iHQ (company)

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iHQ, Inc. (DBA SidusHQ)
Native name
주식회사 아이에이치큐
Traded as KRX: 003560
Industry Entertainment & Management
Founded February 1999 (as EMB Production Co., Ltd.)
Founder Teddy Hoon-tak Jung
Headquarters 4F, Sambo Building 88, Samseong 1-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Area served
Key people
Teddy Hoon-tak Jung (Founder, Chairman and Stakeholder)
Jeon Yong-joo (President and CEO)
Services Talent agency
Owner D'Live Co. Ltd. (56.73%)
Kolon Industries Inc. (5.33%)
Parent Sidus Pictures (2000-2002)
D'Live Co. Ltd. (2015-present)
Subsidiaries iFilm
Wisepeer Inc.
iHQ Production
Cube Entertainment
Website sidusHQ.com

iHQ Inc., doing business as SidusHQ (Hangul싸이더스HQ; RRSsaideoseuHQ) is one of the leading talent management agencies in South Korea. It was founded in January 2001 by Teddy Hoon-tak Jung.

Known as the Asian Entertainment Industry Powerhouse, the company is involved in talent management (artist content), and TV drama/music production.[1]


1999 - The company was founded under the name "EMB Production Co., Ltd." (주식회사 EMB프로덕션). After a year, it was acquired by Sidus FNH (싸이더스FNH), a Korean film company ( a subsidiary of KT Corporation until 2014).

2002 - It was spun off by Sidus FNH and became an independent company as a result. Changed name to iHQ, Inc.

2005 - iHQ acquired YTN Group's cable TV broadcasting division (YTN Media), and changed its name to present-day CU Media.

2007 - It expanded into China, opening an office in Beijing in partnership with SK Telecom China. The branch serves to promote the activities of Korean stars in the Chinese market.[2][3]

2013 - iHQ gets 60% of shares in Wisepeer Inc., owner of the music site monkey3.[4] It also became the biggest share holder (50.01%) in Cube Entertainment. At the same time, CU Media was sold to C&M.

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Wisepeer Inc.[edit]


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  1. ^ "Company - Introduction". SidusHQ website. Retrieved 2013-07-11.
  2. ^ Paquet, Darcy (20 August 2007). "Korea's SidusHQ hits Beijing". Variety. Retrieved 2013-07-11. 
  3. ^ Russell, Mark (21 August 2007). "Sidus HQ, SK Telecom establish China agency". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2013-07-11. 
  4. ^ "IHQ Inc to Acquire Shares of Korea-based Company". Reuters. Thomson Reuters. June 17, 2013. Retrieved February 9, 2014. 
  5. ^ "We are all guilty of falling in love with Park Bo-gum". Chosun Woman. 
  6. ^ IHQ 자회사 아피아스튜디오, 73억 中영화 제작 수주

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