KBS World (TV channel)
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|Launched||July 1, 2003|
|Owned by||Korean Broadcasting System|
|Slogan||More Than You Imagine|
English (for subtitling, channel branding and the KBS World News Today programme)
|Sister channel(s)||KBS 1TV
|Astro (Malaysia)||Channel 391(SD)
|StarHub TV (Singapore)||Channel 115|
|SkyCable (Philippines)||Channel 75 (Digital)|
|Cablelink (Philippines)||Channel 71|
|Cable TV Hong Kong (Hong Kong)||Channel 36|
|Mio TV (Singapore)||Channel 523 (HD)(previously ch 38)(Chinese)
Channel 606 (HD) (Malay)
KBS World is a South Korean television channel operated by Korean Broadcasting System aimed at international audiences outside South Korea. It was launched on July 1, 2003. It mainly broadcast in Korean, but subtitles in English, Chinese and Malay are also provided. The HD version of the channel will start broadcasting on September 3, 2012 for the regions of Asia,Western Europe, Africa and Oceania. The SD version will still be available for the regions that are not affected by the change.
Apart from the signals from Seoul, there are two separate services operated by KBS's subsidiaries for specific market: the Japanese version of KBS World, operated by KBS Japan, targets Japanese audiences, while the American version of KBS World, operated by KBS America, targets Koreans in North America.
Programs on KBS World are sourced from KBS's two domestic television services; KBS1 and KBS2. Just about all genres of programming can be seen in KBS World television service including news, dramas, documentaries, sports and children's programming. Broadcasts mostly in Korean, it also shows English language news bulletin.