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TVN (Total Variety Network; stylized as tvN) is a South Korean nationwide general entertainment network owned by CJ E&M, available on cable, SkyLife and IPTV platforms.[1][2][3][4][5] Since 2014, the network is headed by Rhee Myung-han (ko).

TVN
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Logo used since 2012
Launched 9 October 2006; 12 years ago (2006-10-09)
Owned by CJ E&M
Picture format 1080i
Slogan Content Trend Leader
Endless Pleasures (즐거움엔 끝이 없다)
Where Fun Takes Off[a]
Country South Korea
Headquarters CJ E&M Center,
66 Sangamsan-ro, Sangam-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Formerly called Channel M
Replaced TVN
Sister channel(s) XtvN
tvN Asia
Mnet
Mnet Japan
Mnet America
O tvN
OnStyle
O'live
OCN
XTM
BtvN
Channel CGV
SUPER ACTION
CATCH ON
Chunghwa TV
OGN
Tooniverse
DIA TV
UXN (UHD, 4K)
Website tvN.tving.com
Availability
Satellite
SkyLife channel 20 (HD)
Cable
Available on
most
South Korean cable systems
Check local listings for details
IPTV
B TV Channel 17 (HD)
U+ TV Channel 17 (HD)
Olleh TV Channel 17 (HD)
Streaming media
KPlayer TV Channel 2 (Not available in Korea.)
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Former logo used from 2006 to 2012.

Contents

ProgramsEdit

NewsEdit

TV seriesEdit

tvN dramas are exported to various countries in Asia and the Americas. tvN's highest-rated TV series are Reply 1988 and Guardian: The Lonely and Great God. Reply 1988 received both critical and audience acclaim with its finale episode recording an 18.8% nationwide audience share, making it the highest rated drama in Korean cable television history.[6][7] In addition, Guardian: The Lonely and Great God was also a hit and consistently topped cable television viewership ratings in its time slot. Its final episode recorded an 18.680% nationwide audience share according to Nielsen paid platform, making the episode the second highest rated in Korean cable television history.[8] It received critical acclaim and became a cultural phenomenon in South Korea.[9]

Currently, tvN dramas hold 21 spots of the 27 list of highest-rated Korean dramas in cable television.

Currently airing TV series
Airtime Program Original title Start date Notes
Monday and Tuesday night at 21:30 (KST) 100 Days My Prince 백일의 낭군님 September 10, 2018
Wednesdays and Thursdays at 21:30 (KST) The Smile Has Left Your Eyes 하늘에서 내리는 일억개의 별 October 3, 2018
Friday at 23:00 (KST) Big Forest 빅 포레스트 September 7, 2018
Saturday and Sunday at 21:00 (KST) Room No. 9 나인룸 October 6, 2018

EntertainmentEdit

Currently airing entertainment shows
Airtime Program Original title Start date Notes
Monday at 23:00 (KST) Island Master 2 섬총사2 June 25, 2018 (2018-06-25)
Tuesday at 20:10 (KST) Nest Escape 3 둥지탈출 3 April 17, 2018
Wednesday at 23:00 (KST) You Quiz on the Block 유 퀴즈 온 더 블럭 August 29, 2018 (2018-08-29)
Thursday at 23:00 (KST) Life Bar 인생술집 December 8, 2016
Friday at 19:40 (KST) A Battle of One Voice: 300 하나의 목소리 전쟁: 300 August 31, 2018 (2018-08-31)
Saturday at 19:40 (KST) Amazing Saturday 놀라운 토요일 April 7, 2018
Saturday at 22:30 (KST) Salty Tour 짠내투어 November 25, 2017
Sunday at 16:40 (KST) Galileo: The Space Awakens 갈릴레오 : 깨어난 우주 July 15, 2018 (2018-07-15)
Sunday at 19:40 (KST) Comedy Big League 코미디빅리그 September 17, 2011 [10]
Sunday at 22:40 (KST) Great Escape 대탈출 July 1, 2018 (2018-07-01)

SportsEdit

Foreign partnersEdit

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Since January 2017, the official corporate slogan is Content Trend Leader, while the official marketing/advertising slogan is Endless Pleasures (즐거움엔 끝이 없다, Jeulgeoum-en kkeut-i eobsda).

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Park, Si-soo (9 May 2014). "tvN turns disadvantages into critical edge". The Korea Times. Retrieved 2014-05-11.
  2. ^ "Cable Channels Woo Viewers Away from News". The Chosun Ilbo. 12 January 2007. Retrieved 2013-05-30.
  3. ^ Kim, Tong-hyung (3 March 2010). "Cable TV Industry at a Crossroads". The Korea Times. Retrieved 2013-05-30.
  4. ^ "CJ E&M makes 13.3 bil. won in TV drama exports". The Korea Times. 30 October 2012. Retrieved 2012-12-05.
  5. ^ Sunwoo, Carla (31 October 2012). "CJ E&M sees its programs spread far and wide". Korea JoongAng Daily. Archived from the original on 5 November 2012. Retrieved 2013-05-30.
  6. ^ "Reply 1988 Writes Cable Television History". Stoo Asaie.
  7. ^ "January 16, 2016 Nationwide Cable Ratings". Nielsen Korea. 1st (tvN) 응답하라1988<본> 18.803%
  8. ^ "January 21, 2017 Nationwide Cable Ratings" (in Korean). Nielsen Korea. 1st (tvN) 쓸쓸하고찬란하신도깨비<본> 18.680%
  9. ^ "Goblin Rom-Com Sets New Milestone for Cable Soaps". The Chosun Ilbo. 23 January 2017.
  10. ^ Ko, Dong-hwan (10 April 2016). "Comedy Big League no laughing matter". Korea Times. Retrieved 2016-07-20.

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