TVN (South Korea)

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tvN
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Logo used since 2012
Launched 9 October 2006; 11 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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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).

Former logo used from 2006 to 2012.

Programs

News

TV series

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) About Time 어바웃타임 May 21, 2018
Wednesdays and Thursdays at 21:30 (KST) What's Wrong with Secretary Kim 김비서 가 왜 그럴까 June 6, 2018
Saturday and Sunday at 21:00 (KST) Lawless Lawyer 무법 변호사 May 12, 2018

Entertainment

Currently airing entertainment shows
Airtime Program Original title Start date Notes
Monday at 23:00 (KST) Street Food Fighter 스트리트 푸드 파이터 April 23, 2018
Tuesday at 20:10 (KST) Nest Escape 3 둥지탈출 3 April 17, 2018
Tuesday at 23:00 (KST) 4 Wheeled Restaurant 현지에서 먹힐까? March 27, 2018
Wednesday at 21:30 (KST) Food Diary 식량일기 May 30, 2018
Wednesday at 23:00 (KST) Wednesday Food Talk 수요미식회 January 21, 2015
Thursday at 23:00 (KST) Life Bar 인생술집 December 8, 2016
Friday at 21:50 (KST) Little Cabin in the Woods 숲속의 작은 집 April 6, 2018 [10]
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 19:40 (KST) Comedy Big League 코미디빅리그 September 17, 2011 [11]
Sunday at 22:30 (KST) Blind Date Cafe 선다방 April 1, 2018
Sunday at 22:20 (KST) Problematic Men 문제적남자 February 26, 2015 [12][13]

Sports

Foreign partners

Partner Country
Canal+ France
ProSieben Germany
Canal+ Spain
Sky 1 United Kingdom
tvN Asia Hong Kong
Macau
Thailand
Taiwan
Singapore
Indonesia
Malaysia
Vietnam
Philippines
Timor Leste
Myanmar
Sri Lanka
Star India India

See also

Notes

  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).

References

  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. ^ "Snail-paced new reality show documents stars' journey for happiness". Yonhap News Agency. April 4, 2018. 
  11. ^ Ko, Dong-hwan (10 April 2016). "Comedy Big League no laughing matter". Korea Times. Retrieved 2016-07-20. 
  12. ^ Ghim, Sora (25 February 2015). "The Problematic Men Show Their Real Selves". BNTNews. Retrieved 2015-04-07. 
  13. ^ Lim, Jeong-yeo (31 March 2015). "Men with brains gain popularity in Korea". K-pop Herald. Retrieved 2015-04-07. 

External links

  • Official website (in Korean)
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