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Korean Broadcasting System (KBS)
Public
Industry Mass media
Predecessor Kyeongseong Broadcasting Corporation
Founded
  • 16 February 1927 (1927-02-16) (as Kyeongseong Broadcasting Corporation)
  • 3 March 1973 (1973-03-03) (as Public Broadcasting organization)
Founder Japanese Imperial Government
Headquarters
Yeouido, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul
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Area served
  • National
  • Worldwide (via KBS World)
Products
Owner Independent (publicly owned)

Korean Broadcasting System (KBS) is the national public broadcaster of South Korea. It was founded in 1927, and operates radio, television, and online services, being one of the biggest South Korean television networks.

KBS station status changed from government to public broadcasting station on 3 March 1973. Construction of KBS headquarters in Yeouido started in 1976. In 1979, KBS radio began broadcasting on the FM wave with the launch of KBS Stereo (now KBS 1FM), KBS began accepting advertising in 1980.

KBS' international output such as KBS World, as well as specialised services such as KBS Radio 3 for the disabled, receive public funding from the South Korean government.

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