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YTN (Yonhap Television News)
Type Cable and satellite television, IPTV
Country South Korea
Availability National
Owner YTN Group
Launch date
1995 (television); 2005 (DMB)
Official website

YTN (KRX: 040300) is the first and only 24-hour news channel in Korea, provides hourly live news bulletins. It was founded on September 14, 1993, and began broadcasting on March 1, 1995.

The channel's previous slogans are "Yesterday, Today and Now" and "Your True Network", both of them being backronyms for the channel's name. The channel's three current slogans are "Always First", "Exclusive Tomorrow" and "Yes! Top News!". This channel also have sentence "Whenever and wherever there is news, we are there."


  • 1993/09/14 YTN founded
  • 1995/03/01 Began broadcasting
  • 2000/04/08 Merged with Seoul Tower, constructing an integrated broadcast transmission tower
  • 2004/03/01 Moved to YTN tower, next to the Sungnyemun
  • 2004/03 Launched "YTN INTERNATIONAL"
  • 2008/01/31 KCC approved YTN FM Radio.
  • 2008/04/01 YTN FM Radio began broadcasting in Seoul city. (Callsign:HLQV-FM Frequency:FM 94.5 MHz.)
  • 2011/04 Renamed from "YTN INTERNATIONAL" to "YTN WORLD"
  • 2013/03/01 YTN FM Radio began broadcasting in the US (Callsign:KSWD-HD2 Frequency: 100.3 HD2).
  • 2014/04 Moved to YTN Newsquare, DMC area

YTN services[edit]

  • YTN: Korea's leading news channel, focusing exclusively to news, weather, traffic and sports.
  • YTN Science: The first 24-hour Korean science channel, provides a wide range of science information to help viewers slake their intellectual curiosity.
  • YTN Weather & Life: The only channel in Korea dedicated exclusively to weather forecasts and tips for healthy lifestyle.
  • YTN News FM: 24-hour Korean radio channel bringing you news, weather, traffic and music.
  • YTN WORLD: All the latest domestic, international news and useful information for viewers around the clock.

News format[edit]

Two set news anchors, a man and a woman, sit together in studio (except YTN24 Evening Edition (a woman only)). Depending on the show, YTN has two different studios. Their news bulletins can run over 45 minutes.



  • YTN24 (Late Night Edition / Evening Edition / Weekend Edition)
  • News Start (뉴스출발)
  • Issue Today (이슈오늘)
  • News Briefing (뉴스 브리핑)
  • News Tower (뉴스타워)
  • News N Issue (뉴스N이슈)
  • News In (뉴스 人)
  • News Q (뉴스Q)
  • Economy (쏙쏙 경제)
  • News Thong (뉴스 통)
  • Elongation of Hammered (신율의 시사탕탕)
  • News 21 (뉴스 21)
  • Newsnight (뉴스나이트)
  • News Wide (뉴스와이드)


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  • Korea Today (코리아 투데이)
  • Korea Report (코리아 리포트)
  • YTN World Today (YTN 월드투데이)
  • Welcome to the World (웰컴 투 월드)
  • News 12 (뉴스12)
  • News 7 (뉴스7)
  • News Today (뉴스 오늘)
  • News Standard (뉴스정석)
  • YTN North Korean News (YTN 북한뉴스)
  • YTN Start! 7 (YTN 출발!7)
  • YTN Start! 8 (YTN 출발!8)
  • YTN Tonight (YTN 투나잇)


YTN has 26 news anchors (12 men and 14 women). They also have 11 casters (1 men and 10 women).

List of news anchors and casters, see here[1]

See also[edit]


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