Arirang (TV network)

Launched 1996 (1996)[1]
Network Korea International Broadcasting Foundation
Owned by N/A (not deemed w/ interconnecetion of MBC)
Picture format 16:9
Slogan Korea's Global TV
Korea's Multilingual TV
Your Everything Solutions
Growing Green
Asia's Heartbeat
The World On Arirang
Country South Korea
Broadcast area Worldwide
Headquarters Seoul, South Korea
Website Official Site
Astra 19.2 (FTA) 11.509Ghz Vertical
Hot Bird (FTA) 11.623Ghz Vertical
Intelsat 19 (FTA) 3.815Ghz Vertical and 12.557GHz Horitzontal
Intelsat 20 (FTA) 4.054Ghz Vertical
Intelsat 21 (FTA) 3.88Ghz Vertical
SkyLife (South Korea) Channel 98
SamaCom (Middle East) Channel 153
ClaroTv (Perú) Channel 154
Cignal (Philippines) Channel 82
Dream Satellite TV (Philippines) Coming Soon
DirecTV (US) Channel 2095
TVB Network Vision
(Hong Kong)
Channel 96
Transvision (Indonesia) Channel 325
Freesat (UK) Channel 214
Sky (UK and Ireland) Channel 690
SkyCable (Philippines) Channel 147 (Digital)
Cablelink (Philippines) Channel 74
StarHub TV (Singapore) Channel 817
First Media (Indonesia) Channel 253
HTVC (Vietnam) Channel 58
Cable TV Hong Kong (Hong Kong) Channel 150
Gigacable Aguascalientes (México) Channel 27
Parasat Cable TV (Philippines) Channel 108
Destiny Cable (Philippines) Channel 73 (Analog)
Channel 147 (Digital)
TBC (Taiwan) Channel 129
newTV (Taiwan) Channel 306
Cablevision (Argentina) Channel 563
Comcast (US) Channel 667
Macau Cable TV (Macau) Channel 221
True IPTV (Thailand) Channel 796
CHT MOD (Taiwan) Channel 212
TOT iptv (Thailand) Channel 207
myTV Super (Hong Kong) Channel 708
Large, gray, glass-fronted building
Arirang Tower in Seocho-gu, Seoul, South Korea

Arirang TV (Korean: 아리랑 TV; Arirang tibui) is an international English-language network based in Seoul, South Korea operated by the Korea International Broadcasting Foundation. The channel presents programs (including cultural features, documentaries and language programs) designed to give viewers a contemporary, accurate look at Korea, Asia and the world. The network's name, "Arirang", is derived from the traditional Korean folk song of the same name.[2] Programming is available on the Arirang website, on YouTube, and on some TV providers.

The channel receives government subsidies; in 2011 these amounted to 30 billion won.[3]

A related production, Arirang Radio, also broadcasts English-language content internationally.


Founded in 1996, the network airs news, cultural programs, educational shows and documentaries.[4]

Among the network's longest-running shows is Arirang News, Showbiz Korea, Pops in Seoul and Heart to Heart. Arirang News is a current-affairs show providing coverage of domestic and international news. From Diplomacy Lounge and the talk show Heart to Heart seeing the country through the eyes of foreign diplomats and visiting international newsmakers. Although government-affiliated, Arirang retains independent-programming rights. The network airs programming about other countries, for culturally-diverse content; this includes culinary shows about global cuisines and public-service announcements in conjunction with UNICEF to combat world hunger.[5]

Operated by the Korea International Broadcasting Foundation, Arirang broadcasts three channels: Arirang World, Arirang Korea and Arirang Arab. The network offers subtitles in a number of languages, including Arabic, Chinese and Spanish. On March 3, 2008, Arirang TV added three more languages: Russian, Vietnamese and Indonesian. The network is free-to-air in much of Europe (except Finland),[6] North America, Asia (except Korea), Australia and the Pacific region via Astra 1E, Hotbird 3, Intelsat (PAS) 2, 8, 9 and 10 and Arabic feed in Asiasat 3s and Badr4. Arirang Korea feed is now available in Koreasat 3 via the SkyLife DTH service.



Arirang Radio

Main article: Arirang Radio

A related production, Arirang Radio, also broadcasts English-language content internationally.


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