A bolt out of the blue fell on SBS’ “Running Man”.
It was given legal sanction for inappropriate broadcasting content.
The Korea Communications Standards Commission decided legal sanction “warning” for SBS’ “Running Man“.
Some “Running Man” viewers also pointed out that it was too much.
The Korea Communications Standards Commission (KCSC) held a plenary session at the Broadcasting Center in Mok-dong, Yangcheon-gu, Seoul on Sep 26th and decided legal sanction “warning” for 5 programs, including SBS’ “Running Man”.
According to KCSC, “Running Man” received “warning” for broadcasting contents that excessively highlight tasting scenes of indirect advertising products (PPL) through the cast’s conversations and subtitles, interfering with the viewing flow and specifically mentioning company names and product names through subtitles and voices.
The details of programs’ legal sanctions are reflected in KCSC’s annual broadcasting evaluation report and are used as data for broadcasting companies’ re-licensing and re-approval evaluation every 3 years.
A netizen who said he/she was a “Running Man” viewer commented on Naver, “Running Man has too much PPL. If it’s fun, I can understand it. However, as the fun gradually decreases, there are more interim and indirect advertisements compared to other shows, so I didn’t watch Running Man recently.”