Aspiring to become Korea’s equivalent of Bloomberg TV, Hankyung TV was incorporated by the name of WOWTV in August 1999 under the three banners of “Democratization of Information, Popularization of Investment, Globalization of Market.” The channel began its nationwide coverage via the CATV platform in August, 2000 after launching an Internet broadcasting station in January of the same year. The channel caused waves throughout the market due to being launched as Korea’s first securities news channel.
The channel was renamed “Hankyung TV” in March 2004 and listed on the KOSDAQ in July of the same year, it emerged again as the iconic financial news channel of Korea in both name and substance in partnership with the market-leading economic daily of Korea: the Korea Economic Daily. In terms of view ratings measured during market hours (8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.), Hankyung TV ranked number one among all CATV channels in 2004.
In addition, in the contents production capability analysis conducted by the Korea Communications Commission (KCC) for the first time in 2012, Hankyung TV turned out to be the only single PP (program provider) that was granted the supreme rating of “Very Excellent,” and it also earned the highest rating in 2013.
Hankyung TV is now ushering in an era of N-screen encompassing all devices such as satellite TV, IPTV, DMB, Smart TV, and smartphones beyond the limit of CTV. It has even found its way onto Apple TV as a global media accessible by viewers all around the world. In addition, the channel is further enhancing its web platform to better facilitate communication between netizens and securities experts.