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)
Transvision (Indonesia) Channel 323 (HD)
Orange TV parabola (Indonesia) Channel 210
Big TV (Indonesia) Channel 569
Skynindo (Indonesia) Channel 121
Nexmedia (Indonesia) Channel 310
Topas TV (Indonesia) Channel 89
Astro (Malaysia) Channel 391(SD)
Channel 392(HD)
Meo (Portugal) (Portugal) Channel 214 (Pay)
Zon (Portugal) Channel 242 (Pay)
Hot Bird 13°e 12476 H (fta)
Cignal (Philippines) Channel 169 (Starts on Apirl 1 2017)
StarHub TV (Singapore) Channel 815
SkyCable(Philippines) Channel 75 (Digital)
TrueVisions(Thailand) Channel 143,231 (HDTV) (English) Subtitle
Channel 245 (SD)
Cablelink(Philippines) Channel 69
Destiny Cable(Philippines) Channel 75 (Digital)
Macau Cable TV (Macau) Channel 202
Now TV (Hong Kong) Channel 156
Singtel TV (Singapore) Channel 523 (HD)
(Mix Up Mandarin/Malay/English)
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 tailored to specific markets: 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.

Former KBS World logo used from 2003 to 2009


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