Educational Broadcasting System

Korea Educational Broadcasting System (EBS)
Type Broadcast radio and
South Korea
Availability South Korea
North America
Slogan Education makes the world happy
Key people
Yongsup SHIN, President
Launch date
1980 (as KBS3 Television and KBS3 Radio); 1990 (as EBS TV/Radio); 1997 (Satellite); 2001 (Digital); 2005 (DMB)
Callsigns HLQL
Official website
Korean name
Revised Romanization Hanguk Gyoyuk Bangsong Gongsa
McCune–Reischauer Han’guk Kyoyuk Pangsong Kongsa
EBS Logo.svg
Launched 2 February 1981 (as KBS 3)
27 December 1990 (as EBS TV)
Slogan Education makes the world happy
Country South Korea
Language Korean language
Formerly called KBS 3 (1981-1990)
Digital terrestrial television Channel 10.1 (Seoul)
SkyLife Channel 3 (HD)
Available on most cable systems Channel slots vary on each provider
B TV Channel 1 (HD)
U+ TV Channel 14 (HD)
Olleh TV Channel 13 (HD)

Korea Educational Broadcasting System (한국교육방송공사) or EBS is a South Korean educational television and radio network covering South Korean territory, and the only major South Korean radio and television network without a separate regional service. Established as KBS 3, Seoul Animation Center and KBS Educational Radio in the 1980s, and became an independent corporation in 1990. EBS strives to supplement school education and promote lifelong education for everyone in Korea.

The main counterparts of this network are PBS in the United States, as well as CBBC, BBC Two and BBC Four in the UK.

  • EBS 1TV — EBS’ main terrestrial channel for premium documentaries, preschool and youth program. (Channel 10-1)
  • EBS 2TV — EBS’ second terrestrial channel. (Channel 10-2)
  • EBS FM — A EBS’ radio channel, the station focuses mainly on language learning. The actual CSAT listening comprehension examinations are broadcast on this station annually at 8:40 AM and 1:10 PM on the day of the CSAT.
  • EBS Plus 1 (cable and satellite) — The channel focuses greatly around the high school test curriculum and offers programming to complement and amplify the student’s in-school education.
  • EBS Plus 2 (cable and satellite) — The main focus of this channel is “lifelong” learning, with various programs for younger and older viewers.
  • EBS English (cable and satellite) — This is the network’s English education channel, covering kids from kindergarten to grade 12.
  • EBSuHD (DMB) — EBS’ children’s channel; formerly a simulcast of EBS Plus 1.

Also EBS offers one cable/satellite channel, EBS America, in North America. It airs programs about Korean culture, language education, and children’s shows.


  • 1 Funding
  • 2 Logos
  • 3 Programming

    • 3.1 Originally-produced

      • 3.1.1 Imported series
    • 3.2 EBS Radio
    • 3.3 EBS Plus
  • 4 See also
  • 5 References
  • 6 External links


Though considered a public broadcasting entity, EBS gets most of its yearly budget from advertisements and sales revenue. In 2012, 72.1% of its revenue came from textbook sales, publications and ad revenues on its TV Radio and internet platforms, while the rest came from TV license fees (EBS gets 3% of the total License Fee being collected by the Korean Broadcasting System) and government grants.[1]




  • Chiro
  • EBS News
  • Jisik Channel e (Knowledge Channel e; 지식채널 e)
  • Tayo the Little Bus
  • Janghak Quiz (장학퀴즈)
  • Ding-Dong-Dang kindergarten (딩동댕유치원)
  • Roary the Racing Car
  • GO! GO! Giggles
  • English Café
  • Vroomiz
  • Boni and Hani
  • Brian’s English Adventure
  • Cocomong
  • Pororo the Little Penguin
  • Tickety Toc (시계마을 티키톡!)
  • Road Diary
  • Flowering Heart (플라워링 하트)

Imported series

All foreign shows are dubbed in Korean.

