|Type||Cable television network|
|Owner||Joongang Media Network (25%)
DY Asset (5.92%)
JoongAng Ilbo (5%)
TV Asahi 3.08%
Turner Asia Pacific Venture 2.64%
|Kim Su-gil (President) Hong Jeong-do (CEO)|
|1 December 2011 (cable)|
|Revised Romanization||Jusikhoesa Jeitibissi|
|SkyLife||Channel 15 (HD)|
|Available on most South Korean cable systems||Check local listings for details|
|B TV||Channel 15 (HD)|
|U+ TV||Channel 15 (HD)|
|Olleh TV||Channel 15 (HD)|
|KOREALIVE||Click on JTBC 채널15|
|K Live Stream||JTBC|
JTBC (Hangul: 제이티비씨) is a South Korean nationwide general cable TV network and broadcasting company, in which the largest shareholder is JoongAng Ilbo/JoongAng Media Network with 25% of shares. It was launched on December 1, 2011.
JTBC is one of four new South Korean nationwide general cable TV networks alongside Dong-A Ilbo's Channel A, Chosun Ilbo's TV Chosun and Maeil Kyungje's MBN in 2011. The four new networks supplement existing conventional free-to-air TV networks like KBS, MBC, SBS and other smaller channels launched following deregulation in 1990.
The JoongAng Ilbo, which used to be a part of the Samsung Group, had owned a TV station before. In 1964 it founded the Tongyang Broadcasting Corporation (TBC) and ran the network for 16 years. In 1980 however TBC was forcibly merged with the state-run KBS by the military regime of Chun Doo-hwan. Market watchers see the return of JoongAng Ilbo to television in JTBC as the reincarnation of TBC.
- 26 June 1965 : Tongyang Broadcasting Corporation was launched.
- 7 December 1965 : TBC-TV Started broadcasting on channel number 7.
- 30 November 1980 : TBC-TV merged into KBS Television by the special law of Chun Doo-hwan, president of military authorities, resulting in the launching of KBS 2TV.
- 22 October 1987 : JoongAng Ilbo established JTBC corporation.
- 22 July 2009 : Amendment of the Media law passed the national assembly to deregulate the media market of South Korea.
- 31 December 2010 : JTBC, TV Chosun, MBN, Channel A selected as General Cable Television Channel Broadcasters.
- 1 December 2011 : JTBC (Channel number 15) started broadcasting.
- 2013 : JTBC constructs a new building in Digital Media City in Sangam-dong, Seoul.
- May 2013 : Former MBC news anchor Sohn Suk-hee was designated as JTBC's new president for its news division.
- 종편-제이티비씨 "중앙미디어네트워크가 최대 주주인 제이티비씨"
- 종편 주주 현황 어떻게 - 경향신문 "이에 따르면 중앙일보가 참여하는 '제이티비씨'는 납입자본금이 4220억원으로 가장 많고 중앙미디어네트워크가 최대 주주로 지분 25%를 보유하고 있다."
- Shin Hae-in (30 November 2011). "New cable channels go on air". The Korea Herald. Retrieved 2013-06-02.
- Kim Tong-hyung (12 December 2011). "What else can new channels do to boost ratings?". The Korea Times. Retrieved 2013-06-02.
- Noh Hyun-gi (4 January 2012). "Four new TV channels face uncertain futures". The Korea Times. Retrieved 2013-06-02.
- Yoon Ja-young (20 January 2012). "Low ratings weigh on new channels". The Korea Times. Retrieved 2013-06-02.
- Kim Tong-hyung (6 June 2012). "New channels remain 'anonymous'". The Korea Times. Retrieved 2013-06-02.
- Bae Ji-sook (29 November 2012). "'New TV channels are niche, not gold mine'". The Korea Herald. Retrieved 2013-06-02.
- Four New TV Broadcasting Networks Debut in S. Korea "New broadcast channel JTBC is actually the reincarnation of the Samsung group’s Tongyang Broadcasting Company, the nation’s first private broadcaster."
- "A fresh start by JTBC". Korea JoongAng Daily. 7 December 2011. Retrieved 2013-06-02.
- Kim Hee-jin; Han Eun-hwa (11 May 2013). "JTBC chooses news chief". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2013-05-23.