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Maeil Broadcasting Network
MBN Channel Logo.svg
CountrySouth Korea
Broadcast areaSeoul Jung-gu Toegyero 190 (1-ga, 30-1).
OwnerMaeil Broadcasting Network Co., Ltd., a division of the Maeil Business Newspaper
Key peopleChang Seung-Joon (CEO)
LaunchedMarch 1, 1995
WebsiteMBN Homepage

Maeil Broadcasting Network, Inc. (MBN) (주식회사 매일방송) is a South Korean cable TV network operated by the Maeil Business Newspaper.


Initially founded on September 23, 1993, as Maeil Business TV, the station's name was later changed to Maeil Broadcasting Network in March 2011. The station was operated as a news channel until December 1, 2011, at which point it transitioned into a generalist cable TV channel, launching MBN general programming alongside JTBC, Channel A, and TV Chosun.[1]



On September 23, 1993 the company was founded under the name Maeil Business TV. It launched the cable industry's first successful satellite transmission on December 6, 1994. On March 1, 1995, it began broadcasting for 15 hours per day, and on January 1, 1996, it began broadcasting 24 hours per day.


November 13, 2000, marked the day of the network's first digital broadcast. Daily Stock TV (MBNs) securities in the MK TV (MKS) changed the channel name to its current SBS CNBC. Satellite TV channel providers were selected on June 4, 2001. On December 28, 2001, MK Securities TV (MKS) provisionally suspended broadcasting. The network came to an agreement with Korea Digital Satellite Broadcasting (now the KT Sky Life) and signed a program supply agreement on September 27, 2001.

In July 2008, a state-of-the-art digital news production system began operation with the opening of a new news studio. On October 5, 2009, MBN began broadcasting in HD and began transmission from Sky Life to Cable TV on October 12.


In March 2011 the network was renamed the Maeil Broadcasting Network Ltd. The MBN DMB radio stations were shut down in September 2011.[2]






See also


  1. ^ Shin Hae-in (30 November 2011). "New cable channels go on air". The Korea Herald. Retrieved 2013-06-02.
  2. ^ "Company Overview of Maeil Broadcasting Network". bloomberg. com. Retrieved September 4, 2018.