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Arirang TV


Arirang TV is a global, English-language television network based in Seoul, South Korea. The service is aimed at the overseas market, similar to NHK World, CGTN, DD India, BBC World News, DW, France 24 and RT. It is operated by the Korea International Broadcasting Foundation and is financially supported by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism. The channel, which airs in 105 countries, is considered a public relations arm of the South Korean government.

The channel airs different programming in different countries, but generally airs news, cultural programs, educational shows and documentaries.

Arirang TV began airing on February 3, 1997. It was operated by the non-profit Korea International Broadcasting Foundation, which was created by Article 32 of the South Korean Civil Code on April 10, 1996. Initially, the channel was available only on cable and satellite television in South Korea and was targeted to foreigners living in or visiting the country.

Arirang TV has three channels for overseas viewers. Arirang World was established as a satellite television channel in 1999 and is broadcast in English, Chinese, Spanish, Korean, Arabic, Russian, Vietnamese, and Indonesian. Arirang UN was established in 2015, and is broadcast in English. As of 2018, the channels are broadcast in 105 countries.