On this day…
in 1995, cable television broadcasted its first ever Korea Baseball Championship game: the Hanwha Eagles vs. LG Twins. Korea Sports TV (한국스포츠TV, established on December 27, 1993), and 20 other channels were officially launched on March 1, 1995 as South Korea’s first ever cable television network.
Broadcasting rights for the cable sports channel? 200,000,000 KRW (approx. 200,000 USD) for three games a week (Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays).
Korea Sports TV is now known as SBS Sports, which broadcasts regular season games every day when there is baseball.
- SBS Sports website.
- 한국 스포츠 TV 공식 출범, Dong-A Ilbo, Dec. 28, 1993.
- 올해는 케이블TV 원년, Yonhap News Agency, Jan. 4, 1995.
- 한국스포츠TV, 9일부터 야구 중계, Yonhap News Agency, May 6, 1995.
- CATV 프로 야구 생중계, Dong-A Ilbo, May 7, 1995.
- 위성TV-케이블TV 프로그램, Dong-A Ilbo, May 9, 1995.
- 스포츠TV 개국식, the Kyunghyang Shinmun, Jun. 6, 1995.