JoongAng Group
is
the only
comprehensive
content group
in Korea

JoongAng Group includes
JoongAng Ilbo, the daily
newspaper
based firmly on
the principle of trust, and
JTBC, which carries on
the
creative spirit of TBC
(Tongyang Broadcast
Company), in
addition to
cultural businesses,
multiplexes and year-round
leisure facilities.

JoonAng Group

Enriching people’s lives by imparting genuine knowledge
and reliable information as well as presenting joy and inspiration

  • Mission 1
    JoongAng Group believes in the power of trust
    and originality
    Our greatest value is trust and originality.
    We are holding credibility between customers
    and members as the highest priority. We
    strive to make unfamiliar but compelling
    content. We are not afraid to experiment
    with something new to provide
    differentiated value and experience.
    Rather, we discourage convention and
    routine. We hope to stand as a group
    earning trust and love from readers,
    viewers, and citizens.
  • Mission 2
    JoongAng Group leads
    our life and culture
    It is our hope that the media, multiplex,
    and leisure cultures that we create will
    spread to every corner of the world,
    making the world richer and warmer
    place to live. We maintain the momentum
    of growth for a better tomorrow.

To be profitable,
right
and flexible

Be profitable
Customer-oriented
Always think and act from the
perspective
of the customer.
Acknowledgement of talent
Consider staff as the most important
asset.
Recognition of mutual growth
We pursue the benefits of our
customers,
employees, shareholders
and the social
community.
Be right
Pursuit of reasonableness
Identify the core essence through a
sense of
balance and find a feasible
solution.
Moral conformity
All tasks are treated transparently and
fairly
based on fundamental principles.
Be flexible
Open-mindedness
Tolerate various perspectives and
approaches with open mind.
Proactiveness
Keep an eye on changes in the
environment
and seize new
opportunities.
Be different
Innovative thinking
Creates new value beyond existing
framework.
Continuously challenging
We will do our best to reach our goal
with
a sense of ownership.
Ceaseless learning
We study unceasingly with the aim of
becoming
the top expert and grow
together with the organization.

Welcome.
This is
Hong Seok-Hyun,
Chairman of
JoongAng
Holdings

JoongAng Group has led
media innovations, charting
a
new course for the Korean
media industry.
We are the
only comprehensive media
group in Korea
which covers
diverse fields of media
including
newspapers,
broadcasting, magazines, and
new media.
We have been
leading the Korean media
industry based
on two axes,
with the JoongAng Ilbo,
Korea’s top daily
newspaper
and JTBC, which has risen to
claim the
number one position
among Korean broadcasters
for its
credibility and brand
recognition. We also publish
English newspaper called
Korea JoongAng Daily with
the
New York Times International
Edition, and are
partners with
the world's leading television
broadcasters
and magazines.
Based on this, we will be able
to push
beyond the domestic
market to grow as a global
media
for our readers and
viewers in Asia and the world.

We successfully ran TBC
(Tongyang
Broadcast Company),
the top
commercial broadcasting
company for
17 years until the
company was forced
to shutdown
based on the Media
Integration Act
enacted by the military
government
in September 1980. JTBC,
which
inherits the legacy, was launched
after coming in first in a
government
bid for new
comprehensive program
providers.
JTBC posted an earnings
surplus
within six years to become the
most influential medium in Korea. In
addition to reclaiming the TBC
legacy,
JTBC’s rise is in itself
something
remarkably meaningful.

The JoongAng Ilbo, the oldest
flagship
company under the group,
has led the
newspaper industry by
introducing a
professional reporter
system, switching
to the Berliner
format, and promoting
digital
innovation. JoongAng SUNDAY, a
high-quality weekend newspaper, is
catering to readers with high caliber
and thirst for in-depth articles.
We will continue to devote ourselves
to
leading social development and
present
a vision for a unified Korea
through the
right criticism of the
policy.
Furthermore, we will be the
eyes and
ears of our global readers
and viewers
on behalf of Korea and
Asia.

MEGABOX and PHOENIX HOTELS
&
RESORTS, the Group's two other
axes,
will bring about great winds of
change
in the Korean multiplex and
leisure
markets. Aligning ourselves
with the
JoongAng Ilbo and JTBC,
we will strive
to be the best in the
industry, to raise
our standards of
living and culture to
the next level.
I believe this will be the
best way to
thank you for all the love
and
support provided to us.

