KBS World

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KBS World
KBS World (2009).svg
Launched July 1, 2003
Owned by KBS
Picture format 1080i (HDTV)
480i (SDTV 16:9)
Slogan More Than You Imagine
Country South Korea
Broadcast area International
Sister channel(s) KBS 1TV
Website kbsworld.kbs.co.kr
GVT (Brazil) Channel 145(Pay)
Indovision (Indonesia) Channel 354(Pay)
Transvision (Indonesia) Channel 34(Pay)
Orange TV parabola (Indonesia) Channel 44(Pay)
Big TV (Indonesia) Channel 569(Pay)
Skynindo (Indonesia) Channel -- (Pay)
Top TV (Indonesia) Channel 353(Pay)
Okevision (Indonesia) Channel 153 (Pay)
Nexmedia (Indonesia) Channel --(Pay)
Topas TV (Indonesia) Channel --(Pay)
Astro (Malaysia) Channel 391(SD)
Channel 392(HD)
Meo (Portugal) (Portugal) Channel 214 (Pay)
Zon (Portugal) Channel 242 (Pay)
Cignal Digital TV (PHilippines) Channel 84
Hot Bird 13°e 12476 H (fta)
StarHub TV (Singapore) Channel 115 (HDTV) (Malay)
Channel 875 (HDTV) (Chinese)
SkyCable(Philippines) Channel 75 (Digital)
TrueVisions(Thailand) Channel 144
Cablelink(Philippines) Channel 69
Destiny Cable(Philippines) Channel 75 (Digital)
First Media Home Cable TV (Indonesia) Channel TBA
Telkomvision kabel (Indonesia) Channel TBA
Now TV (Hong Kong) Channel 156
Singtel TV (Singapore) Channel 523 (HDTV) (Chinese)
Channel 606 (HDTV) (Malay)
Peo TV (Sri Lanka) Channel 87

KBS World is Korean Broadcasting System's international broadcasting service. It consists of KBS World Radio and the KBS World television channel.


The foreign-language radio broadcast from KBS (before its restructure into a public broadcaster in March 1973) was started as "The Voice of Free Korea" in 1953. It officially became a part of KBS in July 1968. The station was renamed "Radio Korea" in March 1973, and then "Radio Korea International" in August 1994.

In July 2003, KBS World, an international television channel aimed at Koreans abroad, started broadcasting. In March 2005, "Radio Korea International" became KBS World Radio



Main article: KBS World Radio

KBS World Radio is South Korea's sole foreign language promotional broadcast for the entire world. Its programming features news, culture, music, entertainment, as well as Korean lessons.

KBS World Radio currently broadcasts in Korean, English, Japanese, French, Russian, Mandarin, Spanish, Indonesian, Arabic, German and Vietnamese and Cantonese.


KBS World's TV programming is sourced from KBS's domestic television services. It mainly broadcast in Korean, but subtitles in English, Malay and Chinese are also provided.

Apart from the signals from Seoul, there are three separate services operated by KBS's subsidiaries for specific market: the Japanese version of KBS World, operated by KBS Japan, targets Japanese audiences, the Indonesian version of KBS World, operated by OKTN, targets Indonesian audiences, while the American version of KBS World, operated by KBS America, targets audiences in both North and South America.

This channel also available on Reliance BIG TV in India and in Portugal and is scheduled to launch on Sky Digital in the United Kingdom in Early 2014

Former KBS World logo used from 2003 to 2009


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