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South Korea

Jeongdo Hong (Dec 2011–)

Colorful JTBC

Launch date
1 December 2011

Colorful JTBC

21 March 2011

South Korea

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Cable television network

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

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.


  • 26 June 1965: Tongyang Broadcasting Corporation was launched.
  • 7 December 1965: TBC-TV Started broadcasting on channel number 7.
  • 30 November 1980: TBC-TV merged into KBS Television by the special law of Chun Doo-hwan, president of military authorities, resulting in the launching of KBS 2TV.
  • 22 July 2009: Amendment of the Media law passed the national assembly to deregulate the media market of South Korea.
  • 31 December 2010: JTBC, TV Chosun, MBN, Channel A selected as General Cable Television Channel Broadcasters.
  • 11 March 2011: JoongAng Ilbo established JTBC corporation.
  • 1 December 2011: JTBC (Channel number 15) started broadcasting.
  • January 2015: JTBC constructs a new building in Digital Media City in Sangam-dong, Seoul.
  • May 2015: Former MBC news anchor Sohn Suk-hee was designated as JTBC's new president for its news division.
  • Subsidiaries

  • Dramahouse
  • JMNet Media Support Center
  • JTBC Mediacomm
  • JTBC Mediatech
  • JTBC Plus
  • References

    JTBC Wikipedia

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