Maeil Broadcasting Network
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|Type||Private cable television|
First air date
|March 1, 1995|
|Slogan||Open world, open coverage, MBN|
(열린세상 열린방송 MBN)
|Seoul Jung-gu Toegyero 190 (1-ga, 30-1).|
|Owner||Maeil Broadcasting Network Ltd., a division of the Maeil Business Newspaper|
|Chang Seung-Joon (CEO)|
|MBN Home Page|
|MBN (Maeil Broadcasting Network)|
|SkyLife||Channel 16 (HD)|
|Available on most South Korean cable systems||Check local listings for details|
|B TV||Channel 16 (HD)|
|U+ TV||Channel 16 (HD)|
|Olleh TV||Channel 16 (HD)|
Initially founded on September 23, 1993, as Mail Business TV, the station's name was later changed to Maeil Broadcasting Network in March 2011. The station was operated as a news channel until December 1, 2011, at which point it transitioned into a generalist cable TV channel, launching MBN general programming alongside JTBC, Channel A, and TV Chosun.
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On September 23, 1993 the company was founded under the name Maeil Business TV. It launched the cable industry's firs successful satellite transmission on December 6, 1994. On March 1, 1995, it began broadcasting for 15 hours per day, and on January 1, 1996, it began broadcasting 24 hours per day.
November 13, 2000, marked the day of the network's first digital broadcast. Daily Stock TV (MBNs) securities in the MK TV (MKS) changed the channel name to its current SBS CNBC. Satellite TV channel providers were selected on June 4, 2001. On December 28, 2001, MK Securities TV (MKS) provisionally suspended broadcasting. The network came to an agreement with Korea Digital Satellite Broadcasting (now the KT Sky Life) and signed a program supply agreement on September 27, 2001.
- 2002 April 30: USA CNBC and the business cooperation contract, plus MBN - CNBC to the channel name and logo Change
- 2005 July 1: MBN CNBC channel name is changed to the reduction in the MBN
In July 2008, a state-of-the-art digital news production system began operation with the opening of a new news studio. On October 5, 2009, MBN began broadcasting in HD and began transmission from Sky Life to Cable TV on October 12.
In March 2011 the network was renamed the Maeil Broadcasting Network Ltd. The MBN DMB radio stations were shut down in September 2011.