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FoundedJTBC_header_cell_0_0_0 21 March 2011; 9 years ago (2011-03-21)JTBC_cell_0_0_1
HeadquartersJTBC_header_cell_0_1_0 48-6, Sangamsan-ro, Mapo District, Seoul, South KoreaJTBC_cell_0_1_1
Area servedJTBC_header_cell_0_2_0 South KoreaJTBC_cell_0_2_1
Key peopleJTBC_header_cell_0_3_0 JTBC_cell_0_3_1
OwnerJTBC_header_cell_0_4_0 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_cell_0_4_1
SubsidiariesJTBC_header_cell_0_5_0 JTBC Studios
JTBC Mediacomm 
JTBC Mediatech 
JTBC PlusJTBC_cell_0_5_1
WebsiteJTBC_header_cell_0_6_0 (in Korean)JTBC_cell_0_6_1


CountryJTBC_header_cell_1_0_0 South KoreaJTBC_cell_1_0_1
Broadcast areaJTBC_header_cell_1_1_0 South Korea, WorldwideJTBC_cell_1_1_1
SloganJTBC_header_cell_1_2_0 Your colorful pleasure JTBCJTBC_cell_1_2_1
Language(s)JTBC_header_cell_1_4_0 KoreanJTBC_cell_1_4_1
Picture formatJTBC_header_cell_1_5_0 MPEG4 1080iJTBC_cell_1_5_1
OwnerJTBC_header_cell_1_7_0 JTBCJTBC_cell_1_7_1
LaunchedJTBC_header_cell_1_9_0 1 December 2011; 9 years ago (2011-12-01) (cable)JTBC_cell_1_9_1
Available on most cable systemsJTBC_header_cell_1_12_0 Channel slots vary on each providerJTBC_cell_1_12_1
SkyLifeJTBC_header_cell_1_14_0 Channel 4 (HD)JTBC_cell_1_14_1
B TVJTBC_header_cell_1_16_0 Channel 15 (HD)JTBC_cell_1_16_1
U+ TVJTBC_header_cell_1_17_0 Channel 15 (HD)JTBC_cell_1_17_1
Olleh TVJTBC_header_cell_1_18_0 Channel 15 (HD)JTBC_cell_1_18_1
Streaming mediaJTBC_header_cell_1_19_0
JTBC On airJTBC_header_cell_1_20_0 (Korea region only)JTBC_cell_1_20_1

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. JTBC_sentence_0

It was launched on 1 December 2011. JTBC_sentence_1

JTBC is one of four new South Korean nationwide generalist cable TV networks alongside Dong-A Ilbo's Channel A, Chosun Ilbo's TV Chosun and Maeil Kyungje's MBN in 2011. JTBC_sentence_2

The four new networks supplement existing conventional free-to-air TV networks like KBS, MBC, SBS and other smaller channels launched following deregulation in 1990. JTBC_sentence_3

History JTBC_section_0

See also: Tongyang Broadcasting Company JTBC_sentence_4

The JoongAng Ilbo, which used to be a part of the Samsung, had owned a TV station before. JTBC_sentence_5

In 1964 it founded the Tongyang Broadcasting Corporation (TBC) and ran the network for 16 years. JTBC_sentence_6

In 1980, however TBC was forcibly merged with the state-run KBS by the military regime of Chun Doo-hwan. JTBC_sentence_7

Market watchers see the return of JoongAng Ilbo to television in JTBC as the reincarnation of TBC. JTBC_sentence_8



  • 26 June 1964: Tongyang Broadcasting Corporation was launched.JTBC_item_1_0
  • 7 December 1964: TBC-TV Started broadcasting on channel 7.JTBC_item_1_1
  • 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.JTBC_item_1_2
  • 22 July 2009: Amendment of the Media law passed the national assembly to deregulate the media market of South Korea.JTBC_item_1_3
  • 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.JTBC_item_1_4
  • 31 December 2010: JTBC, TV Chosun, MBN, Channel A selected as General Cable Television Channel Broadcasters.JTBC_item_1_5
  • 11 March 2011: JoongAng Ilbo established JTBC corporation.JTBC_item_1_6
  • 1 December 2011: JTBC (Joongang Tongyang Broadcasting Company) (Channel number 15) started broadcasting.JTBC_item_1_7
  • May 2013: Former MBC news anchor Sohn Suk-hee was designated as JTBC's new president for its news division.JTBC_item_1_8
  • January 2015: JTBC constructs a new building in Digital Media City in Sangam-dong, Seoul.JTBC_item_1_9
  • November 2018: Sohn Suk-hee is promoted to JTBC's President and CEO.JTBC_item_1_10
  • June 2019: JTBC acquired the Korean rights to the Olympic Games from 2026 to 2032.JTBC_item_1_11
  • April 2020: JTBC moves their newscasts to Creation Hall, starting with JTBC Newsroom, with its other programs following suit on 18 May.JTBC_item_1_12

Programs JTBC_section_1

Main article: List of programs broadcast by JTBC JTBC_sentence_9


Viewership ratings JTBC_section_2


  • The table below lists the top 10 dramas with the highest average audience share ratings (nationwide), corresponding episode with highest rating and the date.JTBC_item_3_17


RankingJTBC_header_cell_2_0_0 DramaJTBC_header_cell_2_0_1 EpisodesJTBC_header_cell_2_0_2 Highest AGB Nielsen

