|Launched||2 September 1958|
|Owned by||China Central Television|
|Picture format||4:3 576i (SDTV)
16:9 1080i (HDTV)
|Headquarters||China Central Television Headquarters
East 3rd Ring Road
Beijing, People's Republic of China
|Formerly called||Television China|
|ATV (Hong Kong)||Channel 15|
|HKBN bbTV (Hong Kong)||ATV-15|
|Now TV (Hong Kong)||ATV-15|
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)
- 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)
- 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.
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CCTV-1 transmits 24 hours a day.
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.
- Morning News: Daily 06:00-08:301
- News 30’: Daily 12:00-12:301
- News Simulcast: Daily 19:00-19:301
- Rerun: Daily 04:59-05:29
- Focus Report: Daily 19:38-19:551
- Nightly News: Daily 22:00-22:30
- 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
- New Year Festival (Live on 31 December-1 January)
- Spring Festival (Live on 1st day of the 1st month with 3–15 days)
- Lantern Festival (Live on 15th day of the 1st month)
- Qingming Festival (Live on 4–5 April)
- Labor Day (Live on 1 May)
- Dragon Boat Festival (Live on 5th day of the 5th month)
- Mid-Autumn Festival (Live on 15th day of the 8th month)
- National Day (Live on 1 October)
- Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Establishment Day (Live on 1 July 1997 at 00:00 HKT).
- Macau Special Administrative Region Establishment Day (Live on 20 December 1999 at 00:00 MST).
- Closing ceremonies of the Old Hong Kong International Airport (Live on 6 July 1998 at 01:30 HKT).
- Opening ceremonies of the New Hong Kong International Airport (Live on 6 July 1998 at 06:30 HKT).
- Opening ceremonies of the 2008 Summer Olympics (Live on 8 August 2008 at 20:00 BJT).
- Closing ceremonies of the 2008 Summer Olympics (Live on 24 August 2008 at 20:00 BJT).
- Opening ceremonies of the 2008 Summer Paralympics (Live on 6 September 2008 at 20:00 BJT).
- Closing ceremonies of the 2008 Summer Paralympics (Live on 17 September 2008 at 20:00 BJT).
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.
- Official Site (Chinese)