Channel A (TV channel)

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This article is about the South Korean general service cable channel. For the Japanese TV series, see Channel A (TV series).
Channel A
Channel A logo (Black Type).svg
Launched December 1, 2011
Owned by Dong-a Media Group
Picture format 1080i (HDTV)
Slogan Holding dreams like a canvas, Channel A. (Hangul: 꿈을 담는 캔버스, 채널A)
Country South Korea
Broadcast area South Korea
Headquarters Dong-a Media Center, Gwanghwamun Plaza, Sejong-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul
Website iChannelA.com/
Availability
Satellite
SkyLife channel 13 (HDTV)
channel 260 (SDTV)
Cable
Available on most cable providers Check local listings for channels
IPTV
B TV channel 18 (HDTV)
U+ TV channel 18 (HDTV)
Olleh TV channel 18 (HDTV)
Streaming media
KOREALIVE Click on 채널A

Channel A Corporation (Hangul: 주식회사 채널에이; hanja: 株式會社 채널에이), known as Channel A (Hangul: 채널A, typeset CHANNEL A), is a nationwide general cable TV network and broadcasting company in South Korea, owned by The Dong-a Ilbo/DongA Media Group (DAMG). It was launched on 1 December 2011.[1]

History[edit]

  • 1963 - The Dong-a Ilbo Established Dong-A Broadcasting Station (Frequency:AM 792 kHz Callsign: HLKJ)
  • 1976 - DBS Monday~Tuesday Radio Drama Pretty Boy Got the No.1 spot with 97.3% achieving an all-kill against MBC's Nationwide News 8, KBS's Volume Up and TBC's FM Latest Inkigayo on its timeslot. No other Radio Program has break this record until now.
  • 25 December 1980 - Dong-A Broadcasting Station closed due to the mandatory merger to the Korean Broadcasting System by the military government forces resulting the launching of KBS Radio 5.
  • 1989 - KBS Radio 5 closed.
  • 1991 - Dong-A Broadcasting Station's Frequency of 792 kHz now owned by the Seoul Broadcasting System.
  • 22 July 2009 - Amendment of Media law passed the national assembly to deregulate the media market of South Korea.
  • 31 December 2010 - JTBC, TV Chosun, MBN, and Channel A were selected as a General Cable Television Channel Broadcasters.
  • 1 December 2011 - Channel A starting broadcasting.

Programmes[edit]

Channel A (TV 2011~present)[edit]

News[edit]

  • Channel A Newsfire 940

Drama[edit]

  • Heaven's Garden (December 3, 2011 - March 11, 2012)
  • Color of Woman (December 5, 2011 - February 7, 2012)
  • Happy and (December 5, 2011 - March 31, 2012)
  • Bachelor's Vegetable Store (December 21, 2011 - March 8, 2012)
  • Immortal Classic (March 17 - May 20, 2012)
  • K-POP - The Ultimate Audition (March 19 - May 1, 2012)
  • Goodbye Dear Wife (May 7 - July 10, 2012)[2]
  • Ms Panda and Mr Hedgehog (August 18 - October 7, 2012)[3]

Dong-a Broadcasting Station (Radio 1963~1980)[edit]

News[edit]

  • DBS Headlines 7
  • DBS News Morning 8
  • News 1410

Sports[edit]

  • DBS Sports News

Current affairs[edit]

  • DBS Report

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Shin, Hae-in (30 November 2011). "New cable channels go on air". Korea Herald. Retrieved 16 April 2013. 
  2. ^ "Goodbye Dear Wife releases a teaser video starring Ryu Shi-won". Asia Today. 19 April 2012. Retrieved 4 December 2012. 
  3. ^ Suk, Monica (22 June 2012). "Super Junior Donghae, Yoon Seung-a's "Miss Panda, Mr. Hedgehog" to lift lid in August". 10Asia. Retrieved 2 August 2012. 

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