KTV the Korean Channel
KTV1, channel 300 provides programmes from KBS WORLD
as well as locally-produced ones.
KBS WORLD, the worldwide satellite arm
of the state-owned KBS, provides real-time news and selected
sport, drama, current events, culture and entertainment shows
targetting some 6 million Korean nationals and expatriates abroad.
Beginning in March 2006, the second Korean channel (301)
airs programmes from MBC, SBS and other major television networks in Korea,
further diversifying the content.
MBC has been the most popular and credible channel in Korea
since it was established in 1961 and earned fame and recognition
worldwide, with the prizes in a number of international
TV festivals. MBC dramas have been the premier catalyst
in spreading “Korean Wave” throughout the world.
MBC documentaries are filled with innovative views and adventurous
spirit and have tried new materials and techniques.
MBC news and sport programmes also have been the eyes and ears
of Korean for the last four decades.
SBS. the first private nationwide commercial television network in Korea,
has been the family channel for over 15 years.
WTV is currently airing some of the popular SBS dramas.
KTV has become the media hub of the Korean community in New Zealand with its
locally-produced shows including community news, events, interviews,
and TV3 News translation service. The 24-hour, nationwide coverage
means a competitive edge over any other media in the Korean community
of New Zealand.