식회사 씨그널엔터테인먼트그룹), founded in 1991, is a South Korean company specializing in the following businesses: show business, media and entertainment content, cosmetics and information technology.

Signal Entertainment Group Corp.
Native name
주식회사 씨그널엔터테인먼트그룹
Public
Traded asKRX: 099830
Industryentertainment, media, information & communication, technology
FoundedJanuary 18, 1991 (1991-01-18), as Signal Information & Communication Corp.
Headquarters
Yangjae-daero 1498, Gangdong-gu, Seoul
Banpo-daero 20-gil 29, Seocho-gu, Seoul
,
Area served
South Korea
Key people
Kim Jung-sang (CEO)
Productsmusic albums, films, K-pop products, technological equipment, beauty products
Servicesproduction, broadcasting, distribution, partnerships
SubsidiariesBetter ENT (60%)
Big Hit Entertainment 2015 -2016 (100%)
Jungle Entertainment (100%)
L&Holdings (100%)
NH Media (50%)
Websitesicis.co.kr, signal-ent.com

HistoryEdit

Founded in 1991 as Signal Information & Communication Corp. (Korean주식회사 씨그널정보통신) (Signal I&C), the company was the national licensee of the now-defunct American company Motorola. In 1997, it partnered with the now-defunct Korea Telecom Freetel (a Korea Telecom (KT) company) for PCS service.

1999 was the year when Signal I&C became the official distributor of Motorola Multimedia Group Cable Services. It also partnered with KT for PCS service. Signal I&C got the ISO 9001 certification in this same year.

In 2001, Signal I&C signed a business partnership with Lucent (presently Alcatel-Lucent), then partnered with SK Telecom for IMT Advanced service.

Then in 2003, the company signed another business partnership, this time with CommWorks Corporation (then a subsidiary of now-defunct 3Com, presently a subsidiary of UTStarcom). Later on, it partnered again with KT for ATM service.

Signal I&C joined the Korea Exchange (KRX)'s KOSDAQ index in 2011.

2015 became the start of a new era for the company as it launched its present corporate name - then started to diversify into the show business, media and cosmetics industries.

Mergers and acquisitionsEdit

2014Edit

  • Unione I&M (Korean유니원아이앤엠) was a television production company, founded in 2005. As of today, it is now a division by name of Signal.[1]

2015Edit

  • Better ENT (Korean더좋은이엔티), formerly Storm S Company (Korean스톰에스컴퍼니), is a talent agency founded by actor Song Seung-heon in 2009.[2]
  • Big Hit Entertainment (Korean빅히트 엔터테인먼트) is a recording label founded by Bang Si-hyuk in 2005.[3] In early 2016, BigHit ended their stake relationship with Signal Entertainment Group. BigHit issued a 6 billion won convertible bond Signal Entertainment Group in 2015. After a year, Signal Entertainment Group made a full settlement of the bonds.[4]
  • Jungle Entertainment (Korean정글 엔터테인먼트) is a recording label founded by Tiger JK in 2006.[5]
  • Skinanniversary Co. Ltd. (Korean주식회사 스킨애니버셔리) is a skin care company and the operator of the Skinanniversary Beauty Town in Paju, Gyeonggi Province. It was founded in 2007.[6]
  • S Box Media Company (Korean에스박스미디어컴퍼니) is a television production company and talent agency, founded in 2012.[7]

2016Edit

  • L&Holdings (Korean엘앤홀딩스) is a holding company of four talent agencies: Great Company (Korean크다컴퍼니), L&Company (Korean엘앤컴퍼니), Star Camp 202 (Korean스타캠프202) and JR ENT (Korean제이알이엔티).[8]
  • NH Media (Korean앤에이취미디어) is a recording label founded by Kim Nam-hee in 1998.[9]

ProductionsEdit

TelevisionEdit

Variety, reality and talkEdit

DramaEdit

Year Title Network Notes
2015 Songgot: The Piercer JTBC
The Ace SBS TV
2016 Babysitter+ KBS 2TV
2017 Innocent Defendant SBS TV co-produced with The Story Works
2017–2020 Stranger tvN co-produced with IOK Media
developed by Studio Dragon
2017 Girls' Generation 1979 KBS 2TV co-produced with FNC Add Culture
Han Yeo-reum's Memory JTBC TV movie
co-produced with AM Studio
2018 Life co-produced with AM Studio
Bad Papa* MBC TV co-produced with Hoga Entertainment

* produced under subsidiary Signal Pictures
+ produced under subsidiary L&Holdings

ArtistsEdit

Better ENTEdit


Jungle EntertainmentEdit

L&HoldingsEdit

Great Company

L&Company

Star Camp 202

JR ENT

NH MediaEdit

S Box Media CompanyEdit

  • Lee Sang-hoon

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ News Wire: 씨그널정보통신, 방송 프로그램 제작업계의 강자 유니원아이앤엠 인수 (Signal I&C acquires broadcast producer Unione I&M)
  2. ^ eToday: 씨그널정보통신, 송승헌 소속사 '더좋은이엔티' 인수…"글로벌 엔터그룹 행보 본격" (Signal I&C buys Song Seung-heon's agency Better ENT, plans on "becoming a global entertainment group")
  3. ^ eDaily: 씨그널엔터테인먼트그룹 "빅히트엔터 CB 60억 인수" (Signal Entertainment Group acquires Big Hit Ent for 60 billion "through CB")
  4. ^ "thebell Free". m.thebell.co.kr. Retrieved 2017-07-08.
  5. ^ Asia Economic Daily: 씨그널엔터, 음반기획사 정글엔터 100% 지분 인수 (Signal Entertainment acquires 100% of music agency Jungle Entertainment)
  6. ^ Asia Economic Daily: 씨그널정보통신, 화장품 제조업체 '스킨애니버셔리' 지분 50% 인수 (Signal I&C acquires 50% of skin care company Skinanniversary)
  7. ^ Asia Economic Daily: 씨그널정보통신, 김현주 소속사 '에스박스미디어' 인수 (Signal I&C acquires Kim Hyun-joo's agency S Box Media)
  8. ^ 10Asia: 씨그널엔터, 엘앤홀딩스 인수합병 “국내 최대 배우 라인업” (Signal Entertainment acquires L&Holdings, "a home for many actors")
  9. ^ Asia Economic Daily: 씨그널엔터테인먼트, 임창정 소속사 NH EMG 지분 인수 (Signal Entertainment acquires Lim Chang-jung's label NH EMG)
  10. ^ Newsis: 씨그널엔터, 20억 규모 '수퍼스타 K8 방송프로' 제작 계약 外 (Signal Entertainment agrees offer to produce 20-billion "Superstar K 2016")

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