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Broadcasting

KBS, the reputable source
of trust and creative media

KBS CHANNEL

Through various media, KBS strives to become a window through which international audiences experience joy and emotion

  • KBS
  • Terrestrial TV
    Channel
  • International
    Channel
  • Radio
    Channel
  • Cable
    Channel
  • DMB
    Channel
Terrestrial TV Channel
  • KBS 1TVNational channel focused on News·Education·Documentary
  • KBS 2TVCulture · Entertainment channel enjoyed by the entire family
International Channel
  • KBS WORLD TVInternational satellite channel that targets a worldwide audience
  • KBS WORLD RadioKorea’s only multi-language international channel
Radio Channel
  • 1RadioNews and current affairs channel
  • 해피FMPopular music channel for people in their 40s to 60s
  • 3RadioChannel specializing in welfare for the disabled and those in need
  • 클래식FMKorea’s only classic al music channel
  • 쿨FMRepresentative music entertainment channel
  • 한민족방송Hanminjok network channel specializing in North Korea
Cable Channel
  • KBS 드라마Drama specialty channel
  • KBS JOYEntertainment channel
  • KBS N SPORTSKorea’s representative sports channel
  • KBS WChannel for empowered women
  • KBS KIDSChildren’s edutainment channel
  • KBS N LIFEBiography·History·Documentaries·Culture
DMB Channel
  • KBS ★Biography·History·Documentaries·Culture
  • KBS ♥Family culture DMB channel based on KBS2TV
  • KBS ♬The only terrestrial network DMB audio channel specializing in music
  • KBS ♣Two-way data channel
News

Focal news for Koreans

Terrestrial and national network KBS has the duty to report reliable information to the people.
Especially in this multi-media, multi-channel era and its vastness of information, KBS will only provide unbiased, objective truth and produce accurate, impartial news programs.

01 Accurate and
impartial news

Accurate and impartial news promoting healthy public opinion

KBS News provides accurate, impartial reports and in-depth, long-term analyses on current issues, thus respecting the viewers’ right to know and promoting healthy public opinion.
At KBS News, the investigative department has a multiple news desk structure, and the separation between the investigative department and news production department allows for mutual fact checking, increased accuracy, and impartial reporting. KBS maintains a legal team comprised of experienced lawyers and expert commentators from various fields to raise the level of professionalism for KBS News.

02 Digital news

Digital news for the viewers

KBS provides mobile content and digital services so that viewers can
tune in to the news conveniently from anywhere and at any time.
With the KBS news app, various internet and mobile platforms supply
speedy and accurate news to the nation.

03 Main broadcaster
for crisis reports

The frontline of national safety, broadcaster of
disasters and crises

As a dedicated disaster and crisis broadcaster by the Basic Act for the Development of Broadcasting and Communications, KBS does its utmost to provide safety for the people of Korea in the midst of disasters or crises

  • KBS Disaster Broadcasting Regulations announced in 2015
  • KBS Disaster Broadcasting Manual revised, produced, distributed
  • KBS Disaster Broadcasting Center installed
  • Construction of automatic breaking news ticker system connected to the Korea Meteorological Administration earthquake early warnings
  • Disaster broadcasting simulation training and education
Drama

Raising the bar of Korean dramas through content with depth

KBS drama comprises a line up that is only possible through public broadcasting.
We are building on this foundation by making bold investments and attempting challenging productions suitable for public audiences and worthy of public appeal.

  • The power of killer content
    KBS mini-series

    KBS mini-series boast a wide-range of topics and high production value, providing bountiful entertainment for viewers

  • A living history textbook
    Epic historical drama

    KBS epic dramas cover periods from ancient Korean history to modern and contemporary history, shedding new light on historical events and also suggesting new visions for the future

  • The powerhouse of the traditional weekend evenings
    Weekend primetime dramas

    Amid a sea of controversial dramas, KBS weekend primetime dramas provide a breath of calm with family-oriented subject matter that the entire family can watch and enjoy together.

  • A medium of communication for the
    generation gap

    Daily soap opera

    Thinking about the meaning of family and closing the generation gap is the KBS daily soap opera, the home drama that brings out the full array of emotions in viewers.

  • A sphere of variety and experimentation
    One-act plays and series dramas

    One– act plays and series dramas have been like an incubator for competent rookie directors, writers, and actors. They receive praise from viewers for being original and making new attempts.

Entertainment

Funny and moving entertainment shows with competitive edge

KBS entertainment and variety show programs have been loved by viewers for decades.
We are always trying new things to provide laughs and satisfy the ever-changing demands of viewers.

01 HOT variety

From real variety to colorful talk shows!
HOT variety shows look after the viewers on HOT
weekends

02 National
entertainment

Entertainment shows that have been loved by viewers for

03 Global
entertainment

KBS entertainment, leader of global Korean Wave
entertainment

Music Bank has been a leading promoter of K-POP. In 2014, it produced
the Music Bank Brazil Concert and LA Korea Festival among other shows,
providing live K-POP performances for people from all over the world.
Such activities continue to vitalize the Korean Wave craze.

Sports

National sporting events with KBS

KBS has used stand-out planning to provide the Olympics, World Cup, historic sporting events, and other high-quality sporting broadcasts for viewers.

  • Broadcaster of grand sporting events including Olympics, World Cup, Asian Games, etc.
  • Broadcaster of the Korean National Sports Festival
  • Broadcaster of professional sports leagues (baseball, soccer, basketball, volleyball)
  • Broadcaster of various lesser-known sporting events promoting balanced growth
Current affairs
and culture

Current affairs and education programs that reflect continuous curiosity about humans, environment, and culture

KBS upholds a scheduling philosophy grounded in universality for all viewers, providing current affairs and cultural programs that make KBS standout as a station worthy of its status as a public network.

KBS Current affairs/culture six subcomponents Health/Lifestyle information, Travel culture, Kids, Current affairs, Knowledge/Documentary, Humanity

KBS Main current affairs and culture programs

Radio

Radio programs with class

KBS radio consists of educational programs with class and entertaining popular programs that promote social integration and make people happy. KBS radio also provides programming and services for socially marginalized populations, North Koreans, and overseas Koreans.

KBS major radio programs by channel

  • Focal channel for Koreans 1Radio
    The main channel for trustworthy educational programs with public appeal and reports on natural disasters and crises that faithfully carries out its duty as a public radio network.
  • Popular music for ages betwee... 2Radio
    Radio 2 is the combined channel of popular music for listeners in their 40s to 60s. Programs are entertaining and have high-quality educational value.
  • The only classic music specialty ... 1FM
    1FM (Classic FM) is the leading channel for classical and traditional music.
     
  • Popular music specialty channel 2FM
    The main music and entertainment channel. 2FM (Cool FM) is dedicated to listeners in their 20s and 30s and young female listeners.
  • Korea’s only welfare radio ... 3Radio
    A channel for the 4.5 million disabled persons and socially marginalized of Korea, providing various information and services. Korea’s only radio channel dedicated to social welfare.
  • Specializing in North ... Hanminjok Radio
    A channel with increasing influence specializing in North Korea, unification, and the Hanminjok network. Accessible from anywhere in the world.