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CCTV-1 综合
Launched 2 September 1958 (1958-09-02)
Owned by China Central Television
Picture format 4:3 576i (SDTV)
16:9 1080i (HDTV)
Country China
Language Chinese
Broadcast area China
Hong Kong
Headquarters China Central Television Headquarters
East 3rd Ring Road
Chaoyang Metropolitan
Beijing, People's Republic of China
Formerly called Television China
Website CCTV-1
Analog Channel 1
Digital Channel 1
DVB-T Channel 1
ATV (Hong Kong) Channel 15
Satellite Channel 1
Chinasat-6B 3840MHz
Cable Channel 1
HKBN bbTV (Hong Kong) ATV-15
Now TV (Hong Kong) ATV-15
Streaming media

CCTV-1 is the flagship free-to-air terrestrial television channel of CCTV in the People's Republic of China. It broadcasts a range of programs and is available to both cable and terrestrial television viewers from China Central Television Headquarters at East 3rd Ring Road in Beijing.


Peking Television (1958-1978)[edit]

  • CCTV-1 (formerly known as "Peking Television") was launched as China's first television station on 2 April 1958 and officially began broadcasting 6 hours a day on regular terrestrial television channels on 2 September 1958.
  • Peking Television was granted a free-to-air terrestrial television broadcasting license in the 1960s.
  • Peking Television began broadcasting experimentally in colour in 1971. The first television signal was transmitted via satellite transmission. The first colour programmes were PAL-D. Full-time colour broadcasting began in 1977.

China Central Television (1978–present)[edit]

  • Peking Television was renamed China Central Television (CCTV) on 1 May 1978.
  • CCTV-1 began stereo broadcasting on all television channels in 1988.
  • CCTV-1 moved satellite broadcasting from Chinasat-3 to Chinasat-4, a quality-level broadcaster in 1994.
  • CCTV-1 changed from analog to digital broadcasting in 2002.
  • CCTV-1 began broadcasting 24 hours a day on 1 October 2004.
  • CCTV-1 began high-definition broadcasting on 21 September 2009.
  • On 1 March 2011, Hong Kong's Asia Television Limited (ATV) started relaying CCTV-1 instead of CCTV-4 which is a free-to-air digital terrestrial television station in Hong Kong on UHF normally tuned to 15.

Transmission hours[edit]

CCTV-1 transmits 24 hours a day.

Broadcasting length[edit]

Live programming is used on special occasions such as the Chinese National Day, Handover of Hong Kong, Hong Kong International Airport, Taiwanese Earthquake, 11 September 2001, Sichuan Earthquake, Asian Games and Summer Olympic Games.




  1. ^ Simulcast on CCTV-13.


  • Early Drama: Daily 01:30-05:30
  • Breakfast Drama: Daily 09:00-12:00
  • Midday Drama: Daily 13:00-16:00
  • Primetime Drama: Daily 20:00-22:00
  • Late Night Drama: Daily 23:00-01:00



CCTV-1 HD is a simulcast network version of CCTV-1 in high-definition (HD) of all programmes still made in standard-definition are upscaled on the output will be in high-definition.

CCTV-1 HD shows simulcast of upconverted CCTV-1 to officially rolling out its television signal. The rest of the programming hours consists of mainly upconverted resolution CCTV-1 simulcast. It carries an up-converted simulcast of programmes on CCTV-1. If one were to observe CCTV-1 HD they would notice that the horizontal resolution had increased to 1920 pixels. For the duration of the 2012 Summer Olympics broadcasting was increasd to 24 hours a day to provide extra coverage of the Summer Olympic Games events. CCTV-1 HD was created specifically for the 2008 Summer Olympics and 2008 Summer Paralympics at Beijing National Stadium.


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