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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
Language Korean

YTN (KRX: 040300) is the world's first 24-hour Korean news channel broadcast around South Korea. 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."


Original YTN tower (right background) with Namdaemun in the foreground, looking through open doors at the back of gate
  • 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 Namdaemun (South Gate, commonly known as 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 is carried on the HD2 channel of KSWD (100.3 MHz) in Los Angeles, California, USA
  • 2014/04 Moved to YTN Newsquare, DMC Area

YTN services[edit]

  • YTN: Korea's first all-news TV channel, carries up-to-the-minute news, weather, sports and traffic, as well as in-depth analysis. The live newscast can be seen 24 hours a day, but live magazines are only in between 4:30 and 1:00.
  • YTN science: The first Korean science channel, provides a wide range of science information.
  • YTN Weather & Life: This channel delivers weather forecasts as well as up-to-date information on disasters and tips for a healthy lifestyle. It broadcasts live 24 hours a day.
  • YTN News FM 94.5: Korea's only all news radio station with the latest news, weather, traffic, plus some music. It broadcasts live 24 hours a day.
  • YTN WORLD: Latest domestic and international news, plus useful info for viewers all day to help them change their lifestyle.


YTN programming consists of a mix of live news bulletins, live broadcasts from major breaking news, commentary panel programs and overnight replays.

YTN increased its all news programming offerings in 2017, with 3 new weekday shows: "Midnight News" (12-1am), "Morning News" (6-8am) and "News Talk" (11-11:40am).

Throughout most of the day, rolling news coverage is presented from one of two YTN's studios. From 7:30pm to 8:15pm (weekdays) and from 9:15pm to 10pm (weekends), commentary programs are broadcast. Most of these programs are presesented by commentators discussing the general issues that Korea and the world are facing. On the evening daypart, along with updates, YTN also features main news of the day and expects tomorrow's headlines. Overnight, the channel carries a 20-minute news program presented live from the newsroom on the hour (3am & 4am: only 10 minutes long), along with replays of daytime magazines.


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