|Country South Korea|
CEO Jeongdo Hong (Dec 2011–)
Motto Colorful JTBC
Launch date 1 December 2011
|Slogan Colorful JTBC|
Founded 21 March 2011
Availability South Korea
|Type Cable television network|
Owner Joongang Media Network (25%)DY Asset (5.92%)JoongAng Ilbo (5%)TV Asahi 3.08%Turner Asia Pacific Venture (2.64%)
Key people Kim Su-gil (President) Hong Jeong-do (CEO)
Official website JTBC official website (Korean)
Parent organizations Joongang Media Network, Ltd., TV Asahi
TV shows JTBC Newsroom, Non Summit, Knowing Bros, Please Take Care of My Ref, Ssulzun
Similar Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation, Seoul Broadcasting System, SPOTV
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JTBC (Hangul: 제이티비씨) is a South Korean nationwide general cable TV network and broadcasting company, in which the largest shareholder is JoongAng Ilbo/JoongAng Media Network with 25% of shares. It was launched on December 1, 2011.
JTBC is one of four new South Korean nationwide general cable TV networks alongside Dong-A Ilbo's Channel A, Chosun Ilbo's TV Chosun and Maeil Kyungje's MBN in 2011. The four new networks supplement existing conventional free-to-air TV networks like KBS, MBC, SBS and other smaller channels launched following deregulation in 1990.
The JoongAng Ilbo, which used to be a part of the Samsung Group, had owned a TV station before. In 1964 it founded the Tongyang Broadcasting Corporation (TBC) and ran the network for 16 years. In 1980 however TBC was forcibly merged with the state-run KBS by the military regime of Chun Doo-hwan. Market watchers see the return of JoongAng Ilbo to television in JTBC as the reincarnation of TBC.