Korea Educational Broadcasting System (한국교육방송공사) or EBS is a South Korean educational television and radio network covering South Korean territory, and the only major South Korean radio and television network without a separate regional service. Established as KBS 3, Seoul Animation Center and KBS Educational Radio in the 1980s, and became an independent corporation in 1990. EBS strives to supplement school education and promote lifelong education for everyone in Korea.
The main counterparts of this network are PBS in the United States, as well as CBBC, BBC Two and BBC Four in the UK.
- EBS 1TV — EBS' main terrestrial channel for premium documentaries, preschool, and youth program. (Channel 10.1)
- EBS 2TV — EBS' second terrestrial channel. (Channel 10.2)
- EBS FM — A EBS' radio channel, the station focuses mainly on language learning. The actual CSAT listening comprehension examinations are broadcast on this station annually at 8:40 AM and 1:10 PM on the day of the CSAT.
- EBS Plus 1 (subscription television) — The channel focuses greatly around the high school test curriculum and offers programming to complement and amplify the student's in-school education.
- EBS Plus 2 (subscription television) — The main focus of this channel is "lifelong" learning, with various programs for younger and older viewers.
- EBS English (subscription television) — This is the network's English education channel, covering kids from kindergarten to grade 12.
- EBSuHD (DMB) — EBS' children's channel; formerly a simulcast of EBS Plus 1.
Also, EBS offers one pay-television channel, EBS America, in the United States. Its programming centers around Korean culture, language education, and children's shows.