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Arirang TV is a public service agency that spreads the uniqueness of Korea to the world through cutting-edge broadcasting mediums.

Arirang TV's objective is to burnish Korea's image in international communities and to improve relationships with foreign countries through close cooperation with broadcasting companies overseas.

Arirang TV is dedicated to the development of broadcasting, media, and the advertising industry, along with the advancement of culture and art. Arirang's core business is to deliver programs worldwide via satellite 24 hours a day in order to improve the image of Korea.


1996. 04. 10
The Korea International Broadcasting Foundation is founded

1997. 02. 03
Arirang TV domestic broadcasting is launched

1998. 10. 22
Arirang TV is designated the main operating body for overseas broadcasting by the Ministry of Culture & Tourism for the Republic Korea

1998. 12. 16
The Media Exporting Center is established

1999. 08. 12
Arirang TV embarks on overseas broadcasting(Asia-Pacific region)

2000. 01. 10
The Translation and Interpretation Center is established

2000. 09. 26
Arirang TV launches worldwide broadcasting in
Europe, Africa and the Americas

2001. 03. 02
Arirang TV Media is founded

2001. 10. 17
Dish Network begins retransmitting ArirangTV in US

2002. 03. 01
Skylife begins to transmit ArirangTV in Korea

2003. 09. 01
FM Radio launched on Jeju Island in Korea

2004. 08. 01
Arirang TV is viewed on every continent in the world

2004. 08. 20
Arabic language service launched in the Arab region

2004. 12. 01
TPS begins to retransmit ArirangTV in France

2005. 06. 27
Arirang TV adopts the new name, "arirang"

2005. 09. 01
Satellite digital multimedia broadcasting is launched(ch.43)

2005. 12. 01
Terrestrial digital multimedia broadcasting is launched

2006. 04. 01
Astra begins retransmitting ArirangTV in Western European region

2006. 09.01
Internet broadcasting service "Arirang Cast" begins