SBS Eight O'Clock News

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SBS Eight O'Clock News
SBS 8 뉴스
Created by SBS
Developed by SBS News Division
Presented by Kim Hyun-woo
Choi Hye-rim
Narrated by Choi Hye-rim (Headlines)
Country of origin South Korea
Original language(s) Korean
Running time 45 Minutes (Seoul, Weekdays, including commercials)
25 minutes (Provincial Areas, Weekdays, including commercials)
30 minutes (Weekends, including commercials)
Original network SBS
Original release December 9, 1991 – present
External links
SBS Eight O'Clock News logo (2012-May 20, 2014).

SBS Eight O'Clock News (Also known as SBS 8 News (SBS 8 뉴스 in Korean)) is the flagship nightly newscast of the Seoul Broadcasting System. Airing from 19:55~20:55 KST, the newscast is known for breaking the tradition of airing news at 21:00 mastered by KBS with KBS News 9, MBC with MBC Newsdesk and JTBC with JTBC Newsroom giving itself the slogan "News an hour earlier".

It was launched on 9 December 1991, the same date when SBS was established. In conjunction of the broadcaster's 20th anniversary on December 9, 2011, SBS 8 News celebrated its 20th anniversary, making the news program the oldest nightly news program airing on a privately held broadcaster.

Broadcast times[edit]

  • 20:00 KST SBS (Nationwide)
  • 20:00~20:25 KST HLSQ-FM (SBS Power FM) (Nationwide except Busan Radio Simulcast)
  • 20:00~20:15 KST HLSQ-SFM (SBS Love FM) (Seoul, Gyeonggi Province and Incheon Partial Radio Simulcast)
  • 20:00~20:30 KST HLDG-SFM (KNN Love FM) (Busan and South Gyeongsang Province Partial Radio Simulcast)

Local versions[edit]

Local newscasts are aired after SBS 8 News at 8:25 on weekdays. A typical newscast runs for 20 minutes on weekdays and 10 minutes on weekends. The local newscasts pre-empt the SBS 8 News Sports news and Business news segment.

Station Local Newscast Time
KNN KNN News eye 20:25
TBC TBC 8 News 20:25
UBC UBC Prime News 20:25
TJB TJB 8 News 20:25
G1 G1 News 820 20:25
CJB CJB 8 News(Weekday)
CJB News at 8:30(Weekend)
JTV JTV 8 News 20:25
KBC KBC 8 News 20:25
JIBS JIBS 820 News 20:25


  • Kim Hyun-woo (Weekdays)
  • Choi Hye-rim (Weekdays)
  • Kim Yong-tae (Weekends)
  • Jeong Mi-seon (Weekends)


  • 1997-2004 - News an Hour Earlier (Korean: 1시간 빠른 뉴스)
  • 2004-2008 - Truth Window (Korean: 진실의 창)
  • 2013-2014.12.31 - South Korean News Leader (Korean: 대한민국 뉴스리더)
  • 2015.01.01~2015.12.31 - 2015 care, change to Republic of Korea. (Korean : 2015 배려, 대한민국을 바꿉니다.)
  • 2016.01.01~now - A joy to make with (Korean : 함께 만드는 기쁨)

8pm time signal sponsors[edit]

  • December 1991-April 1993: Kiturami Boiler
  • April 1993-April 1998: Daewoo Electronics
  • April 1998-April 2011: Maeil Dairy
  • April 2011-now: Hyundai Motor Company