MBC, one of three major public broadcasting stations and a major provider of popular holiday special programs, will be hosting a total of zero special broadcasts this Chuseok, 2017.
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It has been approximately 4 weeks since staff at MBC launched a mass general strike on September 4, stepping away from all of their positions and leaving many key MBC news broadcasts, variety shows, radio broadcasts, and more to halt airing.
As a result of the general strike, production for one of MBC's most popular Chuseok programs, the 'Idol Star Athletics Championship', was cancelled. Major holidays like Chuseok is the perfect time to introduce viewers at home to all-new, pilot variety shows, but MBC will not be broadcasting any new pilot shows this year.