Arirang TV (Korean: 아리랑 TV; RR: Arirang tibeui) is a global, English-language television network based in Seoul, South Korea. The service is aimed at the overseas market, similar to NHK World, CGTN, TRT World, BBC World News, DW, PTV World, 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. The channel, which airs in 105 countries, is considered a public relations arm of the South Korean government.
|Launched||3 February 1997|
|Owned by||Korea International Broadcasting Foundation|
|Picture format||1080i HDTV|
(downscaled to 16:9 480i/576i for the SDTV feeds)
|Headquarters||Seoul, South Korea|
|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|
|See Arirang website||.|
|Freebox (France)||Channel 516|
|Rostelecom (Russia)||Channel 708|
|CHT MOD (Taiwan)||Channel 751|
|Du (UAE)||Channel 920|
|Sky (United Kingdom)||Channel 522|
|YouTube (Arirang TV)||Live broadcast|
|YouTube (Arirang World)||Live broadcast|
|YouTube (Arirang UN)||Live broadcast|
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.
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. As of 2018, the channels are broadcast in 105 countries.
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, Indonesian)
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