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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 most-watched 24-hour news television in South Korea, provides hourly updated news reports. 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
  • 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.)
  • 2014/04 Moved to YTN Newsquare, DMC area


YTN WORLD is the international branch of YTN, which first aired in 1995. YTN WORLD delivers 24-hour real time domestic and international news across the world. On 2014, In Thailand TrueVisions Channel 126(Previous to Channel 172)[clarification needed]. Now, YTN WORLD has been dropped in TrueVisions and YTN is available on channel 791 in this provider.

YTN News FM[edit]

Frequency is 100.3 FM HD2 in Southern California, US and 94.5 FM in Korea. Both two channels provide news, music, weather and traffic 24-hours a day. Traffic and weather are updated at :56 around the clock.

YTN Weather[edit]

YTN Weather is Korea's only channel brings you non-stop forecasts all day. Its slogan is "당신의 내일을 예보합니다" (The forecast for you tomorrow). The most frequent show is "Weathernews 24" airs every 30 minutes, tells you weather stories, today's forecasts and get ready for 5 days ahead.

Other shows:

  • Good Morning Weather: First morning outlook. Daily 7:00am–8:00am.
  • Weather Center: Get weather stories that affects you most. Weekdays 5:00pm–6:00pm, weekends 12:00pm, 2:00pm & 4:00pm.
  • Weather Today: Your forecast for several hours ahead. Weekdays at 9:00am, 11:00am and 2:00pm, weekends at 7:00pm, 9:00pm and 11:00pm.
  • KWeather: Today's air pollen forecast.
  • Weekly Weather: The most accurate 9-day outlook.
  • World Weather: Today's outlook for major cities around the globe.

These are products on YTN Weather (name in (bottom) that we have created):

Segment title Description
Current Conditions (bottom) Current temperatures, wind and humidity for each cities across South Korea.
Hourly Forecast (bottom) Forecast at a time that divided into 3 and then every next 3 hours, within 12 hours.
Beach Forecast (right) Near-sea cities' weather at 3:00pm (today/tomorrow).
Short-Term Forecast (bottom) Forecasts for now, today and tomorrow for each Korea cities.
Viewing Distance (right) How far that you will see in sea cities.
Airport (bottom) Coming Korean flights.
Ozone Forecast (right) Water quality index.
Baseball Forecast (right) Today's outlook for every baseball stadium.
Maximum Wind Speed (right)
Mosquito Forecast (right) How mosquito will affect you today.
Now (bottom) An overall look at current outlook in South Korea.

News format[edit]

Two presenters, a man and a woman (sometimes a man only or a woman only), feature all the latest news around the clock. Under news shows "YTN24" and "News Tower" (in studio), you can find the words "24 hour news channel" under. You can also watch sports updates nightly at 23:40, 00:20 and 03:20.


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]



  • 00.00 – 04.30 YTN24 Night Edition
  • 09.49 – 10.00 News Briefing
  • 12.00 – 14.00 News N Issue
  • 16.00 – 17.20 News Q
  • 22.00 – 22.40 Newsnight
  • 23.00 – 23.55 Primetime Newsnight


  • 04.30 – 07.53 News Departure
  • 08.00 – 09.46 Issue Today
  • 10.00 – 12.00 News Tower
  • 14.00 – 16.00 Afternoon News
  • 17.30 – 18.00 Economy
  • 18.00 – 19.28 YTN Evening News
  • 19.30 – 20.15 Elongation of Hammered
  • 20.15 – 21.00 YTN24 Evening Edition
  • 21.00 – 22.00 News 21


  • 04.30 – 07.00 News Departure
  • 07.00 – 09.00 News Wide
  • 09.00 – 10.00 YTN24 Weekend Edition
  • 10.00 – 11.00 News Wide
  • 11.00 – 12.00 YTN24 Weekend Edition
  • 14.00 – 15.00 News Wide
  • 15.00 – 16.00 YTN24 Weekend Edition
  • 18.00 – 19.00 News Wide
  • 19.00 – 22.00 YTN24 Weekend Edition

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