Watch the live stream of KBS World (English Subtitled)!

Lee Tae-hoon
Written by Lee Tae-hoon

KBS offers its English-subtitled content for free online. Just click the image above and you will be able to watch KBS World without having to subscribe it. You can also check out its program schedule and watch it at

Ironically those living in Korea could not access to KBS World, for whom I translated News 9 in real time back in 2003, because it only airs outside Korea mainly for Koreans living abroad.

I think KBS has been cautious about airing it in Korea due largely to some politicians heavily lobbied by Arirang TV, the country’s state-funded English-language TV station for whom I worked in 2006 to 2009.

It is safe to say Arirang TV is a de facto propaganda mouthpiece for the Korean government. Please share your thoughts.




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Lee Tae-hoon

Lee Tae-hoon

Lee Tae-hoon is publisher at The Korea Observer. He previously worked for the Korea Times and Arirang TV. You can reach him at