YTN is the first 24-hour Korean news channel broadcasting throughout South Korea. It was founded on September 14, 1993 and began broadcasting on March 1, 1995.
YTN originally stands for Yonhap Television News, as the channel was the subsidiary of the Yonhap News Agency until its separation from the agency in 1998. The channel's previous slogans are "Yesterday, Tomorrow and Now" and "Your True Network", being both acronyms for the channel's name after the split. The channel's current three taglines are "Always First", "Tomorrow Exclusive", and "Yes! Top News!". It also has the motto: "Whenever and wherever there is news, we are there."
YTN programming consists of a mix of live news bulletins, live broadcasts from major breaking news, commentary panel programs and overnight replays.