iHQ (company)

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iHQ, Inc. (DBA SidusHQ)
Native name
주식회사 아이에이치큐
EMB Production Co., Ltd.
Traded asKRX: 003560
FounderTeddy Hoon-tak Jung
4F, Sambo Building 88, Samseong 1-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
Area served
Key people
Teddy Hoon-tak Jung (Founder, Chairman and Stakeholder)
Jeon Yong-joo (President and CEO)
ServicesTalent agency
OwnerD'Live Co. Ltd. (56.73%)
Kolon Industries Inc. (5.33%)
A&E Television Networks Korea Ltd. (5.00%)[1]
ParentSidus Pictures (2000-2002)
D'Live Co. Ltd. (2015–present)
Wisepeer Inc.
iHQ Production
Cube Entertainment

iHQ Inc., doing business as SidusHQ (Korean싸이더스HQ; RRSsaideoseuHQ) is one of the leading talent management agencies in South Korea. It was founded in January 2001 by Teddy Hoon-tak Jung. The company is involved in talent management (artist content), and TV drama/music production.[2]


iHQ, or SidusHQ, is the successor of EBM, an entertainment company founded by producer Teddy Hoon-tak Jung (ko) in 1997. In 2000 EBM merged with production company Uno Films to become a new entertainment company, Sidus.[3] At this time, Sidus was known as the management company of popular K-pop group g.o.d (as part of a cooperation with music producer and songwriter Park Jin-young of JYP Entertainment) and rising young actors and actresses such as Jang Hyuk, Cha Tae-hyun and Jun Ji-hyun. By 2002 the production and talent management divisions had separated; the production division is now known as Sidus Pictures while the talent management division became iHQ (also known as SidusHQ).[4]

In 2005 iHQ acquired YTN Group's cable TV broadcasting division (YTN Media), and changed its name to present-day CU Media. It expanded into China, opening an office in Beijing in partnership with SK Telecom China in 2007. The branch serves to promote the activities of Korean stars in the Chinese market.[5][6]

In 2013 iHQ acquired 60% of shares in Wisepeer Inc., owner of the music site monkey3.[7] It also became the biggest share holder (50.01%) in Cube Entertainment.[8] At the same time, CU Media was sold to C&M.

In July 2018 it re-acquired New Able Entertainment. It had previously been spun-off as an independent subsidiary company and was home to the likes of Park So-hyun, Lee Yoo-jin and Danny Ahn. All artists on its roster were transferred to SidusHQ.[9][10]

Current artists[edit]






  • g.o.d (1999–2003, 2014–present)[22]
  • Monogram[23]
    • Kevin
    • Lee-won


  • Bigman
  • The Nod

Former artists[edit]

Assets and subsidiaries[edit]

Broadcasting Division[edit]

Wisepeer Inc.[edit]


See also[edit]


