FreeNet (formerly and very briefly known as KBS 조선 민주주의 인민 공화국/KBS Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea) was a television station owned by the Korean Broadcasting System in South Korea, it broadcast South Korean programs with a satellite pointed at North Korea, providing a different set of programs from what North Korea's very restrictive TV allowed. It included more traditional news programs, so North Koreans would understand the programs more from the more influenced South Korean version of the Korean language. It was launched in 2004 but was taken off the air in 2008 due to it massively increasing tensions and economic reasons. It's motto was "The alternative to the state!". Only a few North Korean TV sets could receive FreeNet, and even less watched it, receiving only about 90-600 viewers a month according to KBS. In 2008, the housing crisis moderately impacted South Korea, and KBS, wanting to make sure that they were using as little money as possible, shut down KBS 3, KBS 4, KBS Plus and the Korean feed of CBS (owned by KBS) as well as FreeNet on September 17, 2008.