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For the radio station that is also called as KBS2, see KBS Cool FM.
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KBS2 logo (2015–present)
Launched December 7, 1965 (as TBC)
December 1, 1980 (as KBS 2TV)
Closed November 30, 1980 (as TBC)
Owned by Korean Broadcasting System
Picture format 480i (SDTV);
1080i (HDTV)
Country South Korea
Language Korean language
Broadcast area Digital TV : South Korea
DMB and Analog TV : South Korea, North Korea, Jilin and Liaoning, China
Replaced TBC-TV/HLCD-TV (Tongyang Broadcasting Corporation) (1965 until 1980)
Sister channel(s) KBS 1TV
KBS World
Analogue Channel 7 (50kW/Seoul)
Until December 31, 2012
Analogue Channel 28 (100kW/DMZ)
Digital Channel 17 (UHF 489.31MHz-LCN 7-1/2.5kW) (Seoul)
SkyLife Channel 7 (HD)
Available on most South Korean cable systems With Channel Numbers 7, 8, 10 and 12 in common.
Check local listings for details
B TV Channel 7 (HD)
U+ TV Channel 7 (HD)
Olleh TV Channel 7 (HD)
Streaming media
Kplayer Watch Live
KONG Radio Click on 2TV 생방송
KOREALIVE Click on KBS2 채널7
wubisheng Watch Live
KBS Onair HD Stream
SD Stream
Mobile Stream (Click on KBS2)
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K Live Stream KBS2

KBS2 is a news, entertainment and drama channel of the Korean Broadcasting System (KBS). It is famous for its drama and entertainment programs. The television station is a result of the forced merger of the Tongyang Broadcasting Corporation (Former body of JTBC.) to KBS in 1980.


  • 1980-12-01 - TBC-TV was forced to merge with KBS TV by the special law of Chun Doo-hwan, the president of the military authorities.
  • 1980-12-03 - The evening period ends an hour later (23:00 → midnight).
  • 1980-12-22 - Color broadcasts commence.
  • 1981-03-07 - Advertisements return to the channel, in the following structure: four blocks on weekdays (comprising a total of 20 minutes) and five blocks on weekends (comprising a total of 25 minutes).
  • 1982-02-16 - Relaunch as KBS 2 Television (KBS 2TV), whose broadcasts were Limited to Seoul, Jeju and Busan. The callsign changed to HLKC-TV.
  • 1982-02-17 - 2TV's broadcasting time was limited to 17:30~00:00 KST. Other stations 06:00~10:00 and 17:30~01:00 KST no broadcasting between 10:00~16:55 and 00:00~06:00 KST.
  • 1982-09-20 - TV Kindergarten's first episode airs.
  • 1986-01-01 - Start of both stereo and nationwide broadcasts.
  • 1991-10-07 - The evening period starts half an hour earlier (18:00 → 17:30).
  • 1997-04-20 - KBS 2TV's Daily Drama First Love Recorded 65.8% of the nationwide TV ratings bashing out its sister channel KBS1's KBS News 9 and their rival MBC's MBC Newsdesk.
  • 1998-01-05 - Owing to IMF cost-cutting measures, broadcasts were now between 06:00 and 11:00 for the first period and the second period now ran from 17:00 to 01:00.
  • 2001-12-31 - Digital terrestrial broadcasts commence.
  • 2005 - KBS 2DMB Launched. Broadcasting extended to 19 hours (06:00~01:00 KST) and daytime closedowns were abolished.
  • 2012-12-31 - Analog terrestrial broadcasts concluded.
  • 2014 - Temporary 24-hour broadcasts are made for the Sochi Winter Olympics and the World Cup.
  • 2015-01-01 - KBS 2 introduces a new look featuring flat, 2D animations, abandoning the channel's yellow ball mascot. As of January 2015, KBS 2 is one of the two Korean terrestrial channels that still sign off every night, EBS being the other one.


KBS2 is the home of predominantly entertainment and drama programs produced by KBS as well as airing KBS 2 NewsTime, the station's only main newscast, Music Bank and You Hee-Yeol's Sketchbook, the network's main musical programs, Happy Together, Let's Go Dream Team! Season 2, 1 Night 2 Days, Invincible Youth and Immortal Songs, the network's well known variety shows.


KBS2 accepts commercial advertisements unlike KBS1 which is due to the fact that KBS1 is prohibited to air commercial advertisements upon the enactment of the revised Broadcasting Act in 1994.



Excerpted from Korean Broadcasting System: As part of the Korean Wave, KBS2 dramas, along with its sister channel, KBS1, have been exported to Southeast Asia, Middle East, North America, South America, Europe, Africa, China and Japan via KBS World, KBS World (Japan), KBS World (United States) and their TV broadcasters from their respective countries.

Monday-Tuesday dramas (21:55)[edit]

Wednesday-Thursday dramas (21:55)[edit]

Saturday-Sunday dramas (19:55)[edit]

Saturday-Sunday dramas (21:30)[edit]

Monday to Friday dramas (09:00)[edit]

Monday to Friday dramas (18:50)[edit]

Monday to Friday dramas (19:45)[edit]

Friday dramas (20:55)[edit]

Sunday dramas (08:55)[edit]

  • Sharp 2 (반올림2; 2005–2006)

Saturday anthology (23:15)[edit]

Sunday anthology (23:15)[edit]

  • Drama Special (드라마 스페셜; 2011–present)




  • Good Morning Republic Of Korea (굿모닝 대한민국, Breakfast programme)
  • KBS Morning General News (KBS 아침 종합뉴스, KBS's second breakfast news programme)
  • KBS 2TV Newstime (KBS 2TV 뉴스타임, KBS2's Afternoon and main newscast, the newscast runs for 12 minutes and airs at 2:00pm)
  • KBS Global 24 (KBS 글로벌 24, world news programme with more in-depth reports, now broadcasting at 6:00pm)
  • KBS Sunday Morning NewsTime 7 (KBS 일요 아침 뉴스타임 7, Sunday News & Talkshow)

Current affairs[edit]

  • In-Depth 60 Minutes
  • Field Correspondent Reports
  • Love of Family
  • All of the World
  • Hope Enterprises
  • Veteran Unbeaten
  • Screen Album - The Mountain
  • Documentary 3 Days

KBS2 Slogans[edit]

  • The Youth Channel (1990–present)

See also[edit]


External links[edit]