Activities to Support International Broadcasting (Arirang TV)

Republic of Korea
Korea Communications Commission
Key objectives of the measure:

Support for Arirang TV

▪The project to support Arirang TV refers to the enhancement of broadcasting and communications services overseas as stipulated under Article 26 (Use of Funds), Paragraph 1, Items 5 and 6 of the Framework Act on Broadcasting Communications Development. This project is expected to improve the international perception as well as the international competitiveness of Korea. 

Scope of the measure:
Nature of the measure:
regulatory, financial, institutional
Main feature of the measure:

▪ The project finances the production of programs, the operation of broadcasting services, the purchase of broadcasting equipment and the operation of facilities. In other words, the operator of the project provides funds for TV program production, operation of the satellite broadcasting service, replacement of outdated equipment and conversion to HD format, in addition to financing the maintenance of the broadcasting equipment. 

Results expected through the implementation of the measure:

▪ The project will improve the international reputation of Korea by providing correct information about the country through overseas broadcasting. In addition, it will operate English radio broadcasts for foreign residents and visitors to Korea, and provide cultural and daily information on Korea. This will help foreigners gain a better understanding of Korea and ultimately contribute to improving Korea’s competitiveness.

Financial resources allocated to implement the measure:

31,020,591dollar (as of 2016)

Goal(s) of UNESCO's 2005 Convention
Cultural Domain(s)
Cinema/ Audiovisual Arts