The KBS logo on the side of its HQ building.

KBS to take the initiative in addressing the low birthrate crisis

South Korea's public service media, KBS, will serve as a public forum to address the country's low birthrate.

The KBS logo on the side of its HQ building.

KBS to Overcome Financial Challenges

KBS conducted a critical workshop on 28 November 2023 to address funding, with the impending separate collection of licence fees. 

KBS building in Seoul

Park Min put forward as new KBS CEO & President

Park Min will now face a parliamentary confirmation hearing after he was approved by the KBS Board to be the next CEO and President.

KBS building in Seoul

KBS CEO and President dismissed

The Public Media Alliance is concerned after the CEO and President of KBS was dismissed from his position by the board of directors.

The KBS logo on the side of its HQ building.

Update: No end in sight for crisis facing KBS

Unusually swift political approvals for changes to KBS's funding mechanism and the sudden dismissal of its Chairman signal an ongoing crisis.

The KBS logo on the side of its HQ building.

Confusion and control: the ongoing crisis facing KBS

Consumer confusion has reigned after the licence fee collection system was altered, while there has also been key personnel changes.

SR and KBS

PMA welcomes new Board members from KBS and Swedish Radio

The Public Media Alliance offers a warm welcome to the Korean Broadcasting System’s Dr. SunWook Choi and Swedish Radio’s Tomas Hedenius to its Board.

Nighttime aerial view of KBS' office

KBS Raises Issue with KCC’s Approval of Changing License Fee Collection

KBS has appealed the decision by the Korea Communications Commission (KCC) to approve the separation of license fees from electricity bills.

Groupe de Travail Mondial

Le Groupe de travail mondial pour les médias publics dénonce la mise en péril du financement du diffuseur public de la Corée du Sud

Une proposition visant à transformer fondamentalement le mode de financement de Korean Broadcasting System (KBS) met en péril la stabilité financière du diffuseur.

South Korean public broadcaster’s viability in question in the face of funding threat: Global Task Force for public media

The GTF is concerned over a proposal to fundamentally alter the funding mechanism for the Korean Broadcasting System (KBS).