|Owned by||China Central Television|
|Picture format||4:3 576i (SDTV)
16:9 1080i (HDTV)
|Formerly called||Television China|
|CATV China||Channel 2|
CCTV-2 was launched in 1962. At the time, it was China's first color TV channel and served primarily educational purposes.
In 1983, CCTV-2 became an "economic comprehensive channel", broadcasting sports programs, agricultural shows, variety shows and reruns of the CCTV-1 programs. It also airs programs from other countries.
In 1999, the channel was renamed the "CCTV Economic Life and Service Channel".
In 2003, its name was changed again to the "CCTV Economy Channel", and it stopped broadcasting sports programs, with an exception of the Olympic Games. All other programs were unaffected by the change.
On August 24, 2009, the name was again changed, to "CCTV Channel of Finance and Economics". After the revision, it was a semi-comprehensive channel. Some columns not related to finance, economics or life service were transferred to CCTV-3 and CCTV-10.
Programs broadcast on CCTV-2 are mainly about:
- Official Site (Chinese)
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