EBS1 (formerly KBS3) is a South Korean free-to-air television channel operated by the Educational Broadcasting System. The channel is available as a national network without any regional variation in schedules. Its national distribution however, is administered by KBS.
|Launched||2 February 1981|
|Owned by||Educational Broadcasting System|
|Digital terrestrial television||Channel 10.1|
|Available on every cable provider in South Korea||Channel slots vary on each operator|
|KT Olleh TV||Channel 13|
|LG U+ TV||Channel 14|
|SK Broadband B TV||Channel 13|
|ebs.co.kr||Watch live (South Korea only)|
The channel was originally launched by the Korean Broadcasting System on 2 February 1981 as KBS3 and all the educational television programmes previously broadcast on other KBS channels were moved to there.
In 1990, when the responsibility of broadcasting educational contents was spun off from KBS, the channel became part of the newly-formed Educational Broadcasting System. The channel was rebranded as EBS Television.
In 2000, the Educational Broadcasting System itself was turned into a public corporation. Digital terrestrial transmission began on 5 November 2001 on channel 10.1. On 11 February 2015, when EBS2 was launched, EBS was rebranded as EBS1.