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South Korea

South Korea Media Stats

Definitions

STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Broadcast media multiple national TV networks with 2 of the 3 largest networks publicly operated; the largest privately owned network, Seoul Broadcasting Service (SBS), has ties with other commercial TV networks; cable and satellite TV subscription services available; publicly operated radio broadcast networks and many privately owned radio broadcasting networks, each with multiple affiliates, and independent local stations 2010
Households with television 98.01% 1995 8th out of 136
Internet > Fixed broadband Internet subscribers per 1000 365.01 2012 6th out of 188
Internet > Internet users per thousand people 839.37 2013 20th out of 205
Internet > Users per 1000 732.33 2007 8th out of 149
Internet users 39.4 million 2009 11th out of 206
News Agencies > List of news agencies

Yonhap News Agency - English-language pages

2012
Personal computers > Per capita 544.92 per 1,000 people 2004 16th out of 155
Radio > List of radio stations

Korea Broadcasting System (KBS) - public, operates six networks

KBS World Radio - external broadcaster, operated by KBS

Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation - public, operates MBC Radio and music-based MBC FM


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2012
Telecoms > Mobile cellular subscriptions > Per 100 people 110.36 2012 83th out of 200
Telephones > Mobile cellular > Per capita 886.94 per 1,000 people 2007 52nd out of 162
Television > List of TV stations

Korea Broadcasting System (KBS) - public, operates two networks; web pages in English

Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation (MBC) - public

Seoul Broadcasting System (SBS) - private


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2012
Television receivers > Per capita 346 per 1,000 people 1997 43th out of 178
Televisions 15.9 million 2003 16th out of 214
Televisions per 1000 332.23 2003 50th out of 191

SOURCES: CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011; World Development Indicators database; International Telecommunication Union, World Telecommunication/ICT Development Report and database. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.; Wikipedia: List of countries by number of Internet users (Calculated using penetration rate and population data from "Countries and Areas Ranked by Population: 2012" , Population data, International Programs, U.S. Census Bureau, retrieved 26 June 2013). Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.; Internet World Stats, June 30, 2010; British Broadcasting Corporation 2014; International Telecommunication Union, World Telecommunication/ICT Development Report and database, and World Bank estimates.; Source: UNESCO UIS Data | UNESCO Institute for Statistics; CIA World Factbook, December 2003; CIA World Factbook, December 2003. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.

Citation

"South Korea Media Stats", NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/profiles/South-Korea/Media

  • South Korea ranked first for internet > fixed broadband internet subscribers per 1000 amongst East Asia and Pacific in 2012.
  • South Korea ranked second for telecoms > telephone lines per 1000 amongst High income OECD countries in 2012.
  • South Korea ranked second for E-Government rating globally in 2002.