Mnet’s YouTube channel surpassed 10 million subscribers, a first for a Korean broadcasting network. YouTube sent the company a diamond button as a congratulatory gift.
Mnet K-POP, the K-pop channel that broadcast network Mnet established in 2006, has finally amassed over 10 million subscribers on YouTube. In response to the milestone, YouTube sent the company a commemorative and congratulatory diamond button.
The online streaming giant gives this button to every channel that gets more than 10 million subscribers. Mnet’s has been operating its channel for over a decade but has reliably uploaded content in a time when people were just beginning to understand digital content.
For context, the very first iPhone was introduced in 2008. Likewise, Facebook’s prototype created by Mark Zuckerberg and his roommate at Harvard University was established in 2004.
Since its inception, Mnet K-POP has provided content that includes live-stage videos from its music show “M Countdown!” and award show “MAMA” (Mnet Asian Music Awards). If you were interested in K-pop at any level, the network’s channel was a necessity.
Moreover, with steady support form global fan, the number of subscribers had made the channel the largest out of Korean broadcasting companies in digital history. Incredibly, the total number of views it has exceeds 5.3 billion views, with the most, unsurprisingly, belonging to footage of group BTS.