CCTV-4

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CCTV-4 中文國際
China Central TV-4.png
Launched 1 October 1992 (1992-10-01)
Network CCTV
Owned by CCTV
Picture format 576i (4:3 SDTV)
Country People's Republic of China
Language Chinese
Broadcast area International
Headquarters Beijing, People's Republic of China (2009-present)
Website CCTV-4 Asia
CCTV-4 Europe
CCTV-4 America
Availability
Satellite
Max3 (Indonesia) Channel 348
Jadeworld (Australia) Channel 8
TVB Pay Vision (Hong Kong) Channel 730
Skynindo (Indonesia) Channel 18
SKY Italia (Italy) Channel 580
Astro (Malaysia) Channel 334
DStv (South Africa) Channel 420
Skylife (South Korea) Channel 527
TrueVisions (Thailand) Channel 44
DirecTV (U.S.) Channel 454
Dish Network (U.S.) Channel 582
MyCATV Lucena (Philippines) Channel 59
OrangeTV (Indonesia) Channel 407
Kristal-Astro (Brunei) Channel 334
Cable
Rogers Cable (Canada) Channel 804
Cable TV Hong Kong (Hong Kong) Channel 71
First Media (Indonesia) Channel 209
Cablelink (Philippines) Channel 253
Destiny Cable (Philippines) Channel 66
StarHub TV (Singapore) DTTV: Channel 30
Cable: Channel 801
Cablecom (Switzerland) Channel 450
Naxoo (Switzerland) Channel 313
Shaw Cable (Canada) Channel 524
TrueVisions (Thailand) Channel 44
Intercable (Venezuela) Channel 99
SkyCable (Philippines) Channel 114
Macau Cable Television (Macau) Channel 18
Parasat Cable TV (Philippines) Channel 307
IPTV
TPG (Australia) Chinese TV2
bbTV (Hong Kong) Channel 730
now TV (Hong Kong) Channel 542
Hypp TV (Malaysia) Channel 2007
Mio TV (Singapore) Channel 555
KylinTV (U.S.) Channel 12
FiOS TV (U.S.) Channel 1845
Streaming media
CNTV Ai Bugu CCTV-4 Asia
CCTV-4 Europe
CCTV-4 America

CCTV-4 中文國際 (Chinese: 中國中央電視台中文國際頻道; pinyin: Zhong Guo Zhong Yang Dian Shi Tai Zhong Wen Guo Ji Pin Dao) is a 24 hour Chinese international channel. It is one of six China Central Television channels that broadcasts outside of the People's Republic of China.

This channel contains a variety of programs including documentaries, music, news, drama series, sports and children shows for the People's Republic of China, mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau and Republic of China.

History[edit]

CCTV-4[edit]

CCTV-4 was officially launched by President Yang Shangkun at President Palace of the People's Republic of China in Beijing in 1992. It started as a six hour Chinese international channel.

The programming of CCTV-4 consist of a mixture of English and Chinese programming. English broadcasting stopped with the introduction of the English language channel CCTV-9 in September 2000.

In 1994 the channel expanded to twelve hours and in 1998 it expanded to eighteen hours.

CCTV-4[edit]

In 2007 the channel was split into three channels:

  • CCTV-4 Asia - Daily programs to Asia and Australasia.
  • CCTV-4 Europe - Daily programs to Europe.
  • CCTV-4 America - Daily programs to North America and South America.

Partners[edit]

RCTI and TV3 both provide news bulletin programmes that focus on Indonesia and Malaya to CCTV-4. Other locally produced segments of the daily programming focus on Singapore, Batam and Johor Bahru.

See also[edit]