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KBS1 logo (1984–present)
|Launched||December 31, 1961|
|Owned by||Korean Broadcasting System|
|Picture format||480i (SDTV);
|Formerly called||KBS-TV ;
KBS Channel 9 (1961 - 1980)
|Replaced||HLKZ-TV (Daehan Bangsong) (1956 - 1961)|
|Sister channel(s)||KBS 2TV
|Analogue||Channel 9 (Seoul)
Until December 31, 2012
|Analogue||Channel 29 (DMZ)|
|Digital||Channel 15 (UHF : 477.31MHz LCN 9-1) (Seoul)|
|SkyLife||Channel 209 (SD)
Channel 9 (HD)
|Available on most South Korean cable systems||Check local listings for details|
|B TV||Channel 9 (HD)|
|U+ TV||Channel 9 (HD)|
|Olleh TV||Channel 9 (HD)|
|KOREALIVE||Click on KBS1 채널9|
|KBS Onair||Watch Live|
|K Live Stream||KBS1|
KBS1 is the premier channel of the Korean Broadcasting System, previously known as KBS Television/KBS Channel 9 until the launch of KBS2 in 1980, is the oldest TV channel in South Korea and was the successor to HLKZ-TV (or Daehan Bangsong), Korea's first TV channel. It is also the only commercial-free free-to-air television channel in the country.
KBS TV began broadcasting on December 31, 1961 as South Korea's first full-scale television station. Regular broadcasts commenced on January 15 the following year.
KBS1 was once known for being one of the first commercial TV stations in South Korea. But in 1963, the South Korean government through its parliament, introduced the Television License Fee system. Advertisements on KBS1 were abolished in 1994.
The monopoly was broken in 1965 when TBC began broadcasting. In 1980, following KBS's acquisition of various private broadcasters, it became known as KBS1.
KBS 1TV began 24-hour broadcasting on October 8, 2012, the first channel in South Korea to do so, in line with the digital switchover and following the lifting the ban of broadcasting into the early hours of the morning on terrestrial television. Even though KBS1 is 24 hours, they continue closing down on the early hours of the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month, due to technical maintenance.
KBS 1TV is the home of predominantly the news, current affairs, talkshow and documentary programmes being produced by KBS, as well as primetime daily dramas and weekend historical and literature series. It also airs musical shows. All KBS 2TV dramas are also shown on this channel as reruns, notably the Monday/Tuesday dramas & Wednesday/Thursday dramas.
KBS 1TV has musical variety shows, but unlike its sister channel, KBS 2TV and most commercial stations which air it on a live basis, most KBS 1TV musical shows are either recorded or broadcast live on special occasions as specials. The only live music program shown on this channel is Korea Sings, a talent contest currently shown since 1980.
Since 1994, KBS1 is solely funded by license fees.
Although commercial advertisements are not allowed on the channel, KBS1 accepts spot advertisements similar to the ones being used by PBS to generate private funding. This is usually implemented for programs such as public affairs and musical variety shows wherein, the show's host/s will only thank the sponsor's brand name but will not promote it directly.
Spot advertisements for KBS1 shows appear before the show's end credits.
KBS1 had stopped accepting ads since 1994, and is prohibited to air commercial advertisements due to the revised Broadcasting Act, but is allowed to show public service ads of government agencies, most of which are from KOBACO, which lost its monopoly on TV advertising in May 2012. Besides showing public ads, they also show program previews for this channel and/or from their sister channels, public messages from the Government and the safety messages produced either by KBS or the Government agencies.
These ads or messages are often shown before the station ident is shown, or if the ident isn't shown, before the program starts or the national anthem is played when they restart their transmission at 4:50am (KST).