  1. ^ A&E, 딜라이브 자회사 IHQ 지분 5% 인수
  2. ^ "Company - Introduction" Archived 2012-03-07 at the Wayback Machine. SidusHQ website. Retrieved 2013-07-11.
  3. ^ "싸이더스 HQ 대표 정훈탁 [2]". Cine 21 (in Korean). July 5, 2002.
  4. ^ "2013 엔터테인먼트 빅 15 ⑧ 싸이더스HQ는?". 10Asia (Korea Economic Daily) (in Korean). December 18, 2013.
  5. ^ Paquet, Darcy (20 August 2007). "Korea's SidusHQ hits Beijing". Variety. Retrieved 2013-07-11.
  6. ^ Russell, Mark (21 August 2007). "Sidus HQ, SK Telecom establish China agency". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2013-07-11.
  7. ^ "IHQ Inc to Acquire Shares of Korea-based Company". Reuters. Thomson Reuters. June 17, 2013. Retrieved February 9, 2014.
  8. ^ "CUBE Entertainment Forms Strategic Partnership with IHQ". 10Asia (Korea Economic Daily). September 17, 2013.
  9. ^ a b c d e "이봉원·박소현·데니안·황제성·이유진·맹승지·홍현희, 싸이더스HQ와 전속 계약". 10Asia (Korea Economic Daily) (in Korean). July 17, 2018.
  10. ^ "박소현, 데니안 등 싸이더스HQ에 재편입" (in Korean). sidushq.com. July 17, 2018.
  11. ^ "박솔로몬-싸이더스 HQ 전속계약" (in Korean). sidushq.com. May 9, 2016.
  12. ^ "로몬, 넷플릭스 '지금 우리 학교는' 캐스팅 확정 [공식]" (in Korean). Sports Dong-A. July 2, 2020.
  13. ^ "류승수, 싸이더스HQ 전속계약 "6년만에 다시 의기투합"[공식]". JoongAng Ilbo (in Korean). May 11, 2018.
  14. ^ "류승수 싸이더스HQ와 재회, "6년여 시간 만에 다시 만나"". Korea Economic Daily (in Korean). March 11, 2018.
  15. ^ "뮤지컬배우 손준호, 싸이더스HQ와 전속계약...장혁-엄기준과 한솥밥". JoongAng Ilbo (in Korean). March 12, 2015.
  16. ^ "[공식입장]엄기준, 싸이더스HQ와 재계약 체결…'12년 인연' 이어간다". The Chosun Ilbo (in Korean). October 8, 2018.
  17. ^ "김하늘, 싸이더스HQ와 전속계약…장혁·조보아와 한솥밥 [공식입장]". Sports Donga (in Korean). 2 May 2018.
  18. ^ "[아듀! 스캐②] 비지상파 역사를 다시 쓰다...'SKY캐슬'이 남긴 것" (in Korean). YTN. February 1, 2019.
  19. ^ "[단독] 김유정, 싸이더스HQ와 의리의 재계약…20대도 함께". naver.com. Archived from the original on 2017-09-15. Retrieved 21 March 2018.
  20. ^ a b "[단독] 데니안, 싸이더스HQ와 결별". JoongAng Ilbo (in Korean). March 19, 2014.
  21. ^ "god 박준형, 싸이더스HQ와 전속계약..13년만에 친정행". The Chosun Ilbo (in Korean). January 23, 2015.
  22. ^ a b "[키워드 K팝] god로 복고열풍 일으킨 종합엔터사 iHQ". mk.com (Maeil Business Newspaper) (in Korean). February 15, 2019.
  23. ^ "[인터뷰] 모노그램 "싸이더스 소속 인디듀오, 어떠신가요?"". The Chosun Ilbo (in Korean). March 14, 2018.
  24. ^ "iHQ-걸그룹 2EYES 출격..음악사업 본격화" (in Korean). SidusHQ. June 21, 2013.[permanent dead link]
  25. ^ "[별들의 세대교체]⑨ 김소현·김유정으로 다시 쓰는 '싸이더스 신화'…IHQ". The Chosun Ilbo (in Korean). May 13, 2015.
  26. ^ "김혜수, 전속계약 만료 싸이더스 HQ와 결별". The Dong-a Ilbo (in Korean). April 1, 2009.
  27. ^ "We are all guilty of falling in love with Park Bo-gum". Chosun Woman. Archived from the original on 2017-01-28.
  28. ^ "솔비 대형 기획사 싸이더스HQ와 계약, "예술 재능 겸비한 아티스트"". Korea Economic Daily (in Korean). December 27, 2018.
  29. ^ "솔비, 싸이더스HQ와 계약.."영역불문 전폭적 지원할 것" [공식입장]". The Chosun Ilbo (in Korean). December 27, 2018.
  30. ^ "윤계상, 싸이더스HQ 탈퇴 새 둥
    (in Korean). Yonhap News Agency. February 2, 2009.
  31. ^ "IHQ 자회사 아피아스튜디오, 73억 中영화 제작 수주". Korea Economic Daily (in Korean). April 10, 2014.

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