Nationwide RatingJTBC_header_cell_2_0_3

Cable Channel
Ratings RankingJTBC_header_cell_2_0_4
DateJTBC_header_cell_2_0_5 Airing PeriodJTBC_header_cell_2_0_6
1JTBC_header_cell_2_1_0 The World of the MarriedJTBC_cell_2_1_1 16JTBC_cell_2_1_2 28.371%JTBC_cell_2_1_3 1JTBC_cell_2_1_4 2020.05.16JTBC_cell_2_1_5 Fridays and SaturdaysJTBC_cell_2_1_6
2JTBC_header_cell_2_2_0 SKY CastleJTBC_cell_2_2_1 20JTBC_cell_2_2_2 23.779%JTBC_cell_2_2_3 2JTBC_cell_2_2_4 2019.02.01JTBC_cell_2_2_5 Fridays and SaturdaysJTBC_cell_2_2_6
3JTBC_header_cell_2_3_0 Itaewon ClassJTBC_cell_2_3_1 16JTBC_cell_2_3_2 16.548%JTBC_cell_2_3_3 3JTBC_cell_2_3_4 2020.03.21JTBC_cell_2_3_5 Fridays and SaturdaysJTBC_cell_2_3_6
4JTBC_header_cell_2_4_0 The Lady in DignityJTBC_cell_2_4_1 20JTBC_cell_2_4_2 12.065%JTBC_cell_2_4_3 4JTBC_cell_2_4_4 2017.08.19JTBC_cell_2_4_5 Fridays and SaturdaysJTBC_cell_2_4_6
5JTBC_header_cell_2_5_0 My Kids Give Me a HeadacheJTBC_cell_2_5_1 40JTBC_cell_2_5_2 10.715%JTBC_cell_2_5_3 5JTBC_cell_2_5_4 2013.02.24JTBC_cell_2_5_5 Saturdays and SundaysJTBC_cell_2_5_6
6JTBC_header_cell_2_6_0 The Light in Your EyesJTBC_cell_2_6_1 12JTBC_cell_2_6_2 9.731%JTBC_cell_2_6_3 6JTBC_cell_2_6_4 2019.03.19JTBC_cell_2_6_5 Mondays and TuesdaysJTBC_cell_2_6_6
7JTBC_header_cell_2_7_0 Strong Girl Bong-soonJTBC_cell_2_7_1 16JTBC_cell_2_7_2 9.668%JTBC_cell_2_7_3 7JTBC_cell_2_7_4 2017.03.25JTBC_cell_2_7_5 Fridays and SaturdaysJTBC_cell_2_7_6
8JTBC_header_cell_2_8_0 MistyJTBC_cell_2_8_1 16JTBC_cell_2_8_2 8.452%JTBC_cell_2_8_3 8JTBC_cell_2_8_4 2018.03.24JTBC_cell_2_8_5 Fridays and SaturdaysJTBC_cell_2_8_6
9JTBC_header_cell_2_9_0 The Good DetectiveJTBC_cell_2_9_1 16JTBC_cell_2_9_2 7.609%JTBC_cell_2_9_3 9JTBC_cell_2_9_4 2020.08.24JTBC_cell_2_9_5 Mondays and TuesdaysJTBC_cell_2_9_6
10JTBC_header_cell_2_10_0 Something in the RainJTBC_cell_2_10_1 16JTBC_cell_2_10_2 7.281%JTBC_cell_2_10_3 10JTBC_cell_2_10_4 2018.05.12JTBC_cell_2_10_5 Fridays and SaturdaysJTBC_cell_2_10_6


  • 「Ratings」data sourced from AGB nationwide rating of cable channel, with the inclusion of occasional advertisementJTBC_item_4_18

Subsidiaries JTBC_section_3


NameJTBC_header_cell_3_0_0 DescriptionJTBC_header_cell_3_0_1
JTBC PlusJTBC_cell_3_1_0 Operates the JTBC's specialty cable channels, JTBC2, JTBC3 Golf&Sports, JTBC4 and JTBC Golf

Publishes Ilgan Sports since 2015JTBC_cell_3_1_1

JTBC MediatechJTBC_cell_3_2_0 JTBC_cell_3_2_1
JTBC Studios

(formerly JTBC Content Hub)JTBC_cell_3_3_0

Provides in-house drama and film production

Subsidiaries include Drama House [], Zium Content, BA Entertainment, Film Monster Co. and Perfect Storm FilmJTBC_cell_3_3_1

JTBC MediacommJTBC_cell_3_4_0 Conducts broadcast advertising sales on behalf of JTBC, JTBC Plus and Baduk TVJTBC_cell_3_4_1

Award JTBC_section_4


YearJTBC_header_cell_4_0_0 AwardJTBC_header_cell_4_0_1 CategoryJTBC_header_cell_4_0_2 RecipientJTBC_header_cell_4_0_3 ResultJTBC_header_cell_4_0_4 Ref.JTBC_header_cell_4_0_5
2019JTBC_cell_4_1_0 23rd Asian Television AwardsJTBC_cell_4_1_1 Cable & Satellite Network of the Year awardJTBC_cell_4_1_2 JTBCJTBC_cell_4_1_3 WonJTBC_cell_4_1_4 JTBC_cell_4_1_5

See also JTBC_section_5


Credits to the contents of this page go to the authors of the corresponding Wikipedia page: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/JTBC.