Arirang TV is an international English-language network based in Seoul, South Korea operated by the Korea International Broadcasting Foundation. The channel presents programs (including NEWS, cultural features, documentaries and language programs) designed to give viewers a contemporary, accurate look at Korea, Asia and the world. The network’s name, “Arirang”, is derived from the traditional Korean folk song of the same name.Programming is available on the Arirang website, YouTube, and on some TV providers.
Founded in 1996, the network airs news, cultural programs, educational shows and documentaries.
Among the network’s longest-running shows is Arirang News, Showbiz Korea, Pops in Seoul, The Innerview. Arirang News is a current-affairs show providing coverage of domestic and international news. Although government-affiliated, Arirang retains independent-programming rights.
The network airs programming about other countries, for culturally-diverse content; this includes culinary shows about global cuisines, traditional culture about other countries and public-service announcements in conjunction with UNICEF to combat world hunger.
Operated by the Korea International Broadcasting Foundation, Arirang broadcasts three channels: Arirang World, Arirang Korea and UN channel. The Arirang World network offers subtitles in a number of languages, including Arabic, Chinese and Spanish. On March 3, 2008, Arirang TV added three more languages: Russian, Vietnamese and Indonesian.
The network is free-to-air in much of Europe, North America, Asia (except Korea), Australia and the Pacific region via Astra 1E, Hotbird 3, Intelsat (PAS) 2, 8, 9 and 10 and Arabic feed in Asiasat 3s and Badr4. Arirang Korea feed is now available in Koreasat 3 via the SkyLife DTH service.
Sumber: Arirang Global TV