Thank you.

Hong Seok-Hyun,
Chairman of JoongAng Holdings

History of
JoongAng Group

2018
  • 12
    Yumin Arts, awarded Interior of the Year Grand Prize at the Inside World Interior Festival
  • 7
    Opened 100th theater of MEGABOX
    (At the Seoul World Cup Stadium)
  • 4
    Launch of JTBC4
  • 3
    JoongAng SUNDAY, transition to Saturday issue newspaper
  • 2
    Phoenix Pyeongchang hosting the PyeongChang Winter Olympics
  • 1
    JoongAng Media Network renamed the JoongAng Group (with holding company JoongAng Holdings)
2017
  • 12
    Yumin Art Nouveau Collection in Jeju opens in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the birth of Founding Chairman Yumin Hong Jin-Ki
  • 3
    President Hong Jeongdo declares
    ‘The Crossing of the Digital River’
  • 2
    MEGABOX declares Life Theater as its new vision slogan
2016
  • 3
    Entertainment channel QTV relaunched as JTBC2
  • 1
    JoongAng Media Network acquiring Bokwang Leisure and changing its name to Phoenix Hotels & Resorts
2015
  • 12
    Inauguration of Hong Jeongdo as JoongAng Ilbo·JTBC CEO
  • 9
    Hosting of Media Conference to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the JoongAng Ilbo
  • 8
    Launch of JTBC3 FOX Sports
  • 3
    J Golf channel relaunched as JTBC Golf
2012
  • 8
    Launch of Gentleman Korea
  • 3
    Launch of the Korean edition of ELLE
2011
  • 12
    Launch of JTBC
  • 6
    ISPlus changing its name to J Contentree
  • 5
    ISPlus, merging with JoongAng m&b
  • 4
    Founding of the holding company JoongAng Media Network
  • 2
    CINUS, a subsidiary of ISPlus, merging with multiplex chain MEGABOX
2010
  • 12
    JTBC scoring the highest score in a screening process and gaining government approval to operate a new general programming channel
2009
  • 7
    Launch of entertainment channel, QTV
  • 3
    The JoongAng Ilbo switching format from the broadsheet to the Berliner
2008
  • 3
    Ilgan Sports changing its name to ISPlus
  • 2
    JoongAng SUNDAY switching it format from the broadsheet to the Berliner
2007
  • 3
    Launch of JoongAng SUNDAY, Korea’s only high-quality premium weekend newspaper
2006
  • 11
    Founding of Cartoon Network Korea as a collaborative effort with Time Warner Inc.
  • 10
    Launch of Heren
  • 5
    Establishment of JoongAng Ilbo NIE Research Center
2005
  • 12
    Acquisition of Ilgan Sports
  • 9
    The first hosting of charity flea market WeAJa Sharing Market in commemoration of the JoongAng Ilbo’s 40th anniversary
    Start of JES, professional supplier company of sports entertainment content
  • 5
    JoongAng m&b acquiring movie magazine, Movie Week
  • 1
    JoongAng Broadcasting Corp. founding J Golf
2003
  • 2
    Launch of InStyle, Forbes Korea
2002
  • 4
    BBB Campaign for Korea-Japan World Cup
2001
  • 9
    Start of newspaper script DB service / Launch of Economic Research Institute
  • 8
    Launch of SURE
  • 6
    Launch of Lemontree /Introduction of non-executive directors
  • 1
    Building newspaper image DB service
2000
  • 10
    Launch of the Korea JoongAng Daily through a partnership with the International Herald Tribune (IHT)/ The first hosting of JoongAng New Literary Award
  • 8
    Launch of Korean edition of Cosmopolitan
1999
  • 9
    The first hosting of JoongAng Ilbo Seoul Half Marathon
  • 4
    Founding of JoongAng Broadcasting Corp. with the takeover of Q Channel
  • 3
    The JoongAng Ilbo separates from the Samsung Group and declares a relaunch
1998
  • 3
    Launch of new media subsidiary named Joins.com
1997
  • 7
    Opening of the Yumin Hall (support center for media research)
  • 6
    Launch of publisher JoongAng M&B as an independent company
1996
  • 9
    The first hosting of Asia Press Forum
  • 7
    Opening of the first media center in Korea, the JoongAng Media Hall opened
1995
  • 10
    The JoongAng Ilbo adopting Korean-language headlines and horizontal texts
  • 3
    The JoongAng Ilbo starting Asia’s first Internet news service
1994
  • 9
    Launch of Ceci / JoongAng Ilbo starting to publish 3 sections newspaper with 48 pages
  • 7
    Establishment of a volunteer office
  • 6
    Selection of professional journalists for the first time in the Korea media history
  • 3
    The JoongAng Ilbo declaring its second foundation and inaugurating Chairman Hong Seok-Hyun as CEO
1991
  • 11
    Launch of Newsweek Korean Version
1989
  • 12
    Launch of the JoongAng Ilbo databank JOINS
  • 6
    Introduction of Korea’s first high-speed newspaper transmission system
1980
  • 11
    Forced merger of Tongyang Radio and TBC with Korea Broadcasting System (KBS) by the military government
1978
  • 12
    the JoongAng Ilbo’s daily circulation exceeding 1 million for the first time in the history of Korean media
1974
  • 11
    Launch of the Korea Daily, the U.S. edition of the JoongAng Ilbo
1970
  • 1
    Publication of the first issue of Woman’s JoongAng
1965
  • 9
    Launch of the JoongAng Ilbo (200,000 copies of the first issue published)
1964
  • 12
    Establishment of Tongyang Broadcasting Company (TBC)
  • 5
    Establishment of Radio Seoul Broadcast (RSB)
1963
  • 3
    Committee formed to launch the JoongAng Ilbo