  • The Magic School Bus (신기한 스쿨버스)
  • Arthur (내 친구 아서)
  • Cyberchase (신나는 사이버 수학세상)
  • Denver, the Last Dinosaur
  • Bill Nye the Science Guy (빌 아저씨의 과학 이야기)
  • The Simpsons (심슨 가족)
  • SpongeBob SquarePants (스폰지밥 네모바지)
  • Rugrats (야! 러그레츠)
  • Dora the Explorer (도라도라 영어나라)
  • Yo Gabba Gabba! (영어 유치원 요 가바가바!)
  • Phineas and Ferb (피니와 퍼브)
  • The Mozart Band
  • The Koala Brothers (도와줘요 코알라 형제)
  • Transformers: Prime
  • Hi-5 (하이 파이부)
  • Yvon of the Yukon (유콘의 이반)
  • Marsupilami (우바우바! 마수필라미)
  • Untalkative Bunny (노란토끼 바니)
  • Thomas and Friends (꼬마기관차 토마스와 친구들)
  • Dinosaur Train (아기 공룡 버디)
  • Almost Naked Animals (시끌벅적 하우이와 벌거숭이들)
  • Scaredy Squirrel (겁쟁이 다람쥐 토토리)
  • Numb Chucks (딜펑 브라더스)
  • The Jungle Book (정글북)
  • Storm Hawks (스톰 호크)
  • Geronimo Stilton (제로니모의 모험)
  • Peppa Pig (꿀꿀! 페파는 즐거워)
  • Oswald (안녕! 오스월드)
  • Mike the Knight (꼬마기사 마이크)
  • Bubble Guppies (버블버블 인어친구들)
  • Franklin and Friends (꼬마거북 프랭클린)
  • The Backyardigans (꾸러기 상상여행)
  • Poppy Cat (고양이 파피)
  • Chuggington (칙칙폭폭 처깅턴)
  • The Mr. Men Show (와글와글 친구들)
  • Mama Mirabelle’s Home Movies (미라벨의 동물극장)
  • Pingu (꼬마펭귄 핑구)
  • Caillou (호야네 집)
  • Team Umizoomi (수학특공대 우미주미)
  • Roary the Racing Car (달려라! 카카)
  • Dirtgirlworld (두근두근 신나는 뒷마당)
  • LazyTown (Season 1-2 only) (강철 수염과 게으른 동네)
  • Pocoyo
  • Miraculous Ladybug (레이디버그X피에스타)
  • Franny’s Feet (구두신고 꼬까꼬까)
  • Connie the Cow (얼룩송아지 코니)
  • Paddington Bear (유쾌한 곰돌이 패딩턴)
  • Maggie and the Ferocious Beast (매기와 환상의 나라로)
  • Mermaid Melody Pichi Pichi Pitch (Template:피치피치핏치
  • Mermaid Melody Pichi Pichi Pitch Pure (Template:피치피치핏치
  • Watership Down (워터십 다운의 토끼들)
  • Timothy Goes to School (티모시네 유치원)
  • ToddWorld(토드의즐거운세상)
  • The Wiggles(위글스)
  • Wiggly Songtime(위글리송타임 – 영어율동)
  • Winx Club
  • Violetta
  • Doki (두키 탐험대)
  • Dot. (점.)
  • Strawberry Shortcake (꼬마숙녀 스트로베리)

EBS Radio

  • Morning Special (8:00~9:00, Mondays through Saturday) and Saturday Morning Special (same time, Saturday)
  • CSAT Listening Comprehension (8:40 & 13:10, day of CSAT)

EBS Plus

  • Survival English

See also

  • Korean Broadcasting System
  • Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation
  • Seoul Broadcasting System
  • Channel A
  • TV Chosun


  1. ^ EBS Annual Revenue Report

External links

  • EBS Introduction (in Korean) (in English)
  • EBS Main(TV/Radio) (in Korean)
  • EBS Primary School (in Korean)
  • EBS Middle School (in Korean)
  • EBS CSAT (in Korean)
  • EBS English (in Korean)
  • EBS Foreign Language (in Korean)
  • EBS Math (in Korean)
  • EBS Clipbank (in Korean)
  • EBS Durian(Multicultural) (in Korean)
  • EBS International Documentary Festival (in Korean) (in English)
  • EBS SPACE (in Korean)
  • EBS Janghak Quiz (in Korean)
  • EBS Media (in Korean) (in English)
  • EBS on Twitter Edit this at Wikidata(in Korean)

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