|Founded||21 March 2011; 9 years ago (2011-03-21)|
|Headquarters||48-6, Sangamsan-ro, Mapo District, Seoul, South Korea|
|Area served||South Korea|
|Owner||The Joongang Group (25%)
DY Asset (5.92%) JoongAng Ilbo (4.99%) TV Asahi (3.08%) Turner Asia Pacific Ventures (2.64%) S&T Dynamics (2.37%) Sungwoo Hitech (2.37%) Sungbo Cultural Foundation (1.18%) Daehan Steel (1.18%) Ace Bed Co. (1.18%) Hanssem Co. (1.18%)
JTBC Mediacomm JTBC Mediatech JTBC Plus
|Broadcast area||South Korea, Worldwide|
|Slogan||Your colorful pleasure JTBC|
|Picture format||MPEG4 1080i|
|Launched||1 December 2011; 9 years ago (2011-12-01) (cable)|
|Available on most cable systems||Channel slots vary on each provider|
|SkyLife||Channel 4 (HD)|
|B TV||Channel 15 (HD)|
|U+ TV||Channel 15 (HD)|
|Olleh TV||Channel 15 (HD)|
|JTBC On air||(Korea region only)|
JTBC (Korean: 제이티비씨; abbreviation of Joongang Tongyang Broadcasting Company; stylized as jtbc) is a South Korean subscription network and broadcasting company, in which the largest shareholder is JoongAng Ilbo/The JoongAng Group with 25% of shares.
It was launched on 1 December 2011.
See also: Tongyang Broadcasting Company
The JoongAng Ilbo, which used to be a part of the Samsung, had owned a TV station before.
In 1964 it founded the Tongyang Broadcasting Corporation (TBC) and ran the network for 16 years.
In 1980, however TBC was forcibly merged with the state-run KBS by the military regime of Chun Doo-hwan.
Market watchers see the return of JoongAng Ilbo to television in JTBC as the reincarnation of TBC.
- 26 June 1964: Tongyang Broadcasting Corporation was launched.
- 7 December 1964: TBC-TV Started broadcasting on channel 7.
- 30 November 1980: TBC-TV merged with KBS Television by the special law of Chun Doo-hwan, president of military authorities, resulting in the launching of KBS 2TV.
- 22 July 2009: Amendment of the Media law passed the national assembly to deregulate the media market of South Korea.
- It was a response of the South Korean government to the Cho-Joong-Dong (Chosun Ilbo, JoongAng Ilbo, and Dong-A Ilbo) ,who were the major media conglomerates, aim to launch the cable market.
- 31 December 2010: JTBC, TV Chosun, MBN, Channel A selected as General Cable Television Channel Broadcasters.
- 11 March 2011: JoongAng Ilbo established JTBC corporation.
- 1 December 2011: JTBC (Joongang Tongyang Broadcasting Company) (Channel number 15) started broadcasting.
- May 2013: Former MBC news anchor Sohn Suk-hee was designated as JTBC's new president for its news division.
- January 2015: JTBC constructs a new building in Digital Media City in Sangam-dong, Seoul.
- November 2018: Sohn Suk-hee is promoted to JTBC's President and CEO.
- June 2019: JTBC acquired the Korean rights to the Olympic Games from 2026 to 2032.
- April 2020: JTBC moves their newscasts to Creation Hall, starting with JTBC Newsroom, with its other programs following suit on 18 May.
Main article: List of programs broadcast by JTBC
- News programs including JTBC Newsroom, Political Desk, and JTBC News Morning&
- JTBC dramas hold 9 spots of the 50, including The World of the Married being the highest-rated cable drama on the list of highest-rated Korean dramas in cable television, surpassing JTBC's previous record with SKY Castle.
- Cultural productions such as Begin Again and Ssulzun
- Variety shows including Knowing Bros, Let's Eat Dinner Together, Traveler (South Korean TV series), and more.
- The table below lists the top 10 dramas with the highest average audience share ratings (nationwide), corresponding episode with highest rating and the date.
|Ranking||Drama||Episodes||Highest AGB Nielsen
|1||The World of the Married||16||28.371%||1||2020.05.16||Fridays and Saturdays|
|2||SKY Castle||20||23.779%||2||2019.02.01||Fridays and Saturdays|
|3||Itaewon Class||16||16.548%||3||2020.03.21||Fridays and Saturdays|
|4||The Lady in Dignity||20||12.065%||4||2017.08.19||Fridays and Saturdays|
|5||My Kids Give Me a Headache||40||10.715%||5||2013.02.24||Saturdays and Sundays|
|6||The Light in Your Eyes||12||9.731%||6||2019.03.19||Mondays and Tuesdays|
|7||Strong Girl Bong-soon||16||9.668%||7||2017.03.25||Fridays and Saturdays|
|8||Misty||16||8.452%||8||2018.03.24||Fridays and Saturdays|
|9||The Good Detective||16||7.609%||9||2020.08.24||Mondays and Tuesdays|
|10||Something in the Rain||16||7.281%||10||2018.05.12||Fridays and Saturdays|
- 「Ratings」data sourced from AGB nationwide rating of cable channel, with the inclusion of occasional advertisement
|JTBC Plus||Operates the JTBC's specialty cable channels, JTBC2, JTBC3 Golf&Sports, JTBC4 and JTBC Golf
Publishes Ilgan Sports since 2015
(formerly JTBC Content Hub)
|Provides in-house drama and film production
Subsidiaries include Drama House , Zium Content, BA Entertainment, Film Monster Co. and Perfect Storm Film
|JTBC Mediacomm||Conducts broadcast advertising sales on behalf of JTBC, JTBC Plus and Baduk TV|
|2019||23rd Asian Television Awards||Cable & Satellite Network of the Year award||JTBC||Won|
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