JoongAng Group
is
made up of
a total of
19 major
affiliates

  1. A holding company of JoongAng Group (Formerly named JoongAng Media Network)

    JoongAng Holdings
Newspaper
  1. The representative newspaper of Korea launched in 1965

    JoongAng Ilbo
  2. A comprehensive content company that publishes JoonAng SUNDAY, Ilgan Sports, Magazine including Monthly JoongAng, Economist Korean Version, Forbes Korea and Newsweek Korean Version and JoongAng Books

    JoongAng Ilbo Plus
  3. A newspaper marketing and delivery distribution company

    JoongAng Ilbo Marketing
  4. A publishing company that produced and publish English newspaper, Korea JoongAng Daily

    JoongAng Daily
  5. A news media company which publishes the most Korean newspapers in 11 North American regions

    JMN USA, Inc
  6. The newspaper printing company responsible for the printing and distribution of the JoongAng Group media and other 100 kinds of newspapers

    JPressbiz
  7. The printing company in Yeongnam printing 30 newspapers including Korea Daily, Money Today and Seoul Newspaper

    Media Printing Net
  8. The newspaper production company responsible for the production of JoongAng Ilbo and other 150 kinds of a periodical publication

    JoongAng Ilbo Design
Broadcast
  1. The main broadcasting channel of korea, which took over the nation’s best private broadcasting TBC and opened in December 2011

    JTBC
  2. Trends content house based on various media platform that goes beyond magazine, broadcasting and digital content

    JTBC PLUS
  3. Studio distributing content domestically and internationally and producing drama, movie and digital content

    JTBC Content Hub
  4. Broadcasting advertising agency of JTBC, JTBC2, JTBC3 FOX Sports, JTBC4 and JTBC Golf

    JTBC Mediacom
  5. Digital Creative & Marketing Rep providing marketing solutions for digital, screen and OOH

    MEDIA LINK
  6. Responsible for video production and
    broadcasting technology

    JTBC Mediatech
Multiplex
  1. Multiplex cinemas with 100 theater chains

    MEGABOX JoongAng
Leisure
  1. Resort company open four seasons that include Phoenix Pyeongchang and Phoenix Jeju

    Phoenix JoongAng
Others
  1. In-house IT Platform Company that operates and develops JoongAng Group’s business system and infrastructure

    Joins JoongAng
  2. A listed corporation of JoongAng Group, which operates a drama/film production investment business and a multiplex theater

    J Contentree