JTBC

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JTBC
Type Cable television network
Country South Korea
Availability South Korea,Worldwide
Slogan Your colorful pleasure JTBC
Owner The Joongang Group (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)

Sohn Suk-hee (President, JTBC News Division)
Launch date
1 December 2011; 6 years ago (2011-12-01) (cable)
Official website
jtbc.joins.com (in Korean)
Korean name
Hangul
Hanja 제이티비씨
Revised Romanization Jusikhoesa Jeitibissi
McCune–Reischauer Chusikhoesa Cheit'ipissi

JTBC (Hangul제이티비씨, stylized as jtbc) is a South Korean nationwide generalist cable TV network and broadcasting company, in which the largest shareholder is JoongAng Ilbo[1]/The JoongAng Group with 25% of shares.[2] It was launched on 1 December 2011.[3]

JTBC is one of four new South Korean nationwide generalist cable TV networks alongside Dong-A Ilbo's Channel A, Chosun Ilbo's TV Chosun and Maeil Kyungje's MBN in 2011.[4][5][6][7][8] 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.

History

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.[9]

Timeline:

  • 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.[10]
  • 1 December 2011: JTBC (Joongang Tongyang Broadcasting Company) (Channel number 15) started broadcasting.[11]
  • May 2013: Former MBC news anchor Sohn Suk-hee was designated as JTBC's new president for its news division.[12]
  • January 2015: JTBC constructs a new building in Digital Media City in Sangam-dong, Seoul.

Programs

Subsidiaries

Name Description
JTBC Plus Operates the JTBC's specialty cable channels, JTBC2, JTBC3 Fox Sports, JTBC4,JTBC Zee TV, and JTBC Golf
JTBC MediaTech
JMNet Media Support Center
DramaHouse Provides in-house drama production
JTBC Mediacomm Conducts broadcast advertising sales on behalf of JTBC, JTBC Plus and Baduk TV

See also

References

  1. ^ 종편-제이티비씨 "중앙미디어네트워크가 최대 주주인 제이티비씨"
  2. ^ 종편 주주 현황 어떻게 - 경향신문 "이에 따르면 중앙일보가 참여하는 '제이티비씨'는 납입자본금이 4220억원으로 가장 많고 중앙미디어네트워크가 최대 주주로 지분 25%를 보유하고 있다."
  3. ^ Shin Hae-in (30 November 2011). "New cable channels go on air". The Korea Herald. Retrieved 2013-06-02. 
  4. ^ Kim Tong-hyung (12 December 2011). "What else can new channels do to boost ratings?". The Korea Times. Archived from the original on 8 January 2014. Retrieved 2013-06-02. 
  5. ^ Noh Hyun-gi (4 January 2012). "Four new TV channels face uncertain futures". The Korea Times. Archived from the original on 8 January 2014. Retrieved 2013-06-02. 
  6. ^ Yoon Ja-young (20 January 2012). "Low ratings weigh on new channels". The Korea Times. Archived from the original on 8 January 2014. Retrieved 2013-06-02. 
  7. ^ Kim Tong-hyung (6 June 2012). "New channels remain 'anonymous'". The Korea Times. Archived from the original on 8 January 2014. Retrieved 2013-06-02. 
  8. ^ Bae Ji-sook (29 November 2012). "'New TV channels are niche, not gold mine'". The Korea Herald. Retrieved 2013-06-02. 
  9. ^ Four New TV Broadcasting Networks Debut in S. Korea "New broadcast channel JTBC is actually the reincarnation of the Samsung group’s Tongyang Broadcasting Company, the nation’s first private broadcaster."
  10. ^ [1] Archived 2015-12-26 at the Wayback Machine.
  11. ^ "A fresh start by JTBC". Korea JoongAng Daily. 7 December 2011. Archived from the original on 11 April 2013. Retrieved 2013-06-02. 
  12. ^ Kim Hee-jin; Han Eun-hwa (11 May 2013). "JTBC chooses news chief". Korea JoongAng Daily. Archived from the original on 29 June 2013. Retrieved 2013-05-23. 

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