Arirang TV

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Arirang TV
Large, gray, glass-fronted building
Arirang Tower, Arirang TV headquarters in Seocho-gu, Seoul, South Korea
CountrySouth Korea
Broadcast area
  • North America
  • Europe
  • Africa
  • Middle East
  • Asia Pacific
HeadquartersSeoul, South Korea
OwnerKorea International Broadcasting Foundation
Key peopleJU Dong-won (CEO)
Launched3 February 1997; 25 years ago (1997-02-03)

Arirang International Broadcasting is a South Korean-based broadcasting company operated by the International Broadcasting Exchange Foundation.

It began as a cable TV service in South Korea on February 3, 1997, and opened Korea's first overseas satellite broadcasting in 1999. It became an international broadcaster on August 1, 2004.

Three channels are broadcast 24 hours a day with the main language English. In addition, they provide subtitles for Chinese, Spanish, Korean, Arabic, Russian, Vietnamese and Inner (multilingual subtitle services). In May 2022, Arirang Espanol, a Spanish-language YouTube channel, was launched.

Arirang International Broadcasting operates on three channels (World, UN, and South Korea), and uses a total of nine major broadcasting satellite relays. It has 36 programs covering the international economy, current situation, culture, and entertainment, and it consists of programs for domestic and foreign opinion leaders as well as programs for viewers of various ages.

Arirang Radio is the first English radio broadcast in Korea.

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