Educational Broadcasting System

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Korea Educational Broadcasting System (EBS)
TypeTerrestrial radio and
television
Country
AvailabilitySouth Korea
North America
South America (Except Chile)
OwnerGovernment of South Korea
Key people
Myung-joong Kim, President
Launch date
1980
CallsignsHLQL
Official website
www.ebs.co.kr

Korea Educational Broadcasting System (한국교육방송공사) or EBS is a South Korean educational public broadcaster and radio network covering South Korean territory, and the only major South Korean radio and television network without a separate regional service. Established as KBS 3, Seoul Animation Center and KBS Educational Radio in the 1980s, and became an independent corporation in 1990. EBS strives to supplement school education and promote lifelong education for everyone in Korea.

The main counterparts of this network are PBS in the United States, as well as BBC Two, BBC Four and CBBC in the United Kingdom, CCTV in the China, ABC in the Australia, PTV in the Philippines, & Ecuador TV, and Gamavisión (Ecuador) in Ecuador.

Funding[edit]

Though nominally a public broadcasting entity, EBS gets most of its yearly budget from advertisements and sales revenue. In 2012, 72.1% of its revenue came from textbook sales, publications and ad revenues on its TV Radio and internet platforms, while the rest came from TV license fees (EBS gets 3% of the total License Fee being collected by the Korean Broadcasting System) and government grants.[1]

Channels[edit]

  • EBS 1TV — EBS' main terrestrial channel for premium documentaries, preschool and youth program. (Channel 10.1)
  • EBS 2TV — EBS' second terrestrial channel. (Channel 10.2)
  • EBS FM — A EBS' radio channel, the station focuses mainly on language learning. The actual CSAT listening comprehension examinations are broadcast on this station annually at 8:40 AM and 1:10 PM on the day of the CSAT.
  • EBS Plus 1 (subscription television) — The channel focuses greatly around the high school test curriculum and offers programming to complement and amplify the student's in-school education.
  • EBS Plus 2 (subscription television) — The main focus of this channel is "lifelong" learning, with various programs for younger and older viewers.
  • EBS English (subscription television) — This is the network's English education channel, covering kids from kindergarten to grade 12.
  • EBS Kids (subscription television) — EBS' children's channel; formerly a simulcast of EBS Plus 1.

Also EBS offers one pay-television channel, EBS America, in the United States. Its programming centres around Korean culture, language education, and children's shows.


Logos[edit]

Programming[edit]

Originally-produced[edit]

  • Teletoon Advance
  • Bboongbboong-E (붕붕이)
  • Piwi-chan! 3D Anime Series (피위짱! 3D 애니메이션 시리즈)
  • Chiro (치로와 친구들)
  • EBS News (EBS 뉴스)
  • Jisik Channel e (Knowledge Channel e; 지식채널 e)
  • Tayo the Little Bus (꼬마버스 타요)
  • Titipo Titipo (띠띠뽀 띠띠뽀)
  • Janghak Quiz (장학퀴즈)
  • Ding-Dong-Dang kindergarten (딩동댕유치원)
  • Miniforce (최강전사 미니특공대)
  • GO! GO! Giggles (가다! 가다! 킥킥)
  • English Café (영어 카페)
  • Vroomiz (부릉! 부릉! 브루미즈)
  • Boni and Hani (생방송 톡!톡! 보니 하니)
  • Brian's English Adventure (브라이언의 영어 모험)
  • Cocomong (냉장고 나라 코코몽)
  • Pororo the Little Penguin (뽀롱뽀롱 뽀로로)
  • Robocar Poli (로보카폴리)
  • Super Wings (출동! 슈퍼윙스)
  • Tickety Toc (시계마을 티키톡!)
  • Road Diary (로드 다이어리)
  • Flowering Heart (플라워링 하트)
  • Larva in New York (라바 인 뉴욕)
  • Giant Peng TV (자이언트 펭TV)

Imported series[edit]

All foreign shows are dubbed in Korean.

EBS Radio[edit]

  • Morning Special (8:00~9:00, Mondays through Saturday) and Saturday Morning Special (same time, Saturday)
  • CSAT Listening Comprehension (8:40 & 13:10, day of CSAT)

EBS Plus[edit]

  • Survival English

References[edit]

External links[edit]