ArirangTV

Arirang TV (Hangul아리랑 TV; RRArirang tibeui) is a global, English-language television network based in Seoul, South Korea.The service is aimed at the overseas market, similar to DD India, WION, BBC World News, DW, France 24 and RT.It is operated by the Korea International Broadcasting Foundation and is financially supported by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.[1] The channel, which airs in 105 countries, is considered a public relations arm of the South Korean government.[2][3]

The channel airs different programming in different countries, but generally airs news, cultural programs, educational shows and documentaries.[4][5]

Arirang TV
TheWorldOnArirang
Launched3 February 1997
Owned byKorea International Broadcasting Foundation
Slogan
  • Korea World Network (1997.12.3~2005)
  • Korea's Global TV (2005~2012)
  • Korea for the World, The World for Korea (2005~2008)
  • Korea's Multilingual TV (2007~2008)
  • Asia's Heartbeat (2012~2016)
  • The World on Arirang (2016~)
CountrySouth Korea
LanguageEnglish
Broadcast areaWorldwide
HeadquartersSeoul, South Korea
WebsiteOfficial website
Availability
Satellite
AsiaSat7 (Asia, Oceania, Middle East)3755Mhz V
Astra 1L (Europe)11509Mhz V
Astra 2G (UK)11224Mhz V
Badr-4 (UAE and surrounding)12111Mhz H
Hotbird 13B (Europe)11623Mhz V
Intelsat 19 (Asia, Oceania, Pacific)3815Mhz V, 12729MHz H
Intelsat 20 (Asia, Oceania, Middle East, Africa, Europe)4053.5Mhz V, 3795Mhz V
Intelsat 21 (Americas)3880Mhz V
CANAL+
(Myanmar)
Channel 184
Cable
See Arirang website.
IPTV
Freebox (France)Channel 516
Rostelecom (Russia)Channel 708
CHT MOD (Taiwan)Channel 751
Du (UAE)Channel 920
Sky (United Kingdom)Channel 522
Streaming media
Youtube (Arirang TV)Live broadcast
Youtube (Arirang World)Live broadcast
Youtube (Arirang UN)Live broadcast
Arirang Tower in Seocho-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Arirang Tower in Seocho-gu, Seoul, South Korea

History

Arirang TV began airing on February 3, 1997. It was operated by the non-profit Korea International Broadcasting Foundation, which was created by Article 32 of the South Korean Civil Code on April 10, 1996. Initially, the channel was available only on cable and satellite television in South Korea and was targeted to foreigners living in or visiting the country.[6]

Arirang TV has three channels for overseas viewers. Arirang World was established as a satellite television channel in 1999 and is broadcast in English, Chinese, Spanish, Korean, Arabic, Russian, Vietnamese, and Indonesian. Arirang UN was established in 2015, and is broadcast in English.[6][5] As of 2018, the channels are broadcast in 105 countries.[1]

How to watch

아리랑tv 방송권역 ArirangTV Satellites and Coverage map
Satellites and Coverage

Arirang TV provides subtitle services in a variety of different languages in order to interact closely with overseas viewers.

(English, Chinese, Spanish, Arabic, Russian, Vietnamese, Indo-Malaysian)

See also

References

  1. ^ a b Jung, Min-ho (2018-01-04). "Arirang TV to sack 190 employees, shut 18 programs". The Korea Times. Retrieved 2018-03-25.
  2. ^ Kim, Tong-hyung (2009-05-20). "Arirang TV Fighting Do-or-Die Fight". The Korea Times. Retrieved 2018-03-25.
  3. ^ Kim, Daeho (2018). Media Governance in Korea 1980–2017. Springer. p. 87. ISBN 3319703021.
  4. ^ Kim, Jae-heun (2016-09-27). "Arirang TV starts 24-hour broadcast in UK". The Korea Times. Retrieved 2018-03-25.
  5. ^ a b "About Arirang: Channel Profile". Arirang. Korea International Broadcasting Foundation. Retrieved 2018-03-25.
  6. ^ a b Kim, Junghoon (2009). "The Current State & Issues in International Broadcasting in the Republic of Korea: Case Study on Arirang TV". Japan Media Communication Center. Retrieved 2018-03-27.
  • Satellite listings: "How to Watch: Satellite". Arirang. Korea International Broadcasting Foundation. Retrieved 2018-03-27.
  • IPTV listings: Provider websites and "How to Watch: Plaform". Arirang. Korea International Broadcasting Foundation. Retrieved 2018-03-27.

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