|Headquarters||Seoul, South Korea|
|Owner||Korea International Broadcasting Foundation|
|Key people||JU Dong-won (CEO)|
|Launched||3 February 1997|
Arirang International Broadcasting is a broadcasting company operated by the International Broadcasting Exchange Foundation. Information on Korea's current affairs, culture, and history is provided to the world through TV, radio, and real-time broadcasting.
Arirang International Broadcasting, which was born as a cable TV in Korea on February 3, 1997, opened Korea's first overseas satellite broadcasting since 1999, and became an international broadcasting on August 1, 2004.
Three channels are broadcast 24 hours a day with the main language English. In addition, they provide subtitles for Chinese, Spanish, Korean, Arabic, Russian, Vietnamese and Inner (multilingual subtitle services).
On May 9, 2022, Arirang Espanol, a Spanish-language YouTube channel, was launched on Arirang International Broadcasting.
Currently, Arirang International Broadcasting, which has about 13.8 billion households in 103 countries around the world, is communicating with more viewers through various programs.
· Overseas satellite broadcasting business to enhance national image and understand the international community · A Domestic Broadcasting Project to Promote Korean Understanding of Foreigners in Korea and to Promote Korean People's Globalization · A Support Project for Improving International Competitiveness of Broadcasting Video · Broadcasting support project of Korean broadcasting through overseas media · International exchange and cooperation projects with foreign broadcasting companies · Advertising projects, such as overseas advertising agency projects by the government and public institutions
Arirang’s new mark symbolizing the word, “arirang.” Visualizing the melodious sound of “Arirang,” it identifies a broadcasting organization which would promote Korea to the world in a modern, classic and cultural manner. Applying red, it emphasizes the dynamism and happiness. Considered the essential element of Arirang’s identity, the mark takes a major role in putting to practical use in a medium of communication.
Korea World Network (1997~ 2005) Korea's Global TV (2005 ~ 2012) Korea for the World, The World for Korea (2005 ~ 2008) Korea's Multilingual TV (2007 ~ 2008) Asia's Heartbeat (2012 ~ 2016) The World On arirang (2016 ~ 2022)
Arirang International Broadcasting operates on three channels (World, UN, and Korea), and uses a total of nine major broadcasting satellite relays to serve as a messenger to inform the world of Korea's dynamic appearance and unique culture to 1.3 billion households in Asia, Oceania, Europe, North, South America, and the Middle East.
Worldwide Channel : Real-time Informative channel about Korea
(Korean Information +Tradition & Modern Cultural promotion + International Cooperation)
Domestic channel : Multicultural channel
(Korean Information + Tradition & Modern Cultural promotion + Multicultural Understanding)
Arirang TV has 36 programs covering the international economy, current situation, culture, and entertainment, and it consists of programs for domestic and foreign opinion leaders as well as programs for viewers of various ages.
· Arirang TV
· Arirang News
· Arirang K-POP
· Arirang Culture
· Arirang Issue (Current Affairs)
· Arirang Food & Travel
Arirang Radio is the first English radio broadcast in Korea and provides K-pop, Korean culture, tourism, life information, domestic and foreign news, etc. through Jeju FM, terrestrial DMB, application, and homepage On Air service. It serves as a venue for global cultural diplomacy through participation in international issues and communication with people from all over the world while conveying the diversity of Korean culture and the vivid aspects of Korean society.
· AOD provides past radio and script, however, song is not provided by copyright.
· VOD provides video of the last radio’s guests through Arirang Radio K-Pop youtube channel.