KBS has long been a leader in the development of the broadcasting culture of the nation. As the key public service broadcaster of Korea, KBS has undertaken initiatives at technological turning points while providing a communication channel for diverse views.
In the multi-channel digital broadcasting environment, a number of broadcasting channels are available, making the social role of public broadcasting ever more important.
With the digitalization of terrestrial television and the changes in the digital media environment, KBS strives to connect with the audience through the production of audience oriented, high-quality public services. KBS initiated the country's first radio broadcasting service in 1927 and commenced Korea's first television broadcasting service in 1961. First broadcasting HD programs in 2001, KBS completed the transfer to digital broadcasting in 2012.
KBS headquarters are located in the Yoido district of Seoul. There are 18 regional stations and 11 overseas bureaus as well as eight subsidiary companies such as KBS Media, which manages the local and global marketing of KBS content.
Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA) is a state-funded trade and investment promotion organization operated by the Government of South Korea
Since 1962, KOTRA has helped Korea become one of the world’s largest trading nations through supporting the overseas expansion of Korean companies and paving the way for new export markets. They have also promoted foreign direct investment in Korea and supported the growth of foreign investors.
With 123 offices in 83 countries, KOTRA serves global business platform. Its goal is to contribute to the economic growth not only of Korea, but also of developing countries through sharing about our development experiences and being a socially responsible corporation.
Korean Cultural Centre
Opened by the Korean Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism' in January 2008 under the jurisdiction of the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in London, the role of the KCC is to enhance friendship, amity and understanding between Korea and the UK through cultural and educational activities.
From the KCC's central London location near Trafalgar Square, the dedicated cultural team work to further develop established cultural projects, introduce new opportunities to expand their Korean events programme in the UK, and to encourage cultural exchange.
Founded on 1 February 2008, Soshified is the largest international fan community dedicated to Girls’ Generation (also known as 소녀시대, SNSD, So Nyuh Shi Dae, SoShi, 少女時代) with over 200,000 members and 176 staff members.
A one-stop portal for all things Girls’ Generation, Soshified is the authoritative source for the latest news and media about the top South Korean girl group, including high quality pictures, video streams and in-house English-subtitled videos. Soshified sees an average of 1 million visitors, of which 221,000 are unique, and 10 million page views per month from around the world.