|Type||Cable television network|
|Availability||South Korea, Worldwide|
|Slogan||Your colorful pleasure JTBC|
|Owner||The Joongang Group (25%) |
DY Asset (5.92%)
JoongAng Ilbo (4.99%)
TV Asahi 3.08%
WarnerMedia (via WarnerMedia Entertainment) (2.64%)
S&T Dynamics (2.37%)
Sungwoo Hitech (2.37%)
Sungbo Cultural Foundation (1.18%)
Daehan Steel (1.18%)
Ace Bed Co. (1.18%)
Hanssem Co. (1.18%)
|1 December 2011cable)(|
|Revised Romanization||Jusikhoesa Jeitibissi|
JTBC (Korean: 제이티비씨; abbreviation of Joongang Tongyang Broadcasting Company; stylized as jtbc) is a South Korean subscription network and broadcasting company, in which the largest shareholder is JoongAng Ilbo/The JoongAng Group with 25% of shares. It was launched on 1 December 2011.
JTBC is one of four new South Korean nationwide generalist 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 1964: Tongyang Broadcasting Corporation was launched.
- 7 December 1964: TBC-TV Started broadcasting on channel 7.
- 30 November 1980: TBC-TV merged with KBS Television by the special law of Chun Doo-hwan, president of military authorities, resulting in the launching of KBS 2TV.
- 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.
- 11 March 2011: JoongAng Ilbo established JTBC corporation.
- 1 December 2011: JTBC (Joongang Tongyang Broadcasting Company) (Channel number 15) started broadcasting.
- May 2013: Former MBC news anchor Sohn Suk-hee was designated as JTBC's new president for its news division.
- January 2015: JTBC constructs a new building in Digital Media City in Sangam-dong, Seoul.
- The table below lists the top 10 dramas with the highest average audience share ratings (nationwide), corresponding episode with highest rating and the date.
|Ranking||Drama||Episodes||Highest AGB Nielsen
|1||Sky Castle||20||23.779%||1||2019/02/01||Fridays and Saturdays|
|2||The Lady in Dignity||20||12.065%||2||2017/08/19||Fridays and Saturdays|
|3||Dazzling||12||9.731%||3||2019/03/19||Mondays and Tuesdays|
|4||Strong Girl Bong-soon||16||9.668%||4||2017/03/25||Fridays and Saturdays|
|5||Childless Comfort||40||9.230%||5||2013/02/24||Saturdays and Sundays|
|6||Misty||16||8.452%||6||2018/03/24||Fridays and Saturdays|
|7||Something in the Rain||16||7.281%||7||2018/05/12||Fridays and Saturdays|
|8||Beautiful World||16||5.785%||8||2019/05/25||Fridays and Saturdays|
|9||Gangnam Beauty||16||5.753%||9||2018/09/15||Fridays and Saturdays|
|10||Life||16||5.561%||10||2018/09/11||Mondays and Tuesdays|
- 「Ratings」data sourced from AGB nationwide rating of cable channel, with the inclusion of occasional advertisement
|JTBC Plus||Operates the JTBC's specialty cable channels, JTBC2, JTBC3 Fox Sports, JTBC4, JTBC Zee TV, and JTBC Golf|
|JMNet Media Support Center|
|Drama House||Provides in-house drama and film production|
|JTBC Mediacomm||Conducts broadcast advertising sales on behalf of JTBC, JTBC Plus and Baduk TV|
|2019||23rd Asian Television Awards||Cable & Satellite Network of the Year award||JTBC||Won|||
- 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. Archived from the original on 8 January 2014. Retrieved 2013-06-02.
- Noh Hyun-gi (4 January 2012). "Four new TV channels face uncertain futures". The Korea Times. Archived from the original on 8 January 2014. Retrieved 2013-06-02.
- Yoon Ja-young (20 January 2012). "Low ratings weigh on new channels". The Korea Times. Archived from the original on 8 January 2014. Retrieved 2013-06-02.
- Kim Tong-hyung (6 June 2012). "New channels remain 'anonymous'". The Korea Times. Archived from the original on 8 January 2014. 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."
-  Archived 2015-12-26 at the Wayback Machine
- "A fresh start by JTBC". Korea JoongAng Daily. 7 December 2011. Archived from the original on 11 April 2013. Retrieved 2013-06-02.
- Kim Hee-jin; Han Eun-hwa (11 May 2013). "JTBC chooses news chief". Korea JoongAng Daily. Archived from the original on 29 June 2013. Retrieved 2013-05-23.
- "JTBC awarded Olympic Games broadcast rights in North and South Korea from 2026 until 2032". Inside the Games. Retrieved 2019-06-26.
- "JTBC, 대상·'미스티' 김남주 최우수 포함 ATA 첫 4관왕 영예". Naver. Retrieved January 14, 2019.