Programmes on KBS 1TV
This is an excerpt from Korean Broadcasting System:
Saturday-Sunday dramas (21:45)
- Emperor Wang Gun (태조 왕건; 2000)
- Immortal Admiral Yi Sun-sin (불멸의 이순신; 2004–2005)
- Seoul 1945 (서울1945; 2006)
- Dae Jo-yeong (대조영; 2006–2007)
- King Sejong the Great (대왕세종; 2008) (ep 1-26 of 86)
- The Reputable Family (명가; 2010)
- The Great Merchant (거상 김만덕; 2010)
- Legend of the Patriots (전우; 2010)
- Freedom Fighter, Lee Hoe-young (자유인 이회영; 2010)
- The King of Legend (근초고왕; 2010–2011)
- Gwanggaeto, The Great Conqueror (광개토대왕; 2011)
- The King's Dream (대왕의 꿈; 2012)
- Jeong Do-jeon (정도전; 2014)
- The Jingbirok: A Memoir of Imjin War (징비록; 2015)
Monday to Friday dramas (20:25)
- Bizarre Bunch (별난여자 별난남자; 2005–2006)
- Pure in Heart (열아홉 순정; 2006–2007)
- Like Land and Sky (하늘만큼 땅만큼; 2007)
- Likeable or Not (미우나고우나; 2007–2008)
- You Are My Destiny (너는 내 운명; 2008–2009)
- The Road Home (집으로 가는 길; 2009)
- Everybody Cha-cha-cha (다함께 차차차; 2009–2010)
- A Good Day for the Wind to Blow (바람 불어 좋은날; 2010)
- Smile Again (웃어라 동해야; 2010–2011)
- The Women of Our Home (우리집 여자들; 2011)
- Sincerity Moves Heaven (지성이면 감천; 2013)
- Melody of Love (사랑은 노래를 타고; 2013–2014)
- My Dear Cat (고양이는 있다! 야옹; 2014)
- You Are the Only One (당신만 내 사 랑; 2014–2015)
News and Current Affairs
- KBS News at 5am (KBS 오전 5시 뉴스, Early morning news)
- KBS News Plaza (KBS 뉴스광장, Breakfast News)
- KBS News 930 (KBS 뉴스 930, Mid-morning news)
- KBS News 12 (KBS 뉴스12, Midday news)
- KBS News 4 (KBS 뉴스 4, Afternoon news brief)
- KBS News 5 (KBS 뉴스5, Early Evening News)
- KBS News 7 (KBS 뉴스7, Evening News with some local segments)
- KBS News 9 (KBS 뉴스9, Main news (formerly KBS 9 o'clock News))
- KBS Newsline (KBS 뉴스라인, Weekday late night news, airing from Monday to Friday from 11:00pm - 11:40pm.)
- KBS Deadline News, (KBS 마감뉴스, Weekend late night news, now airing for 5 minutes on Saturday at 12:10am & Sunday at 12:55am)
- Midnight Debate-Live (생방송 심야토론, Saturday-night debate programme)
- Media Focus (미디어 포커스, Mediawatch programme)
- Coverage-File K (취재파일 K, Friday In-depth news coverage programme)
- KBS Special (KBS 스페셜)
- The Story of Korean History (한국사'전')
- Science Cafe (과학카페)
- Backpack Travels
- Age of Global Success
- World Heritage Expeditions
- Rediscovery of Korea
- Mysteries of Human Body
- Love in Asia
- Korean Dining and Cuisine
- Kingdom of Animals (동물의왕국)
- KBS-NBN Documentaries A Joint Project Together with People's Television Network, Inc. of the Philippines.
- Insight on Asia (인사이트 아시아)
- Documentary 3 Days
- Conversations with the Past (역사스페셜)
- Music Triangle
- National Singing Contest
- Open Concert
- Golden Oldies
- Concert 7080
- Funny Funny (파니파니)
- Goosebumps (Former) (명소름닭살 )
- http://www.hancinema.net/kobaco-preparing-for-end-of-its-tv-monopoly-27364.html. HanCinema. Retrieved 2013-02-20.
- Korean Broadcasting System official website