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THU, 2014-11-27  KST

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Korea for the World, the World for Korea

Reaching every corner of the world. Arirang TV is to present an unbiased view and reliable information of Korea to the world through the wide range of programs such as Korean news, cultural, educational and entertainment show, dramas, documentaries and more.

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About arirang

Korea for the world the world for korea 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.

Mission & Operated Organization

As a representative English broadcasting station based in Korea, we provide news and entertainment on Korea for the international community.
Arirang TV is Korea’s global broadcast service. Arirang TV operates international television, Internet and domestic television services.
Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism


1996 1996. 04. 10 The Korea International Broadcasting Foundation is founded
1997 1997. 02. 03 Arirang TV domestic broadcasting is launched
1998 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 1999. 08. 12 Arirang TV embarks on overseas broadcasting(Asia-Pacific region)
2000 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 2001. 03. 02 Arirang TV Media is founded
2001. 10. 17 Dish Network begins retransmitting ArirangTV in US
2002 2002. 03. 02 Skylife begins to transmit ArirangTV in Korea
2003 2003. 09. 01 FM Radio launched on Jeju Island in Korea
2004 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 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 2006. 04. 01 Astra begins retransmitting ArirangTV in Western European region
2006. 09. 01 Internet broadcasting service "Arirang Cast" begins
2008 2008. 03. 03 Multilingual services begins (7 languages)
2009 2009. 06. 01 Launched the Digital Terrestrial TV in the States (LA)
2009. 08. 12 Launched the Digital Terrestrial TV in the States (New York , Atlanta)
2009. 10. 01 Arirang TV launches IPTV service in Korea(myLGTV, QookTV)
2010 2010. 01. 22 Arirang TV launches IPTV service in Korea(SK Broad&TV)
2011 2011. 05. 03 Launched the Digital Terrestrial TV in the States (Washington DC)
2012 2012. 09. 19 Arirang TV Reaches out to 100 Mil. Households
2014 2014. 02. 19 ArirangTV starts broadcasting on the USA satellite platform